Self recognition and moving forward!

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Posted November 13, 2019 from Senegal

A good number of years ago I received a invitation to visit Africa from a religious scholar named Imam Assane A Cisse of Kaolack, Senegal, West Africa. I am Queen Sheba Rene DuBose the youngest daughter of Reverand James and Daisy Lee Brown) DuBose born in Mobile, Alabama. My first contact with the world of fashion began when I was still a child. I was in love with the delicate second-hand dresses that my mother used to purchase from a vintage boutique seller. My mother Daisy DuBose paid a lot of attention to the clothing of her children. In 1968, my mother Daisy made the decision to move to Boston with her family, leaving behind my father in Alabama, hoping to build a better life for everyone. My mother desired to become a professional and actress of fashion. Many years later I married and divorced and relocated to the state of Maryland. I was inspired to this same idea in fashion that was influential from my mother but with the intention to resale clothes and fabrics from artisans in Senegal to help generate funds to start up a project to assist the poor women and their families in Senegal. Traveling to Africa was always a dream of mine and to operate a Nonprofit was unimaginable and not a possible wish at that time of my invitation in 2003. I had heard of the word Nonprofit but did have a clue as to what it was really. I visited Africa several times over the years and eventually married my teacher and scholar mentioned above. With his help my journey into the cultural lifestyles, languages etc of the people was a blessing. He paved a way for me by "opening the door" of what was a dream to come true to several revelations he foretold to me. Unfortunately in 2008 he passed away abruptly and shocked millions around the world including myself leaving me with fear and doubt as to how will I be able to carry on this dream of mine and to uphold a legacy of work that is a contribution to humanity that we both are so passionate about.  The years 2004 to 2008 I learned much about Senegal and people giving me enough courage and education on how to operate a Nonprofit from Hyattsville, Maryland across the Atlantic to Senegal and it is still yet a challenge in process.   My work continues in Senegal which brings me back time to time from home in Africa and  home to Washington Metrpolitan DC/ Maryland/Virginia area again to spread awareness, fundraise and seek potential volunteers who is hopefully inspired by organization QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE vision and mission. World Pulse has provided me the space and voice to reach higher goals, speak louder and share here with many women globally located all over the world.  There is a quote " In order to get something different in life, you have to DO something you've never done"! True Indeed.

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Hello, Queen Sheba,

Wow, the Queen Sheba Village is beautiful. It has a pool! Thank you for sharing your story on how you began your nonprofit organization. I'm sorry you lost your husband. You are so resilient to be able to fulfill your dream even without him.

I hope you can find donors or grants who can continue to fund your impressive projects. Keep up the great work, dear! Have a great day!

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Nov 15
Nov 15

Dear Sis Karen, Happy Friday, Thank You and may GOD bless you!

You're welcome, dear Queen! God bless you, too!

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Nov 18
Nov 18

Thank you sweetheart!

maeann
Nov 14
Nov 14

Hello Queen Sheba,

I hope you will be able to raise funds for this amazing projects.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Nov 15
Nov 15

Thank you so much dear Sister Maenn, GOD bless you!

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Nov 14
Nov 14

Dear beloved sisters Karen and Maean, we move forward and give all our very best efforts, we appreciate all to share the Help Build a Social Center in Senegal / GOfundme and LaunchGood by the same name. Thank you very much!

Ekitah
Nov 14
Nov 14

Hi Queen Sheba!
Hope you are doing great. Courage! I agree "To get something different you have to do something you have never done". Just keep up may God give you strength.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Nov 15
Nov 15

Amen! Thank you so very much Sister Ekitah, GOD bless you!

Anita Shrestha
Nov 15
Nov 15

Dear Sis
Thank you for sharing

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Nov 15
Nov 15

Thank you dear Sister Anita, GOD bless you!

Jill Langhus
Nov 15
Nov 15

Hi Queen Sheba,

Welcome back, dear:-) How are you doing? Thanks for sharing your inspiring video and story. I didn't realize you were American. I'm sorry, too, that you lost your husband, but I'm impressed that you have pushed on past your comfort zone to create your dream. What are your fundraiser links, dear? I will share them on FB and Twitter.

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XX

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Nov 15
Nov 15

Happy Friday my dear Sister Jill,
Yes I am a American born with ancestral roots in Senegal, West Africa. I have big history there and now moving forward to build to support impoverished women and girls there. We just launched to campaigns here; 1. https://www.launchgood.com/campaign/build_a_education_empowerment_social... and here; 2 https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-build-a-social-center-for-women-in-senegal. We would appreciate your sharing this and may GOD bless you for your support of the queenshebavillage organization.
Thanks so much!

Jill Langhus
Nov 15
Nov 15

Hello Lovely:-)

Oh, I see:-) Awesome!

Okay. I will share them. Please keep us posted on how it goes so we can share in your success!

You're welcome, and hope you have a great weekend!

Joy Xi
Nov 15
Nov 15

So glad that World Pulse has been a supportive community for you!

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Nov 15
Nov 15

Thank you Sister Joy, Praise GOD, Amen. I appreciate all of you!