With style, confidence, and wisdom, Simple Feminine Mom on the Street Donnya Negera lives life boldly. By using her platform to share her story with other women, she's found community with moms who empower one another and lift each other up.
This journey to becoming who she is today was rooted in the idea that “Life does not have to end once motherhood starts." Through countless years of feeling worthless, she decided to share her story with the world through her YouTube channel. Tapping into this outlet to just let out all of this frustration actually exposed her to women who felt the same way. Through videos, posts, and chatting with like-minded mothers, she was able to grow her platform as a mom content creator.
With her growing family of two beautiful children and her husband of 5 years, Donnya has blossomed into a newfound woman. Her next chapter includes running her own diaper bag brand named YUUMA, which continues to spread her motto: “Life does not end once motherhood starts”..
Which three words best describe your style? Simple, laid-back, feminine
What are your favorite places to shop? FashionNova (for jeans mainly), Marshall's (for church dresses), Sam's Club lol
Who’s your favorite style icon? I love Rihanna, everything about her is just perfection. I need her stylist.
What’s your best style advice? Do stay true to what suits YOU! Don’t try and be someone else
What article of clothing/accessory would you not want to live without? I can't live without a pair of earrings! I feel dead without them!
Which trend would you want to see make a comeback? That would be awesome to have the '60s style back. I always loved the classy and sophisticated look
What trend should NEVER make a comeback? The mullet LMBOOO
What fashion/style did you love at the time, but now cringe when you see old photos? Back when we had those Chinese slippers and tied our shirts in the back to look cute. Also back when we used to have one jean leg rolled up to look cool.
Stilettos, flats, or sneakers? It depends on my mood honestly. But ill take sneakers to run after these kids
What’s your favorite way to spend time with your family? We love to reserve our Saturdays for hikes and outdoor activities.
What’s been your best family vacation? Our best family vacation has been our trip to the Bahamas. We ended the trip by going to Disney land as well. It was awesome.
Best parenting advice: Nap when the kids nap! You need it
Parenting true confession: You will beat yourself down all the time, but truth is, your children love you and appreciate all of your efforts.
What’s your go-to family dinner? Haitian rice and beans with stew.
What’s your favorite family restaurant? We don’t eat out much. We usually make dinner at home. If we could choose, The Cheesecake Factory
What’s your favorite show to binge-watch? I love watching This is Us. Literally the best show ever.
If you could pick anyone to star as you in a movie based on your life, who would it be? I would pick Keke Palmer because we are literally the same in a way. She is also a Virgo.
If you had to listen to only one artist/group for the rest of your life, who would it be? This is tough because I love Erykah Badu, but there's this new artist named Giveon that I am obsessed with.
What’s your favorite beach read? Traffic Secrets by Russell Brunson
What song would you dance to when nobody’s watching? "Pose" by Rihanna
What movie can you watch over and over again? Tarzan, my childhood favorite
If you could have lunch with anyone from history, living or deceased, who would it be? I would have lunch with Russell Brunson. I really want to learn new ways to grow my brand and my business. Picking his brain would be the smartest thing to do to be successful.
What’s at the top of your travel bucket list? India and to the Taj Mahal
What’s your favorite way to unwind at the end of a long day? I love to shower, jam out to some Erykah Badu, and just rest after a long day with the kids.
We love Donnya's story. She exudes beauty and strength while rocking a soft, feminine style. We love her reminder that style means staying true to what suits YOU because that's when you'll feel most confidently yourself. Also, be sure to check out her Youtube channel and Instagram! And to see other interesting and stylish moms, check out FamilyApp Mom on the Street!