We had the good fortune of connecting with Khrissy Briscoe and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Khrissy, how do you think about risk?
I think taking risk is the only way to grow. A lot of us fall into a comfort zone and get stuck. You have to fight through that fear and have faith that opportunity is on the other side. If you fail, at least you can learn from it, and make the necessary adjustments to make it better the next go round. My motto is like Nike “Just do it” you have absolutely nothing to lose.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’ve always had a love for music, in particular the culture of HipHop. There aren’t many women “mainstream” that REALLY know music and are educated with the history and it’s foundation in my opinion. When I started Women/Men N’ Music & Media I went into it with the idea to help anyone aspiring to work in the business to gain all the tools and knowledge on how to be successful in their field. And to give those who have been successful this far a platform to share their stories. I feel like I didn’t have that growing up, resources were very limited. You really had to be super connected with someone major. I really get this fire in my soul when someone leaves my event saying they feel inspired, or they gained so much knowledge and have some sort of a blueprint on getting started. I really do it for others, this isn’t about me, it’s about helping someone else, that’s what brings me joy.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
To know me is to know I loovveeee live music. I would definitely have tickets to a concert lined up. There’s a monthly showcase I love called PayDay LA (s/o to El Prez) where you can see some dope artist from the city and surrounding area perform. We would definitely have to grab breakfast at The serving spoon in Inglewood or Roscoes and have lunch and/or grab smoothies from Simply Wholsome off Slauson & Overhill. I’m on my fitness/health vibes so I’m watching eating out too much lol.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I owe a lot of my growth in my brand to my Bestie Genice & my assistant/friend Monica Padua. Two women I trust with my vision & ideas. I appreciate them because they believe in me and my brand as much as I do. I’m all ears when they provide constructive criticism because they can sometimes see things past my thought process. Lastly, I’m truly grateful for Ayana CEO/Founder (Hardknocklife ent) she’s my business big sister. The laughs and the constant positive reinforcement conversations we have are the BOMB. she knows her craft and handles business, Let’s add she’s soooo resourceful lol. you need someone like that in your corner to keep you on your toes
Solo picture (main article picture uploaded) Photo Cred- Von Jackson