July Current Obsessions

It is getting so close to the move, I am so excited. I made the official announcement last week and just feel like this is the right move.

I decided to share my current obsessions with you. This is something different I am trying with my favorites. I decided to do these videos every other month and call it my current obsessions. Sometimes I don’t have favorites every month and it was hard trying to find things to talk about. Enjoy and subscribe to my channel!

Let me know what you were currently loving this month!

 

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Officially Moving Soon!!

Hey guys! I know that it has been a while and life happens. I wanted to pop in and let you know that I will be officially here in August. I am excited yet a little scared of this move. I’ve been on blogger for so long and it was my start but I think it is time for a change and I can’t wait. I will start out posting here every other Friday and then be here officially every Tuesday, Thursday and every other Friday.

 

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Get To Know Naturalle Drea

It has been so busy lately and I have been trying to get my time management together lol. I thought I would do one of those Get to Know Me tags to introduce myself and you get to know a little bit more.

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1. What is your name? Andrea

2. What is your favorite color? Pink

3. How tall are you? 5’7

4. Cats or Dogs? Cats

5. Funniest moment throughout School? I think it was my junior year when we ordered personalized polo shirts. I put on my order form for my shirt to say Dre Bear but it came back as Dr. E Bear, we still laugh about it.

6. How many countries have you visited? Jamaica and Canada, I need to travel more lol

7. Are you in/have you gone to college? Yes I have gone to college

8. What was your favorite/worst subject in High School? My Favorite- Band, Worst- Math

9. What is your Favorite drink? Wine lol

10. What is your favorite animal? Cat

11. What is your favorite perfume? Right Now, Flower Bomb by Viktor and Rolf

12. Tea or Coffee? Both lol

13. What Sports do you play/Have you played? I played soccer and t-ball when I was younger and was a cheerleader

14. What is your favorite book? Life In Motion by Misty Copeland

15. Who are some of your favorite YouTubers? Makeup Shayla, Ellarie, Jackie Aina, Naptural85, Desi Perkins, Alissa Ashley, Missy Lynn just to name a few

16. What is your favorite movie? I have a few but just to name a few, The Wood, Clueless, Black Panther, Westside Story

17. Are you Single or Taken? Married, coming up on a year in June

18. Whats your idea of an ideal first date? Going out to dinner and talking

19. Favorite memory from childhood? Amazing on how Santa delivered presents when I didn’t have a chimney lol!

20. Do you speak any different languages and how well? I wish loo, I know a little bit of Spanish

21. Do you have any siblings? Yes 1 brother and 2 step sisters

22. How would you describe your fashion sense? I follow my own rules and mainly gravitate towards clothes that catch my attention and are cute

Hope you enjoyed and learned a little more about me. I will start posting on here on Fridays until I fully transition over but in meantime, please check out my other platform Naturalle Drea.

Have you done this tag? Comment and let me know.

Representation Matters!

I am slowly getting back into the swing of blogging. I needed to take a much needed break to clear my head and get things together. I am super excited to be making this transition to Word Press, not sure when but just excited for the move.

I remember when I was growing up, it was important to see people like myself on tv, magazines, movies and so on. The first for me was watching The Cosby Show. I was in awe to see an African American family on tv that you can relate to. You aspired to become a doctor or lawyer or even go to college. I loved the positive representation it showed me and I aspired one day to have a family like that.

I feel that it is important for everyone to have a positive representation of themselves. It is important for children to grow seeing people like themselves to aspire to be like. I’m not sure why people often debate this or feel it is not important but it is.

My son was born during Obama’s first term and I took him with me when he was running for reelection. He was so happy to see a representation of himself running this country and the first one at that. I aspired to like Michelle, she is so graceful, intelligent, beautiful and just a positive role model for all. Children now can say that I can be president because there was someone like them in office.

My son also loves all the Avenger characters and saw all the movies but it was something  different when Black Panther was coming out. He seemed more excited about this movie (I think we were more excited than he was lol) because there was a super hero that looked like him. We were all proud to go support this movie and it was more than amazing. Black Panther was not only an African American super hero but a positive one. People were even cheering for the villain which is very rare( I would cheer for Michael B. Jordan anytime lol). It was an amazing, positive and uplifting representation of us.

On the flip side, I know that reality tv is for entertainment but I don’t like how it sheds a negative light on us. I have watched a couple of these shows and I just couldn’t watch them anymore. I couldn’t take how the women would talk badly about each other and tear each other down and calling everyone a bitch. I couldn’t take how the men thought it was okay to disrespect women and just act a fool. I have another post on a the premise of a couple shows but you get what I’m saying.

I hope that someday, representation is not a problem with everyone, it matters. Every race, region, sex, orientation deserves to be represented.

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