THIS IS MY STORY...
I'm not the kind of woman you can put in a box, I guess I'll start there...
My name is Samira Iman Howard and I'm fitness and communications professional from Prince George's County Maryland.
All that I do has always been aimed towards inspiring women to be their best selves! As the oldest of three vibrant, creative, and opinionated girls, I understood very early in life the importance of sisterhood and feminism.
My interests have always been eclectic, and I've never felt confined to one thing in my life. I've been a competitive athlete, and I've pursued everything from science to music, writing, and modeling.
In college I tried my hand at beauty pageants and fell in love. Pageantry sparked a fire in me that I hadn't felt since athletics so I competed for a total 7 years gaining scholarship money for school and lifelong connections with amazing women. For a portion of my pageant career, I was also studying under the University of Maryland's School of Public Health and In 2012 I graduated with a degree in Kinesiology, solidifying my lifelong dedication to fitness and wellness.
In 2016 I merged my love for women's empowerment, community service, fitness, and pageantry through the creation of "Fitness is Fundamental", a community outreach mission dedicated to teaching women and girls about the importance of positive body image and healthy fitness practices.
On my YouTube Channel I discuss topics relating to beauty, fitness, health, and lifestyle.