I recently had the opportunity to interview Blanca, the Christian artist formerly of Group 1 Crew who just released her first solo album.
It was a great interview, and even over the phone, her excitement was evident.
It was the first interview my whole family listened in on, which was kind of cool for me as well.
My son is a huge Christian rap fan, so while most of my article topics are of zero interest to him, this one--well, let's just say I scored some points with this one. I even asked him what he would like me to ask, and he had a couple of great questions. He also gave me some background info and played me some songs that Blanca is featured on. All in all, it was a fun experience for us all.
The article will be out in The Alabama Baptist soon, and I'll post the link when it's ready.
For now, check out Blanca's website and her Real True You challenge.
Blanca said that as she worked on the new album, she just kept thinking, Be Real. Be True. Be You. And in conjunction with the release of her first solo project, she also challenged girls and women to embrace their authentic selves. The Real True You Challenge asks them to post a picture of themselves, free of makeup, and to include in the post something about their appearance they've hated in the past but grown to love because it makes them unique. Blanca wants all girls to know that God has given them something special to share with the world, and the Real True You Challenge is a way to avoid the negative stuff on social media and focus on something positive.
What about you? If you want to participate, read more details at Blanca's website. Be sure to use the hashtag #RealTrueYou to join in the discussion.
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