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Growing up Freeman grew an interest in learning about intimacy and human interaction as a child. She watched her mother have great relationships with friends and family and it allowed her to eventually be open to talk to her about intimate relationships. She became pregnant as a teen, but it still helped her to mature fast enough to really understand responsibility in sexual behaviors and later became a Case Manager for HIV/AIDS in her early 30's.
In 2014, she combined her knowledge of relationships and her passion for writing with her book, A Pro Man Woman. She digs deep into really grasping the concept of acknowledging the male opinion in which she also expresses in her youtube videos. Freeman feels that the ideas and opinions that men have to say are just as important and insightful as women's opinions, but are often time overlooked. One of the things that Freeman still notices as an ongoing issue in relationships is communication.
As a Relationship Expert, something that she notices in heterosexual relationships is that men tend to feel guilty about being separate, and women complain about their man not spending enough time with them. She educates couples with those issues, that it is important that whether you are dating or married, that you still maintain a sense of individuality which will eventually lead to quality time with your significant other. Therefore, a man should be able to voice when he needs his space to maybe to have a hobby or hang out with friends and women should respect it and have her own set of friends, hobbies, and really value "me" time.
With homosexual couples, she feels that they have similar issues, but are able to handle them better and would also advise that any type of couple should have what she calls a "State Of The Union" quality time. She basically means that couples should find some down time to go over what they would like to do more of or discuss what each person can improve, etc.
On the plus side, Freeman also is a proud advocate for curvy women such as Ashley Graham and Hunter McGrady and feels that designers should take more consideration in including curvy women on runways and have a wide variety of sizes. She has noticed that curvy women are starting to be more embraced and women desire more hips and butt versus what women wanted 30 years ago.
Freeman plans on moving forward by going back into the TV business by being a producer and hopefully collaborating with BET and VH1. On top of that, she is still very active with her youtube channel: shandasays where she makes videos about relationships, sexuality and fashion tips.
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Posted by TIAJ at 5:16 AM