One on One with Evita Robinson Founder of the Nomadness Travel Tribe by Roger Maloney

Welcome to Ufront Media Insights;

As you all know it is Black History Month, and we always focus on the achievements that people of color did in the past and that is something we all are proud of.   Today I wanted to focus on individuals in the media that are creating Creating History Now and one of those individuals is a beautiful young lady by name of EVITA ROBINSON the creator of the Nomadness Travel Tribe. 

The Nomadness Travel Tribe, created by Evita Robinson and stemming from her travel series Nomad·ness TV, is an urban, travel, online social community of over 4,000 members all wrapped into one.  The Nomadness Travel Tribe is an edgy, under represented demo in the international travel industry, and we’ve formed our own Tribe. In the invitation-only platform, we share stories, advice, photos and conversation about our personal experiences around the world.  According  Evita “We are the new age travel movement !!

Image

Roger. How do you get the idea to start the Nomadness Travel Tribe and how big is the Tribe currently? 

Evita: The Tribe is currently at right around 5,000 members and growing. The idea for the Nomadness Travel Tribe was bred from travel withdrawal and not finding an outlet when I got home from living in Asia for about a year and a half. Family, friends, boyfriend…no one got what I was going through and I searched for an online community. The ones I found were boring and not diverse at all. What I didn’t find, I decided to create.

ImageImage

Roger. How did you come up with the name Nomadness?

Evita:  I was on a Skype IM conversation with a guy I used to have a crush on while I was living in Japan. He spoke about wanting my help with a project, and my reluctance came only from my travelling schedule. He responded with ‘Yes, I know I’ve taken your nomandess into account.’ He had no idea I was looking for a name for my web series.  It just stuck out to me.

ImageImageImage

Roger: Before you started the Nomadness  Travel Tribe what was your background?

Evita: My back ground was Television Production freelancer. So I have a strong passion for creating good content and that is why I created Nomadness TV so viewers can get an inside view on what it is like to come on a NOMADNESS Travel experience.  One more  thing about Nomadness TV  is it a show that I have been shopping around to various TV networks because I believe that viewers need to see and know that people of color travel too so i very excited about the shows were are producing and we have more coming soon.

Image

Roger: Why is producing content for the Nomadness Travel Tribe important to you as the Founder?

Evita: I come from a television and video production background, so it was where I started. Travel came later. In today’s culture and society the world has shrunk by the internet and experiences are shared visually. It’s important to stay true to that. It also makes the movement tangible. It’s not some floating theory. Tribe members are literally all over the world and we have the content and experiences to prove it.

Image

Roger: You Just came off of your first College Tour what was that experience like?

Evita: Humbling and amazing. To be able to talk directly with the students and see their excitement for something like Nomadness was absolutely amazing, day in and day out. They took amazingly to it.

evita travel

Roger: Why is it important for people to travel in your opinion? 

Evita: There is an education that one can only get by experiencing life outside of what they see and feel each and every day. Redundancy breeds complacency and we are in a complacent place in the US. You travel not just to learn about others, but you learn who you really are.

Roger: How can someone join the Nomadness  Travel Tribe and be a member?

Evita: You have to have at least one passport stamp to join. Go to http://nomadnesstv.com/home/ for more information. It is a great group of people who love to travel.

Roger: What are some of your favorite places you have traveled and why? 

Evita:  Cambodia because it caught me by such surprise. The people were so helpful and humble even in the poverty that is all over the place. I have an affinity for ancient ruins and walking through Angkor Wat was just amazing.  Japan, after living there for a year is my second home. I love that I can drop myself anywhere in the country and feel comfortable, especially knowing how uncomfortable I was when I first moved there. Japan, especially Niigata, will always have a piece of my heart. Bali has been a refuge in my late twenties. It’s the balance to the hecticness that is New York City and a place I am seriously considering getting property in.

 Image

Roger: Thank you Evita and for more information about the Nomadness Travel Tribe go to WWW.NOMADNESSTV.COM 

Advertisements

ONE ON ONE With IFBB PRO Victoria Dominquez by Roger Maloney

Welcome to Ufront Media Insights;

In spirit of Black History Month, I had the opportunity to interview IFBB pro champion bodybuilder Victoria Dominquez.  She overcame the odds and decided to take a step of faith from watching bodybuilding competitions to competing in them and now she is stronger, healthier and wants to be an example for women and girls and let them know  it is ok to have a health strong bodies and minds which lead to having more self esteem.   Please enjoy my interview with this modern day Wonder Woman.

victoria pic3

Roger- Good Afternoon Victoria, How did you get started in Bodybuilding?

Victoria  Often I’m asked this particular question and in short I just decided to one day try my luck. I got tired of being a spectator and wanted to be a participant. I have a dear girl friend who competes and I would see her transformation from star to finish product and I would think to myself I can’t do this it’s too hard, but one day I got tired of saying I can’t and started to say YES I CAN the rest has led me to where I am now which is a national level competitor makes this 2014 my 5th year doing so.

Image

Roger- Why is it import for women to start bodybuilding?

Victoria  – It’s not important for women to start bodybuilding its not for everyone nor the look is not for everyone but it is important for a women who wants to take control of her body and to become healthy for her to become aware that muscle is not the enemy. I choose to pack on the muscle and for some this may be extreme but some muscle is NEEDED. Muscle alone helps you burn body fat FASTER and it helps to reshape the body. Muscle builds confidence so is it important for women to body build that depends on your perception on what body building is…

Image

Roger – What does your workout schedule consists of?

Victoria  – Since I am self employed it gives me the opportunity to make this a lifestyle, however excuses not needed why cause when I was working a nine to five I still got to the gym EVERYDAY.. like anything u make it a choice and if so planning becomes essential to success.. if you can plan for your future why not plan for a healthy body.

victoria lead pic

Roger- What advice do you have for women who are just starting out as new bodybuilders?

Victoria Like I said PLANNING is essential but make sure you are doing it for the right reasons cause no matter what you will meet roadblocks so when that happens if you know why then how you get there will become much easier for you. Also attend a show see what it evolves nothing beats becoming motivated than attending a local show afterwards select a show and plan your attack to compete.. also if possible hire a prep coach and make sure ladies to do your research just cause they have done shows don’t mean they know what they are doing, and just cause they have never done a show does not mean they don’t know what they doing. It’s a trial and error in finding the best fit for YOU last but not least have a good support system honesty is the best policy but not everyone can handle the truth. By that I mean family and friends are great but make the worst judgment at times when doing a show unless they are knowledgeable. They mean well but its best as I said ot have a prep coach or a set of eyes that will tell u like it is.. I rather someone say to me before I get on stage I look like shit than my friends saying GIRL u lost so much weight u look great and going on stage and I’m not ready..

Image

Roger- Do you use social media to promote your personal brand and what platforms do you use?

Victoria– I use FB and you tube l and like most I now use instagram as well as my fitness consulting page http://www.victoriasplace.net  to promote myself to world and it is an easy way to get my message out into the market place because in today’s world no one is going to promote your brand better than you but you have to be strategic when use these platforms and if you do it right then sky is the limit.

Roger- If you had the opportunity to encourage young girls that want to follow in your footsteps what advice would you give them?

Victoria- For young women write your own destiny and be a leader not a follower, why look and be like the pack when u can be unique and if its not for you then look at it this way.. youth is a beautiful things but sadly it won’t last however by being healthy you don’t stop the ageing process but you do slow it down, also it’s a great way to develop self esteem and being fit teaches you to march to your own beat even if that beat is different, it teaches you discipline which is a tool u will likely use thought adult hood.

Image

Roger : Thank you so much

Victoria: Thank you and you can reach out to me on www.victoriaplace.net Thank you.

 

One on One With Fred Siebert, Founder of Fredator Studios with Roger Maloney PART 4

Welcome to Ufront Media Insights;

Fred Seibert

I had the pleasure of interviewing a true legend in the media business and that person is Mr. Fred Siebert. Please watch my exclusive video with Mr. Siebert as the talks about the importance for everyone to participate in the online media market place and use the platforms to connect with the customers.

Thank you
Roger Maloney
Ufront Media Insights