My disability my ability

Ginie
Posted February 5, 2021 from Cameroon

I was born in a polygamy family of 18 children, I became disabled at the age of 3, according to the African culture it was a curse for the family, my mother was asked to abandoned around a river so I will go because I am a spirit, because of mother love to her child, she decided to take good care of me but never the less I suffered in the hand of my step brother who started abusing on me from the age of 8-16 ,  it stopped because he was taking to prison I can tell why. Today I am so happy to speak out due to my level of education and leadership experience , I founder Cameroon Network of women with disabilities, I am so proud of myself despite my disability, 

My disability is my ability

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jomarieb.earth
Feb 05
Feb 05

Dear Ginie,
You are a spirit. A magical, sweet, kind and lovely spirit. You were simply "meant to be". No matter how you got here, no matter your past journey, you are here. And amazing because of it. So strive onward and upward. You have a great deal of wisdom to offer the ones that will come into your life. You have skills to sharpen throughout your life by using them for the greater good. In short, I will say...SISTER YOU ROCK! Welcome to World Pulse. Please keep sharing your stories. I look forward to them.
Hugs...JoMarie

Ginie
Feb 06
Feb 06

Thanks very much, I am short of words

Nini Mappo
Feb 05
Feb 05

Hello Ginie,
Welcome to World Pulse. It is lovely to read of how your life was preserved, fighting against traditions and superstitions, abuse and powerlessness to be the empowered leader you are today. We are proud of you too. It seems that you have had to silence many lies about who you are and what you can or cannot do to get to where you are today.
Kudos to you and the grace that has supported you. May you keep growing and expanding your reach through your leadership and influence on women living with disabilities. Your journey is a megaphone of truth to silence any lies and see that they can rise, too. You are a walking testimony to empowerment!

Ginie
Feb 06
Feb 06

Thanks very much sister I am so motivated by reading these sweet words from you

maeann
Feb 07
Feb 07

Welcome to World Pulse Ginie :) Your story is your power!

That is amazing Ginie, you are brave and empowered. You did not let your disability ruin your life. I am excited to read about your advocacy. How you manage and founded an org, wow! You rock!

Ginie
Feb 07
Feb 07

Thanks very much my sister, I am really move by your motivated words
And I believe through me many lives can be transformed and regained hope in life

Ginie
Feb 07
Feb 07

Thanks very much my sister, I am really move by your motivated words
And I believe through me many lives can be transformed and regained hope in life

Hello, Ginie,

Welcome to World Pulse! We're happy that a new voice from Cameroon is rising up.

Special kudos to your mother for being brave to defy culture and decided to raise a strong and courageous woman like you. It's so inspiring to know that you founded a Cameroon Network of Women with Disabilities. We are proud of you, too! Please keep sharing your stories here. We want to witness your journey.

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood!

Ginie
Feb 09
Feb 09

Happy to hear from you sister

Andrace
Feb 16
Feb 16

Hi Ginie,
So good to have you join us on World Pulse, welcome!

Thank you for sharing a story of tenacity, hope and resilience. You are not disabled, but specially-abled and all of us should actually find ability in our disabilities. Keep the flame burning as we'd love to read more from you.

I heartily congratulate you on your first post too. Very impactful. 'Great that you are raising your voice. Keep writing and shining. This is certainly the place to be...the sisterhood of World Pulse. Welcome and well-done, Sis! Cameroon Network of Women with Disabilities....the way to go! :)

Love and hugs,
E. J.