I’m A Survivor: An Open Essay From The Publisher Dior Fall

I have a chronic illness but, I’m a survivor. My life has changed, my body is weak and my future is uncertain but, I believe in God and trust him throughout all of my trials and tribulations and say to myself, “everything will be okay.” I will not be a victim and I will not be pitied, nor will I nag or beg for attention just because I’m in pain daily. I will get up and go to work and not lay in the bed because then, my body will be crippled.

What can I do to make my life easier? I will make sure I attend all of my medical appointments and try as many medications as the doctor recommends, so that I can get stronger and healthier. I will rise in the morning, after a rough night. My body burns internally, as I walk around like a zombie but again, I will survive. I’m not ashamed or hiding behind this illness, because this is just a test and I shall pass it.

But, I also have a trick for this disease! I put on my makeup, even when I am crying with shaken hands. I brush either my own natural hair or my wig,  even when I am fatigued. I put on my clothes, even when my legs want to fall asleep on me because at the end of the day, I see that I have survived. I make myself beautiful so that I am prepared to embrace each day. It’s like the law of attraction… because I aim to be a survivor, nobody can tell I’m sick!


  1. Coumba FALL · August 10, 2016

    Just beautifull.
    May ALLAH -SWT- give you long life and excellent health.
    Amine by the grâce of -SAW-.

    Ton endurance et ton courage seront récompensés par ALLAH- SWT-.


    • 1000shadesofwomen · August 10, 2016

      Thank you for the blessings. Allah -SWT- Is the GREATEST! xoxo


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