Why I have decided to go public

Why I have decided to go public 😊I see some of you go “really Fatimé did you have to write a post to explain yourself?” here’s your reply: “yes, I needed to write this.” lol.Most of my friends know I am a private person.

In 2011, I made a drastic change in my life. I had started wearing the veil. Up until that point, I had been quite obsessed with oversharing my life online. 🙃As I had started donning the hijab, my perspective on life had completely changed. I could easily connect with people for who they TRULY were, not just because of their social status or apprarance. 😎💸

Nacogdoches, Texas, 2013

At that time, I had learned to appreciate my privacy. So instead of posting more pictures of me, I posted articles, poems, and I even wrote a fictional book! 😌 alhamdoulillah. I wanted to be known for my capabilities, my talents, and all those beautiful traits that transcended my appearance. 🌸🤗🌺 That was, honestly, the BEST decade of my life so far. When I came back to Cameroon 🇨🇲, I started blogging in 2018. The more people knew my story, the more they were surprised.

There was simply no way to reconcile “having lived in the US” 🇺🇸 AND wearing hijab AS an African woman. 🤔I guess I’m just too much of a puzzle to solve. LOL 🤷‍♀I also realized something interesting: I now had the responsibility to DEMONSTRATE good character. “For of those to whom much is given, much is required.” John F. KennedyIn the US I could live my quiet, private life and nobody would really care. (That was boss). In my home country however, I meet many young women in search of identity. 😊Many of them still wonder how they can reconcile all of the beautiful, and seemingly contradicting parts of their personalities.

Instead of preaching in the dark, I chose to be an example. Instead of pointing fingers and criticizing, I decided to be vulnerable and share my triumphs and failures.So for now, I am going public. I am a community leader, and I need to walk the talk. 🌺

This is me, Fatimé Asta aka, Rose Du Sahel Take care

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