Brittnie Granville is far from your average beauty queen. The reigning 2021 Ms. Black Alabama USA might be preparing for her shot at the national title. Still, she’s balancing it with her duties as a single mom, philanthropist, author, autism advocate, business strategist, and generational wealth builder.
“I entered the pageant because I wanted to be a role model to other Black women. I wanted to be a positive representation of single mothers who may feel like they are overlooked or ignored in a society that views them as problematic”, said Brittnie. “More importantly, I wanted to do it for my daughter Brailynn, who is autistic. Everything I do is with her in mind, especially as it pertains to autism awareness, acceptance, and inclusion while building generational wealth that will sustain a comfortable lifestyle.”
Brittnie states that her daughter’s father is not in her life but instead of choosing to be bitter, she always focused on her daughter, who has been diagnosed with ASD, SOAD, SDP, chronic asthma, epilepsy, and anxiety.
“Single mothers tend to get wrapped up in the baby daddy drama, but you have to put that aside and put that energy into creating a better life for your child, regardless of who chooses to be in their life,” says Brittnie. “When my child was younger, she went through over 15 medical specialists and still faces various challenges regarding her disorders. She is why I created the Mommy and Me Business Planner to teach parents about generational wealth and the importance of creating multiple streams of passive income for their children. Those of us with children with disabilities, especially, need to realize that many people may not want to employ them or work with them. Therefore, one way to generate wealth and passive income is by putting them in the position to be business owners.”
Brittnie helped her daughter create her own brand, The Ausome Kid ™, which includes a storybook series, adventure activity book, and coloring book. They also have The Ausome Kid Inc. nonprofit organization to empower and support children with Autism, provide resources to impacted families, and educate the community on awareness, acceptance, and inclusion.
“People do ask what I plan to do after my reign is over, and I plan to do exactly what it is I have been doing, and that is to promote Autism awareness, acceptance, and inclusion on a broader scale for children like Brailynn, so they can be highlighted for their abilities instead of shunned for their disabilities and the world can see the greatness they can contribute to society if given the opportunity,” said Brittnie.