My name is Bryant Grant. I was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on December 13, 1984. I grew up with both parents until my mother was diagnosed with Cancer in 1997. I was forced to be the man of the house. My life changed the morning of February 5, 1998. I received a phone call that my mother passed away. It was that moment I knew God was testing me and molding me into the man I needed to be.
Three years later, my son, Bryant Grant, Jr was born. Again faced with another challenge, playing football, being a full-time student and a full-time father. I didn’t quit, I graduated high school on June 5, which was my mother’s birthday. Without many college offers on the table and living with my elderly grandmother who suffered from illnesses of her own, once again, I was forced to be the man of the house.
I did what any lost young man who had to provide at this age would do, and I turned to the streets. My strong relationship with God kept me protected and grounded through it all. I told myself that I had to get out. I moved to Orlando, Florida in 2007, searching for new beginnings. I attempted college while working overnight security for the University of Central Florida. This was a new environment, seeing people my age having fun, living life and being carefree. There I was, a 22-year old father - all I knew was responsibility.
Faced with some adversities, I had to move back to Fort Lauderdale. I spent one year sleeping on the floor at a relative’s home. Having no car, job or goals, it was time for a change. I was hired by a major retail company working in the stockroom. I worked hard for six months and purchased my first car. In the interim, my work ethic was noticed by top managers which landed me a promotion into men’s fashion working with multiple celebrities and building a solid clientele.
Two years later, I was promoted again and relocated to Atlanta, Georgia. While living in a new city, the roads were not easy. Atlanta taught me a lot. I truly gained a love for fashion. I gained a new passion after helping a group of troubled youth prepare for job interviews.
My new mission is to help those who feel the road is too tough or do not see the light at the end of the tunnel. I say to those, '“Be you, be great, be the legend”.
Welcome to my world.