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 Professor and Director of Social Work Field Director at my Beloved Alma Mater
  • 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 adamant 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 Stallworth Imafidon ‘06, MSW is the Director of Field Education in the Social Work Department at Tuskegee University. Before she arrived at Tuskegee University, Andrea worked as the Southeast (GA|AL|MS) Program Manager for College Links and Career Pathways Initiative Manager for INROADS, Inc. She is also a speaker, Certified Life Coach, mentor, digital storyteller, and social media consultant. Andrea have over 14 years of Clinical Social Work, Non-Profit, Social Services Management, Youth Development, and Leadership experience.  She is the digital storyteller, content creator and Co-Founder of The Careerist Project and Founder of the Brown Girl from Boston blog, both social impact startups focus on developing healthy and holistic individuals through career development, personal development, and professional development  through life and career coaching, mentoring, and facilitating online workshops and webinars.

Andrea Stallworth Imafidon is originally from Boston, MA but currently resides in Anniston, AL. She holds a certification in Personal Development coaching from The CaPP Institute and Business Planning Certification from the Center of Women and Enterprise. She also piloted the online Penn Foster High School, dual enrollment program at Fortis Institute in Birmingham, AL.

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, “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 healthy and holistic guide for Black and Brown women to authentically and unapologetically take care of themselves.

Andrea is a 2016 RISBJ Women to Watch Entrepreneurial Women watch nominee. Andrea served as a Social Media Round-table Expert at 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 StartSavvy app.

Andrea decided to pursue life and resiliency coaching after dealing with trauma and repeated losses personally and professionally.  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.


 












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