"The King" whom respect women and empowers them!

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Posted December 14, 2019 from Senegal
Imam Shaykh Assane Aliou Cisse
Honoring men whom celebrate women on all levels and who said "We never leave our women behind"! ~Shaykh Imam Assane A Cisse

A good number of years ago I received a invitation to visit Africa from a religious scholar named Shaykh Imam Assane Cisse of Kaolack, Senegal, West Africa whom i had the inviting honor to meet in Washington DC.  Greetings My name is  Queen Sheba Rene DuBose the youngest daughter of Bishop James E DuBose and Minister  Daisy Lee Brown) 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 while housekeeping in rich white people homes in the deep south . My mother Daisy Lee 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 abusive father in Alabama, hoping to build a better life for her six children. My mother desired to become a professional and actress of fashion. Some years later in life I married, gave birth to five children 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 name 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 and financial support 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. One of the main reason i bring attention to his name besides the fact he is a Islamic brilliant scholar and humanitarian is he is truly a champion of women rights, female gender equality, eradication of Female genital Cutting, NO child-brides  and many of the subjects here we rise up and speak out about. I am honored proud to be his wife,widow, twin-flame and partner. His legacy is a inspiration of empowerment in our work connected today. The real me also celebrates men whom have the power and courage to not only stand and rise up but implement change to become a humanitarian change-maker! We stand with men supporting women issues and implementing change on their behalf. We want women to bring them to our attention to say "thank you" to them.

 My life and work continues in Senegal which brings me back time to time from Africa and  home to Washington Metropolitan DC/ Maryland/Virginia area again to spread awareness, fund-raise and seek potential volunteers who is hopefully inspired by organization QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE vision and mission to aide global humanity.   There is a quote " In order to get something different in life, you have to DO something you've never done"! True Indeed.

This story was submitted in response to The Real Me.

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Wusufor
Dec 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019

Dear Queen,
What a bio you gave us. I was enjoying the reading until I came across the the passing away of your late husband which you referred too as" twin-flame and partner".

Sorry for the lost. So are you currently stationed at Senegal or you are to and fro? I think I am loving QSV haha. I wish you got one partner office in Ghana here. How amazing it will be.
Take care
Hugs

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 14, 2019
Dec 14, 2019

Greeting Lisbeth,
Yes what a beautiful generous soul of a husband partner he is/was. I never let go of his humanity and compassion. Thank you my dear.
I live and work in Senegal and I am a ascendant(ancestral) of Senegal on my great grandmother lineage.
We do have a QSV Ghana partner, however more serious volunteers are needed. Let us know if you may know of such person(s).

Peace and blessings my dear, Lisbeth.

Wusufor
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

I can understand :-(. At least he trained you before his departure.

Oh really in Ghana? Which part of Ghana?
Will like to know more. Maybe you can PM me.
Have a great weekend.
:-)

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Dear Lisbeth, good morning!
I am forwarding my Linkedin contact. Queen Sheba D Cisse. Let us connect there or send me your email if you prefer that choice.
Thank you my dear.

Marie Abanga
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Dear Queen,

What a hero you had and the world benefitted from too. His legacy lives on in you and am sure many more men have been inspired.
Courage with all your work

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

Dear Marie, Absolutely!
GOD willing we hope to fulfill much more in Africa and wherever GOD call us.
Thank you so much my dear Sister.

Anita Shrestha
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15, 2019

thank you

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Dear Sister Anita, Your welcome!

Jill Langhus
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hello Dear Queen Sheba,

Thanks for sharing your amazing, and inspiring bio. I believe this, too, that in order to get something different, we need to do things we've never done before. Thanks for the reminder and inspiration:-)

XX

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Thank you very much Sister Jill. I appreciate your inspiration too!

Jill Langhus
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

You're very welcome! Thank you:-)

lizzymark
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Hi Queen,what a great work,and sorry for your loss. And on your quote what more different thing are you planing on doing? A place died not limit our reach cos we are possible and can achieve anything we set our minds on to do. From Senegal or anywhere in the world you will reach your potential. Hugs dear

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Dec 16, 2019
Dec 16, 2019

Sister Lizzymark, perhaps I will expand the story (writing) a little more and be happy to answer this and another additional comment. Thank you for your encourager comment and interest. I appreciate it very much.
Blessings to you!

jomarieb.earth
Oct 12
Oct 12

Dear Sis Mama Queen,
This is so very powerful. I felt it thru my bones, spine and blood. Your story in ways is my story, as we have expressed to each other. Your mission is profound and necessary. May the Spirits guide you. And may the Light always shine a way for you. Be driven by your dreams. I look forward to your continued journey. Inshallah!
XO...JoMarie