Cupcakes & Conversation - Panel Conversation
Brandi Grayson is the proud mother of 3 daughters, 28, 27, 22, and a 5-year-old son. She’s worn many hats over the last 20 years. From a foster parent to an adoptive parent. To a community organizer, a comedian, and a radio talk show host to an assistant social worker. A list of her roles includes a Director of Programming, a Program Manager, a Business Manager, a Program Analyst, and a Realtor. And it doesn't stop there. She served as a Claims Adjuster, Field Inspector, and Field Manager for a construction company. Currently, she is the Founder, CEO, and President of Urban Triage, Inc, and Grayson Consulting, LLC.
Many know her work with the Young Gifted and Black Coalition (YGB), which she co-founded in 2014 in response to the murder of Mike Brown, and most recently, her leadership as CEO of Urban Triage following the murder of George Floyd. Ms. Grayson embodies what she stands for: supporting healthy Black families, transformative justice & education, integrity, breakthroughs, and Black liberation, bringing decades of experience working with Black families and children and program development and implementation while simultaneously experiencing the intersectionality of Black vulnerability. Leading her to found and ground her work in creating a better world and understanding that a better world starts with self: self-awareness, accountability, integrity, self-discovery, and the will to heal.
She takes pride in empowering, inspiring breakthroughs and transformation in Black people and Black communities. Her work reflects the attributes of Blackness that are rarely centered---Black excellence through healing, Black resilience, Black creativity, Black compassion, Black economic development, and most importantly, Black love.
Urban Triage, Inc. empowers Black families to excel and believe in their ability to make a difference in their lives, their families and communities with hope, education, and action. By way of crisis response, advocacy, psychoeducation, community support services, intervention, leadership development, and systems training.