Menstruation celebrates life!

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Posted May 31, 2020 from Senegal

Dear Great Grand Mothers, Grand Mothers, Mothers, Aunties,  Women, and Sisters, We are female. For us women, GOD and some one say the higher source has decreed a different experience in this life than our male members on this earth. Our sentence(life) is much more difficult than men and this is a biological natural fact. Some of us experienced our first period between 11 and 16 years of age and some sooner and more after these listed ages. Periods, pregnancy and childbirth and yes let us not forget raising children to death do we part. Women are in charge of all of these roles and more and even raising and nurturing men! We go through all of this and more and men do not experience this and we appreciate the men in our lives whom are there for us with respect and compassion. This I am very appreciative of but unfortunately I know many women whom have not this appreciated experience.  We are grateful to the higher source for these experiences because  thanks to these pain and hardships we are complete. After hardship come ease. Life is unpredictable and has many curve balls to throw our way and our bodies. But change is promised to us and with that promise , we are also hopeful for a change for the better in these uncertain times. When I see and read about women whom are the founder Presidents of their Nonprofits and NGOs as I am, I am thrilled of the position they have taken on and creating solutions and solving problems on the topic of hygiene and menstruation for our young girls health. Girls whom are born and reside in developing countries are at a better advantage resourcefully speaking but even so we are also talking also about income and availability to afford sanitary hygienic products and for our girls residing in countries that are still making strides in economic development for example Senegal where my Nonprofit is located we are well aware of the challenges these girls face everyday from dropping out of school and from not attending in the first place because of a lack of income in their households to be able to afford monthly sanitary napkins and so on. Menstruation sparks a new beginning in a girl's life that can ignite fear and unpredictability about her body. If we are empowered to create and bring resources that is connected to change then for sure we are educated to to teach and inspire our girls to embrace change. Change for us at charity QUEEN SHEBA VILLAGE means we stay in connection to resources which spells partnerships and collaborations. Information brings change for the better and how we utilize it can be the result of happiness and success. 

Menstruation, which means our bodies can produce a new life and this is a celebration, not a curse as some cultures have been taught for centuries. A lack of education is a curse resulting in impoverished minds that results in impoverished societies. Why should a woman or a girl face shame and humiliation from a natural biological phenomenon?  Unfortunately this is the case for many around the world still in the twenty first century! Men cannot and I repeat will never experience the pain and hardships women endure because simply it is not their decree or role to, but at the same time we need men to embrace education and understanding because after all this is the very way or lack of a missed menstruation cycle that also men came into life through woman, their mothers.  I was a obviously a young girl at a time in my life, now a fulfilled woman with grandchildren and I have accepted my role in educating both men and women of the mission we have not only in African but everywhere I reside and travel. I am witnessing change however slow but promising.

Motherhood and femininity- the most sacred and beautiful, yet the most challenging test of women worldwide! There can never ever be humanity without women, never! Not to jog into religion or what one may refer to spirituality is to quote Muhammad(Peace be upon him) said:  Where do you find Paradise? The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “ Paradise is at the feet of the mother.”

Women validate your being and your higher self because i know it can become contagious to inspire change and to add we work and engage with men whom respect that.

Best wishes to all the amazing women inspiring and educating girls and societies!

~ Queen Sheba D Cisse

 

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Mahima Rathore
May 31
May 31

Thank you queen sheba to share this with us. We should proudbto have Menstruation because ofbit we can produce a new life. Only females are able to give birth we are too strong thats why God has choosen us for this opportunity .

Love

Queen Sheba D Cisse
May 31
May 31

Thank you Mahima,
We as women understand and believe in the natural process of all things GOD has chosen for us. And yes with that knowledge many opportunities are awarded to us and giving birth is a sacred divine one!

Tamarack Verrall
May 31
May 31

Dear Queen Sheba,
Thank you for your strong words and call for action, that we all find ways to be our most vocal selves to end all forms of discrimination against women and girls, and that we find ways to support each other. You have rightfully shown that we continue to be fed lies about our worth, and boys continue to be fed lies about their expected domination. It is now that we need to find ways to turn this around and we are finding each other here.
In sisterhood,
Tam

Queen Sheba D Cisse
May 31
May 31

Greetings Sis Tam,
we surely hope with platforms like World Pulse we can continue to educate and support not only women and girls but men to and break the cycles of generational ignorance.
Together, united we can overcome and glorify victory in" change" what(the (nonsense ) our parents and grandmothers were often stigmatized by.
Thanks for sharing your voice,
Sis Queen

Tamarack Verrall
Jun 02
Jun 02

I so agree that as men join with their voices and teach boys a different message, everything can change. All the best with your work, Sis Queen.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thank you so very much dear Tam, We wish the utmost best for all of us here united in advocating change, absolutely!

Kabahenda
Jun 02
Jun 02

Queen of Sheba,

Thank you so much for your words of wisdom. Your thoughts on motherhood and femininity are indisputable!

We need voices of reason, encouragement, inspiration and motivation like yours.

It is important to embrace and celebrate our uniqueness not only as women, but also as givers of life.

Please keep us enlightened and thanks once again. All the best.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Jun 02
Jun 02

Greeting Kabahenda,
I do so appreciate your supportive kind words. It is a blessing to have voices and eyes of support we are seeking in a world full of ongoing ignorance.
Together "we can win " change in this last century of nonsense and live in a world full of freedom, liberation and gender equality.
Let's keep moving forward!

Hello, my dear Queen Sheba,

How are you? What a lovely written piece for women. I feel honored to be a woman!

I love this, “Menstruation, which means our bodies can produce a new life and this is a celebration, not a curse as some cultures have been taught for centuries.”

Also this, “Paradise is at the feet of the mother.” Awwww.

Thank you for sharing this empowering message with us! Blessings to Queen Sheba Villaga! Hugs.

Please stay safe!

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Jun 02
Jun 02

Thanks beloved Karen, blessings of thanks for your support of us women and as well at the Village and we all are so blessed to be chosen as the spectacular divine flowers that bloom forth creation(birth) via menstruation. Wow!
How grateful we are!
Kiss and hugs my Sister.

Chi8629
Jun 07
Jun 07

Hello Queen,
Welcome and thank you for sharing. Please stay safe and warm.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Jun 07
Jun 07

Greetings Chioma,
thank you, always here home in support of my Sisters.
Thank you and stay safe and blessed.

Oluwatoyin Olabisi
Jun 07
Jun 07

My lessons from your write-up-Lack of Education is a curse. There can be no humanity without Women. Menstruation is a gift Women and Girls should not be ashamed of. Thank you.I followed you please follow back.

Queen Sheba D Cisse
Jun 07
Jun 07

Dear Oluwatoyin,
Thank you for reading and responding. Absolutely we need not be ashamed of a natural occurrence ordained by GOD. I hope we all can continue to assist each other understand the duties we have on this earth is to help educate and break ignorant stigmas and taboos.
Yes we look forward to support each other.
sincerely,
Queen