Allow Me To Introduce Myself...My Name is Drea





Just A Girl From Mattapan:
I Am a Brown Girl FLY Girl From Mattapan. 
My journey to being a Brown Girl From Boston started on January 13, 1983! 
I Am Josie and Willie's daughter 
I Am Sam and June's little sister
I Am Charles David Imafidon's wife
I Am Black Love
I Am A Goal Getter, Around the Way Girl, The Go-Get It Girl and the Sistah-Girl
I Am A 1st Generation Black Bostonian
I Am A City Girl with Southern Roots (S/O to my family in the South)
I Am A Boston Public School Graduate (Big Up James J. Chittick Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Middle School, and John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science)
I Am Unapologetically Black. I love my Blackness.
I Am A Tuskegee University and University of Southern Mississippi Alum
I Am A Social Worker
I Am A Hip Hop Connoisseur and live for that gritty, conscious Hip Hop
I Am Sistah-Girl, Sistah-Friend and Keep My Friendship Circle Kinda of Thin
I Am A FLY Girl Techy
I Am A Trash Talker and Lover of All Boston Sports
I Am A Former Ballet, Jazz, and Tap Dancer
I Am A Former Baller and still think Ball is Life
I Am A Naturalista and Rock a Mean Natural Hair Style
I Am Far From Perfect
I Am A Mixed Between My Mama, My Ancestors, Sistah Souljah, MC Lyte, Rapsody, Iyanla Vanzant and Lauryn Hill
I Am a spiritual being who enjoy the realms of being a human being
I Am Holistically Health Conscious. I flow between flexiterian and esoteric when it comes to handling my mind, body, and soul
I Am A Purpose Chaser
I Am A Tomboy who can throw on a mean African Print skirt with a dope Hip Hop tee with bamboo earrings and a red lip or I can rock some jeans, head wrap and a dope tee and get busy
I Am not a stickler for grammar because many times I am in the flow. I have spent endless hours, days, years writing in 12 font, Times New Roman, APA format...let me and my writing live. If you can comprehend what I am writing, salute to you.
I Am very tough but loving while coaching. I can see the God/Goddess within you but I need you to see it within yourself first
I Am courageous and sensitive about my ish because I am a creator and builder who creates a safe space for other creators, people of color businesses, and dope individuals.
I Am Who I Am and know the ledge (knowledge of self)
I Am a Brown Girl From Boston and I don't play small. I do. I be. I create. I Am Me. I speak my truth. I have no problem sharing my experiences.


                                    
                                             Andrea Imafidon's Short Biography:


Andrea C. Imafidon, MSW is a certified Personal and Professional Development Coach and image and brand consultant, who helps individuals, organizations, and small businesses become their best version of themselves online and offline through brand awareness, starting and owning start-ups and managing and organizing events. She is also a Brand Ambassador,  Speaker, Mentor, digital storyteller and social media consultant. She is the digital storyteller and content creator at Brown Girl From Boston. She served as a guest blogger on “Blavity”, “Black and Married with Kids” and “xoNecole”. She also appeared on TLC’s Bling It On with Sondra Celli.  Andrea  is the author of three books, including “Manifesting Your Greatness,” a goal setting book to help others to become goal getters,  “Turning Your Passion Into A Paycheck: How to Monetize Your Passion, Strengths, and Gifts,” which is a guide to starting your startup and Self-Care for Brown Girls a self-care guide for Black and Brown women. 

Andrea is a 2016 RISBJ Women to Watch Entrepreneurial Women to Watch nominee. Andrea served as a Social Media Roundtable Expert at the 2016 Massachusetts Conference for Women. She also served as an entrepreneurship mentor for South Coast Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll). She is the 2014 Practico Innovation Business Pitch Idea Winner for her Smart Savvy app which is coming soon to a smartphone and tablet soon. Andrea is also the co-owner of Beautiful Handsome Brand with her husband, Charles. Beautiful Handsome Brand specializes in men’s grooming products for the bearded and educated men. Andrea makes homemade and organic beard oils, beard shampoos, and beard balm. 


Imafidon is a professional coach with a certification in personal development coaching from The CaPP Institute. She earned an M.S. in social work from The University of Southern Mississippi and a B.S. in social work from Tuskegee University.




TLC Bling It On Show: (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NuqrTVUHV2I)



  



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