"Comme Vous" a call for inclusion.

Anne-Chantal
Posted October 12, 2020 from Cameroon
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Comme Vous".

Femme noire, yeux jaunes, toute mince eh ba oui, c'est moi.

Mais, je ne suis pas différente de vous

Même comme ma peau noir comme la terre indique,

Même comme mes cellules rouges falciformes indique, Je suis néanmoins comme vous.

Comme vous mon sang est rouge et pas bleu, même avec de cellules rouges malformées.

Comme vous, j'ai de l'amour à donner et comme vous j'aimerais recevoir de l'amour.

Comme vous, je peux travailler dur même quand, comme vous je suis confrontée à des moments difficiles. Comme vous j'ai des talents,

Comme vous j'ai des forces et des faiblesses,

Oui, je suis née avec les globules rouges en forme de C,

Mais, ça ne change pas le fait que je suis comme vous.

Alors ne rie pas derrière mon dos quand je passe,

Ne me pointe plus de doigt,

Ne dis plus est-ce qu'elle peut...,

Car comme vous, je peux Aimer, travailler, être une mère, une épouse, et tout ce que je rêve d'être.

Alors comme vous voulez que le monde vous donne une chance, Faites le de même pour moi, Car, je suis Comme Vous.

(Écrit par Ayuk Besong Anne-Chantal, pour dénoncer la stigmatisation des personnes vivant avec la drépanocytose). #SickleCellAwareness.

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Jill Langhus
Oct 14
Oct 14

Hello Dear,

It was great to see you on the Aspire event last night. I hope you're safe and well. Let me know if I can help you reacclimate. XX

Anne-Chantal
Oct 14
Oct 14

Hello Jill,
I am well , thank you. It was great to see you too. I sure will, running through the numerous admin steps.
love

Jill Langhus
Oct 14
Oct 14

Hello there:-)

Good to hear. You're welcome.

Okay, dear. Good luck, and hang in there:-)

XX

Anne-Chantal
Oct 14
Oct 14

Thanks Jill.
See you tomorrow at the conference.

Jill Langhus
Oct 15
Oct 15

You're welcome. Hope you enjoy the rest of the conference, and that you're doing well. XX

Adanna
Oct 19
Oct 19

Dear Anne-Chantal,

You can love, work, be a mother, wife and anything you dream of !

Thank you for sharing.

Love,
Adanna

Anne-Chantal
Oct 19
Oct 19

Thanks Adana, sis.
Your words are so encouraging. Yes, I can. Saying it out loud to myself.
Hugs sis.

Kabahenda
Oct 22
Oct 22

Dear Anne-Chantal,

You are a very courageous young women and I applaud you for sharing your story with World Pulse.

Of course, you are not different from anybody and you already lead an inspired life.

Those who stigmatize people with sickle cell disease are ignorant people who need to be educated.

I encourage you to keep writing and to continue raising awareness about your condition because not many people know about it, this is the only way to eradicate stigma.

In the meantime, I know that you will find love, and your dreams will be be realized.

More power to you. All the best.

Anne-Chantal
Oct 23
Oct 23

Dear Kabahenda,
Big thanks for your encouraging words. Indeed those who stigmatise Sickle Cell warriors are ignorant. You have made me understand that actually ignorance plays a huge role in the attitudes of people who stigmatise others, be it for their race or health conditions or character, etc.
Thank you so much, I will keep educating others.

Kabahenda
Oct 25
Oct 25

Anna-Chantal,
It is true that people who discriminate against others or harbour prejudices against others suffer from ignorance.
The best way to end prejudices is to raise awareness about your condition and make people understand that you are as good as everybody else, but you have a health condition that is threatening to anybody else's live.
All the best.

Hello, Anne,

Yes, You are like me, and I am like you. You can be who you want to be. Delete the people who mock you behind your back, because you don't need their hypocrisy. You are now loved, accepted, and celebrated by your World Pulse sisters, dear. We love you. We see you. We hear you. We value you! Hugs.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photo with us. :)

Anne-Chantal
Oct 26
Oct 26

Awww, I am so touched Karen, sis.
You are right, I don not have to pay any attention to nay sayers.
Happy you love the picture, It's actually an old one taken after the birth of my first child and the resulting 3 weeks in ICU. Now I look more like on the profile picture :-)