VIBE Vixen’s Boss Talk podcast amplifies the voices of women and she/her-identifying individuals in their respective industries as they discuss their journeys toward becoming the bosses we know today. From their demeanor and confidence and persevering through life’s pitfalls to make a name for themselves in their own way, being a boss is much more than ‘just running sh*t.’
Entertainer Amara La Negra sat down with host and VIBE.com writer J’na Jefferson for Boss Talk‘s first episode of 2019. La Negra’s vivacious personality, coupled with her talent as a singer, dancer and performer, has won the hearts of many fans the world over.
La Negra, who can be seen on Love & Hip Hop: Miami, details on Boss Talk that she has an EP in the works titled Unstoppable, which she says she is excited for, due to it being a full drop rather than a single. Other than her transition to the American music market, the “What A Bam Bam” singer is also a contestant on Univision’s dance competition show Mira Quien Baila, and was seen acting in BET’S Fall Girls.
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NO me quiero ir de la competencia Mi gente! VOTEN por mi en la aplicación de #UnivisionConecta solo tiene 48hrs para votar 10veces #TeamAmara @miraquienbaila ・・・ Fuego, fuego y más fuego 🔥 @amaralanegraaln nos regaló un momento espectacular en la pista con un baile flamenco impecable. ¿Crees que sus zapatos le den suerte 👠? #MiraQuienBaila #mqballstars #miraquienbailaallstars #mqb Photography: @alexmateophoto
What she’s incredibly proud of, however, is the release of her first children’s book, Amarita’s Way. The book is split into three chapters, which pertain to self-love, never giving up on your dreams, and the importance of a strong mother-daughter relationship. This is inspired by the only child’s relationship with her own mother, who she says instilled a hustler’s mentality in her.
“I just always saw [my mother] work and hustle, and unintentionally, I kind of became like that as well, but in my industry,” she smiles. “I’m an entertainment hustler!”
Of course, the book is also aiming to bring the topic of representation for little girls to the forefront, something that La Negra has never been shy about. During her time in the spotlight, she’s been vocal about colorism and the importance of Latinx representation in the media, and she hopes to be a beacon of light and inspiration for little girls. While she’s not perfect, she wants young women to be inspired by her good deeds and actions.
“I’m going to continue to be a boss by continuing to be strong, continuing to stay true to myself…” she details. “I consider myself to be fearless to a certain extent… I’m not perfect, I’m young… I’m still getting to know myself and learn from life. I don’t know if I’m a good role model or not, [but] I’m a good person.”
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These are the 3 Chapters in My Childrens Book. Available on Amazon.com ( Link on Bio) and Coming soon in 2019 on “Barnes and Nobles” @barnesandnoble @mcbride_stories #MommyAndMe 👉🏾 Teaching Children the importance of having a good relationship with your mother is super important to me. To trust them No matter what. #NeverGiveUp 👉🏾 Staying Determind and Focused on you Goals and Dreams. #SelfLove 👉🏾Learning to and Embrace yourself just yhe way you are. AVAILABLE in Spanish & English
Listen to the full episode below.