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

Just A Girl From Mattapan:

  • I Am a Brown Girl FLY Girl From Mattapan. 
  • I am a Brown Girl in Bama aka Southern Brown Bella
  • 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 (Alabama) 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 lover of all HBCUS #HBCUlove
  • 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 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 enjoys the realms of being a human being
  • I Am Holistically Health Conscious. I believe that we can heal our mind, body, and spirit and become whole.
  • 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 life live. 
  • 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 will 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 Brown Girl From Boston (Mattapan) turned Brown Girl Bama. She is a FLY Girl Coach and  Certified Personal and Professional Life and Career Coach. She serves as a co-founder of The Careerist Project Life and Career Group Coaching Program alongside Career Coach, Shemika Moore. She is also a Brand Ambassador,  Speaker, Mentor, Digital Storyteller/Media Personality, 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, Benton Nissan's Commerical, and Health Magazine.  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. 

She encourages and empowers everyone First Love Yourself, chase your purpose instead of money, heal beyond the surface, and be unapologetic about being who you are. She believes that everyone has the capability of healing and becoming a whole person if they are willing to do the inner work and be their true authentic self throughout the process.

Andrea decided to pursue life and resiliency coaching after dealing with trauma and repeated losses on a personal and professional level.  She realizes that people are bendable but not broken. She believes that people can navigate life happily and holistically through therapy, coaching, and healing the root level of trauma.

Andrea is a 2016 RISBJ Woman 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 PraticoInnovation Business Pitch Idea Winner for her Smart Savvy app. 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. 

She is a graduate of the Illustrious and Prestigious Tuskegee University and the University of Southern Mississippi. 

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