Drew Afualo has proven to be an exceptional person

Drew Afualo has proven to be an exceptional person ...

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Following her next podcast, The Comment Section With Drew Afualo, where she chats with famous people, such as comedian Brittany Broski, about misogyny, relationships, and empowerment, Afualo offers her best tips for going into the dating pool with confidence.

You can often see your followers how well you laugh off the retorts of the men featured in your videos. Where would you say your belief came from?

I''ve always walked like my sh*t don''t stink. I think my mother and her older sister have both been fundamental figures for me to look up to. They''ve just inspired me. My mother always encouraged us based on self-confidence, confidence, and understanding that you might be the prettiest, most in shape, conventionally attractive girl in the world a and that there''s still going to be somebody who doesn''t like you for whatever reason.

If you find your peace with those information, it may be devastating to you even if people do not like you or have something negative to say about you. I''ve just always been so goal-oriented and ambitious, so I have never really focused on what others are doing and saying, whether it''s negative or negative. I''ve just always been the same way.

What are your recommendations for people who struggle with dating confidence?

Know that you are one of those people. There''s literally nobody else like you in the world, and that''s the most unique thing ever. Also knowing that life is too short to spend it worrying about what others might think of you, you know that anyone would be lucky to have you. So keep an eye on those facts, know you are valid and trustworthy in or out of a relationship, and keep these standards high! Someone will meet them, I promise!

You''re adamant against TikTok''s fat shaming. Do you consider yourself a proponent of body positivity?

I''m divisive about body neutrality, which, in essence, means your body is just what it is. It just exists, because when your body, whether it conventionally meets the beauty standards, it should have no impact on you and how they perceive you. A lot of times when I talk about body shaming, like fat shaming specifically, on TikTok, I always think what they fail to realize is that these "jokes" have real-life implications.

When I poke fun at a dude for being short, they''re like, "Oh, you''re just a body shamer!" The difference is that fat shaming works in every aspect of life, but both have to do with the automobile. One is infinitely worse than the other. So when I think about body neutrality, I always aim to keep an eye on the fact that your body appears to be neutre.

Do you have any advice for people who struggle with their body image while they''re dating?

This is because those kinds of men who [jokes about fat women] aren''t getting dates. So don''t worry about them. They''re not in those dating pools. They''re not getting matches. They''re not getting likes. Literally ever. It''s really like their imagination. So don''t let that affect how you see yourself or how your confidence is when it comes to dating.

It''s going to be like, "I think you look fantastic," "It''s like you, too." Most people do not have to prove your worth to someone who does not even see you as a human in the first place. Nothing. Let them go off and joke with all their friends.

What about making a first move a whatas your advice for anyone who wants to slide in the DMs, or shoot their shot on the apps?

Always remember that life is too short to do what you want. Do not forget to follow this person if you like that person or think they are cute. Always follow the instructions carefully! You are in no worse off position than you initially. And there are certainly people who might benefit from that.

What is the difference between in-person and in-person?

In person, it is a lot easier, only because you can understand body language and tone more powerful than through text. So be confident, know you are the baddest b*tch alive, and go after what you want. If they are interested, their loss!

Do you have a set of mantras or pump-up songs?

I''m a huge fan of affirmations every day, so I say them in the morning. I say them to myself in the mirror. It''s not that important, because you are still going to be fantastic, wonderful, regardless of how this works out. Then, as far as music goes, Meg Thee Stallion works.

OYES. Sheas my favorite.

The Hooda song from aGirls is fantastic.

Energy that is bad in the b*tch.

When you''re ready, listen to this song. Hyping yourself. I think that when you are so confident and successful in yourself, you might be more satisfied and fulfilled in yourself. Someone who isn''t really much worth by doing it. That''s what I think is the best relationships.

When it comes to potential partners, a huge part of that is discovering your worth. What are your expectations?

My beliefs have always been non-negotiable, and some of them are: our morals being aligned, kindness, respect, empathy, getting along/respecting my family, and selflessness a the list goes on. But these are my big ones.

What is your advice for people who struggle with knowing their worth in dating?

Thatas the patriarchy/misogyny is hard at work. Itas trying to make you believe that if you donat adhere to a certain mold and shrink yourself down to uplift men, then youall never find love. Itas trying to make you settle for less than you deserve. Never let that seep in; knowing that you deserve the greatest will attract the best.

When do you know when to stay away from a partner or relationship?

Because it is different for everyone because it''s because they wear all on our own journey emotionally. And relationships are so complex and intimate. But across the board, itas when you don''t feel like fighting anymore. And thatas in several ways. When you are unsure about what you have, itas time to walk away. Giving up is the mark of the absence of love. It''s also important that you weren''t with the right person.

This interview has been written and condensed for clarity.

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