BEHIND THE BRAND

Meet Brittney Marshall, Founder & CEO of MyBrownBox

Hi there! Welcome to MyBrownBox.com

I launched MBB in 2013, as one of the first monthly subscription beauty boxes that catered to helping women of color discover beauty products that complement their natural beauty (hence our name). After a year, I realized that our purpose was much greater than being just a "beauty box". 

Today we stand as a community-driven platform that inspires women of color to be great, take risks and create their own reality!

I invite you on this journey of magic cultivation with us!

The Art of Letting Go: Moving Into Your Queendom

The Art of Letting Go: Moving Into Your Queendom

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I read something the other day and it said, “Sleep doesn’t help if it’s your soul that’s tired”

And it triggered so many conversations, ideas and provisions. I had to learn the “Art of Letting Go”, and talk about a process! I was in this box built with bricks of validation, depression, self-neglect and feeling the need to be involved with everything around me to make sure I stayed “seen”. Once you get tired (and I mean I was tired mentally, and it was taking a toll of my physical well-being) you have no choice but to pick up those dragging feet and move yourself to your peace. I had to take a look inside of myself, determine what it was I wanted out of this life God gave me, and how I was going to use the tools he gave me.

Bondage and baggage had everything to do with how that box I was stuck in was built, and the only person who could tear those walls down was the one who built it. I was bound by failed relationships, situtationships, abandonment, and let’s not forget a doubtful mind that was telling me I couldn’t do the things I wanted to do. With the devil being as busy as he was, I created an insecure atmosphere.

You know that video of Lauryn Hill giving a speech to youth back in 2000? It was that video that helped me get to where I am at this very moment. Watch it here.

That Queen was twenty-five years old and spitting major knowledge. The twenty-five part has an insane amount of influence on me, not because I should be where she was at twenty-five, but because I had to wake up, and with me turning twenty-five this year, I had to start climbing this wall of greatness. You know, things happen when they are supposed to so here I am now, at twenty-four adjusting this crown, wearing and rocking it as I dance to the beat of my own drum.

She was aware of the baggage she was carrying and confronted it. But see, I’m the girl with the U-Haul truck full of baggage. There were bags of hurt filled in that U-Haul but once you become aware, and work, those bags slowly start to disappear.  I always questioned why relationships (situationships) /ideas/dealings didn’t work, and then it clicked and I chose to be still and listen (FINALLY)

1. It’s not working, because he/it isn’t for you.

2. You keep chasing what God DOESN’T have for you

You CANNOT expect things out of others that you can’t even give. (Love, trust, commitment, and just a clear mind) I was in a place of knowing who I was, and what I wanted but couldn’t execute. I had to correct then execute the progress I had made because if you don’t WORK, nothing will.

I was growing, but still playing the victim as if I didn’t have full control over MY LIFE. I knew the things that were holding me back so I detoxed from the toxic people that were in my life. I began having conversations with God about what he wanted me to do, because after all I am his. Everything I wanted to do was his gifts, and ideas through me!

So I started basking in my Queendom and moving forward free of shackles and chains. [Tweet "I stopped living for what people wanted me to be, what they envisioned for me and started living for who I was destined to be."]

So to all my sistah’s, work on you because once we are whole, we're an untouchable force! We have the right to choose happiness, so choose it Queen.

When Beyonce's Lemonade Hits Too Close to Home: 6 Tips for Healing After Infidelity

When Beyonce's Lemonade Hits Too Close to Home: 6 Tips for Healing After Infidelity

Lauryn Hill Dropping Truth To The Youth

Lauryn Hill Dropping Truth To The Youth

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