Brittney is a young Black woman with big, round gold & tortoiseshell glasses and shoulder-length black curly hair. She wears a black blazer over a cobalt blue top and is accessorized with an evil eye necklace and tiny gold hoops on her ears. The best accessory that she wears is her smile.

Brittney Symone Grant

Programs Coordinator

Brittney Symone Grant is a passionate marketing and administrative professional with six years of experience working with theaters and art nonprofits across Chicago, Ohio, and Connecticut. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater from Youngstown State University and has even spent a semester abroad in South Korea in 2014. Brittney has a deep passion for social media and storytelling and utilizes her theater degree to create engaging marketing narratives. Brittney loves using storytelling as it's a powerful tool that creates an emotional connection between organizations and their impacted communities, all while uplifting and empowering their voices.  

Before moving to Chicago, Brittney was a teaching artist and actor for a small Shakespeare touring company in Connecticut and a Programs Coordinator for SMARTS (Student Motivated by the Arts) in Ohio. She later moved to Chicago in 2017, while on vacation, and has since never left! Brittney has since accomplished her professional theatrical dreams by interning at The League of Chicago Theatres as their Communications intern and becoming Steppenwolf Theatre's 2018/2019 PR apprentice and fellow a year later. Brittney has worked across Chicago at several theater companies and ended her career on a high note in 2022 when she was able to contribute and be there for the success of Court Theatre’s first Regional Tony award. With one dream checked off, Brittney is thrilled to bring her creative & storytelling talents to her new career in to social and disability justice and help advance Disability Lead's mission.

Brittney is deeply connected to the work of Disability Lead through her own experience living and thriving with her mental health and developmental disabilities. Brittney lives in Lincoln Park, where she is practicing her skills as a tarot reader while writing her debut inspirational book about self–love, healing and her spiritual journey in Chicago over the last seven years.