Low self-esteem. #EmpowerHer

Posted December 18, 2019 from Cameroon

Back when I was in school the only thing I knew I could do with no Fear was singing. I was scared sharing my ideas on what I was passionate about because I knew all will ridicule and laugh at me. When I got to college, I had the pushful spirit but will drop low when I was criticized. Whenever I was condemned, I will never attempt again because I knew I was a failure. That made me do so many things and at same time did nothing. When I left college with my degree I was scared of looking for a job because I was scared of rejection but I got into a Non-Governmental Organization called FORUDEF. There it was still not easy for me to work and saw my friends excelling and traveling and I was OMG when will this come my way.

I tried so many times to travel then for fame to no avail just because u wanted to prove a point. Until I found myself with the help of so many mentors like Emilia Miki, Miss P, Patou and others who were women of confidence. When they spoke to me I knew what my problem was.

2019 has been a year for me to actually discover myself and also made identify and know that I am not the only woman who suffered and still suffer from LOW SELF-ESTEEM and the lack of SELF-CONFIDENCE. It is a good thing to admire others but use them to better yourself and as role models.

So for that reason I came up with the Women Empowerment and Sustainability Foundation(WESF) which is out to Identify, and help boost those and girls suffering for low self-esteem and lack of condense . To help them be good leaders by educating them in all spheres directly or indirectly through mentorship so that they could be better women and will help build our nation Cameroon.

Join WESF with my mentors Emily Miki start up the train of making our women better leaders of our country Cameroon. Let’s make 2020 a year of women and girls taking the lead and making the Change. #NoOneLeftBehind 

#EmpowerHer. This is a new harsh tag I will love us all in World Pulse to carry out a campaign in our various regions.#EmpowerHer


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Jill Langhus
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Hello Tabe Ruth,

How are you? Thanks for sharing your vulnerable story. I'm glad that Emily and Miss P. have been able to help you and that you realized it was better to learn from your role models rather than to try to become them.

Congrats on your org. How do we join WESF? Do you have a website and/or social media page(s) to like/follow?

Hope you're doing well and having a safe and good day and week!

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 18, 2019
Dec 18, 2019

Hello, Tabe Ruth,

Wow! I would love to hear you sing! Do you have a YouTube channel?

I’m so glad you have mentors by your side. That brings you to a great direction in life.

Thanks for the invitation, dear!

Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Dear Ruth,
It's so splendid your strategy. I like it. Trying to help others in order to identify yourself.
You go girl. 2020 is definitely a year for girls and women and I am with you all the way ha.
Chilled off girls but take good care of yourself
Warm regards

Anita Shrestha
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Thank you for sharing

Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

Hi Taberuth,
Thank you for sharing your story. Hope you doing fine.
Keep up the good work dear for helping others who have self-esteem.

Have a nice day dear and Merry Xmas.

Dec 31, 2019
Dec 31, 2019

Hello Ruth,
Congratuations for not giving in to your fears, for daring to seek mentors and then like a phoenix, rise again not only to encourage yourself but also to encourage and empower others. May your organiszation be the beginning of such empowered opportunities for women,

Jan 06, 2020
Jan 06, 2020

Hi TabeRuth!
Happy new year! I am glad you shared your story on this platform. You are not the only one suffering from low self esteem. I have been a victim when I was much younger. Thank God you thought of it so fast to comeout of it. The creation of WESF is one of the best decisions you have ever made because you will uplift many youths with the same problem. Thanks for sharing.

Paulina Nayra
Feb 08, 2020
Feb 08, 2020

You are in the right path Taberuth. By teaching girls and women develop self-esteem and confidence, they will be able to articulate their needs to persons and organizations who can support them. They will have the courage to say NO to their abusive husbands and partners. Way to go!

Feb 09, 2020
Feb 09, 2020

Hello Dear Tabe Ruth. Your story is one of a kind and it's pathetic most of young ladies have same issues during our youthful days.
It's interesting how you found great mentors like Sis Miki and Miss be and you were humble enough to learn from them so as to be a better version of yourself.
It's a great gesture u did by using ur experience to create an NGO to support young girls facing Self esteem issues.. How wonderful.
Wish to find out how we can be part of your organization so together we could create a safe space for women.

Myra Tambor
Feb 09, 2020
Feb 09, 2020

lovely piece of a story! let us continue to discover ourselves along with our potentials and find ways to capacitate us more to build our confidence. Many girls in my country need this kind of encouragement and im so glad to read your story. hugs!