The Tale of Abassa Anna
I don’t really know what to say because i don’t think it will be interesting. I was asked to share my story I will do my best . I am a french speaker, so sorry, my English might not be the best). I am a 21 year Old Cameroonian woman, medical doctor trainee (fifth-year ) and I have lived in Morocco on my own since I was 17 (for study purposes). I have always struggled with self confidence. Simply feeling attractive or beautiful doesn’t come easy to me.
Growing up my mom use to remind me as often as she could how “ugly” I was. I remember she use to tell me, “you better study because no man would ever want you with that face.” I grew up hearing that from my mom. She was the one who was supposed to love me unconditionally.
On top of that, I am dark skinned and really skinny with 4c natural hair. I was the opposite of what was considered beautiful. I grew up uneasy about my body and it ended up effecting my love life as well. This past year I decided I will change the way I see my self and love myself. I am working on getting rid of those negative thought and I kind of need some help with that. If you have some tips that would be great.
I put little reminders near my mirror. Some little words like “hey darling” or “hey beautiful.” And it has been working. I have started taking more care of myself and really taking care of my hair (that I grew to love) and also my skin (which I am proud of now).
– Abassa Anna