Marie Abanga

Joined Oct 2018
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About Me

I was born on a certain Thursday the 18th of January 1979 and I was later told that my father who had been hoping to have a Son this time around (since their first child was a girl), just resolved to treat me like one.

I was the kind you will call a ‘jolly’ kid and have grown up to a be a Merry Marie.

My alias or nickname “Ayo” is kind of an exclamation like ‘Oh my God’. The Douala people use it in their dialect to dramatize or exclaim, it means 'Soft' in my dialect, and "Joy" in a Nigerian dialect.

My Passions are many but above all, I am passionate to be an inspiration and motivation in my own modest way in as much as I was and still is inspired by many!

I have been diagnosed with PTSD and RA but those don’t define me – hence I stigmatize stigma by sharing the good, the shaggy and the looney about my thrilling life.

I wish to one day open a center called 'The Love Zone'. One where only love and empathy reign, no abuse, no stigma, taboo whatsoever.

My Vision

My vision is being able to fulfill my purpose on earth, to inspire and motivate people from all walks of life with my personal experiences.

Needs

I love reaching out, to help inspire and motivate, so I appreciate all opportunities I get, and love to emulate an attitude of gratitude.

Abilities

I am a tale of talents for real lol. A passionate lady, mother and coach, lover of books, nature and my fellow human beings in all serenity.

Interests

Economic EmpowermentEducationGender-based ViolenceGirlsHealthHuman RightsLeadershipMen and Boys

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Marie Abanga commented on She told me she had AIDS and I told her that was ok: In memory of Violet gone too soon 12:43am Marie Abanga loved When women and the environment dominate Dec 10 Marie Abanga loved What Gives Me Hope Dec 10 Marie Abanga commented on What Gives Me Hope Dec 10 Marie Abanga loved Hopefulness Dec 09 Marie Abanga commented on Mental Illness shouldn't be a handicap: Recovery is possible Dec 09 Marie Abanga commented on CAMEROON: In Spite of a Fractured Girlhood, We Made It Dec 09 Marie Abanga loved Tough life Dec 09 Marie Abanga commented on Just a Little Girl Dec 09 Marie Abanga loved Just a Little Girl Dec 09 Marie Abanga commented on I am Dis-Abled and so what??? Dec 06 Marie Abanga loved Disability is not inability!-World Disability Day. Dec 03 Marie Abanga commented on I'm Rare, But Real; I'm a Swati PHighterr Dec 03 Marie Abanga loved I'm Rare, But Real; I'm a Swati PHighterr Dec 03 Marie Abanga loved 1st December World AIDS DAY! Dec 03 Marie Abanga commented on She gives me so much hope: I called my association Hope for the Abused and Battered Nov 28 Marie Abanga commented on ZIMBABWE: The Enormous Power of Representation Nov 27 Marie Abanga loved ZIMBABWE: The Enormous Power of Representation Nov 27 Marie Abanga commented on My 5 years journey to finding World Pulse and how my spirit told me it was time Nov 26 Marie Abanga commented on Introducing me, myself and I and aspiring change for migrant women across the globe! Nov 20 Marie Abanga loved Introducing me, myself and I and aspiring change for migrant women across the globe! Nov 20 Marie Abanga commented on Sensitization Walk Nov 20 Marie Abanga commented on Limbo Nov 20 Marie Abanga loved Limbo Nov 20 Marie Abanga loved Ourselves In The World of Stress Nov 19 Marie Abanga loved I am kind to myself as would be to others. Nov 19 Marie Abanga commented on Which Version of You are You? Be the Best Nov 19 Marie Abanga commented on I KNOW WHERE YOU ARE COMING FROM… Nov 19 Marie Abanga commented on That Moment Online met Offline: A World Pulse Connection! Nov 19 Marie Abanga loved That Moment Online met Offline: A World Pulse Connection! Nov 16 Marie Abanga commented on A Girl Child Elder to Long Awaited Boy Child Nov 13 Marie Abanga commented on How Rape and the Silence Culture Empowers Predators Nov 02 Marie Abanga loved IT IS OKAY TO QUIT Nov 01 Marie Abanga commented on The Invisible, Enormous Power of The Image of Inspiration To A Girl Oct 31 Marie Abanga loved The Invisible, Enormous Power of The Image of Inspiration To A Girl Oct 31 Marie Abanga loved How Rape and the Silence Culture Empowers Predators Oct 30 Marie Abanga commented on I Give Myself Permission: An emancipation poem Oct 30 Marie Abanga loved "Oh! The Greed Of My Home Land" Oct 23 Marie Abanga loved My Struggle from Overweight to Underweight Oct 18 Marie Abanga loved Self-Care: An Important but Often Neglected Tool in A Change maker’s Toolkit. Oct 17