I’ve been self loving from a young age (had no idea that’s what it was called) as this was how I managed to overcome a lot of my insecurities surrounding my sickle cell. Growing with this mentality has given me so much confidence that I can sometimes come across as a little bit conceited… I even once described myself as ‘amazing’ in an interview. Lol! Of course, I’m not once you get to know me — conceited that is— I am amazing though. Anyway back to the point, Continue reading “Self Love Is More Than Words – Bye For Now”
Being confident is something that I believe we need to make a conscious effort to do as it may not come naturally to everyone. My confidence blossomed when I began to own my health condition and everything that came with it instead of trying to hide it. You can read about my Conscious Confidence Mechanism in my chapter of Confidence Confidential.
Recently, an article has gone viral among the sickle cell community regarding a new pioneering treatment which has reversed a teenagers sickle cell disease by changing his DNA. I cannot even count how many posts I have been tagged in and messages I have been sent of this article. If you haven’t seen it, I don’t know where you have been! Continue reading “A Future Cure For Sickle Cell?”
Hi readers, my name is Jenica Leah. Some of you may or may not know that I was born with Sickle Cell Anaemia. I never saw myself being able to share something so intimate out of fear of other people’s opinions. I have come to realise that my opinion of myself is what matters more, so I am ready to face my fears. I hope that in doing so I may be able to help someone else who may be going through something similar. Continue reading “Taking Control”