When I got there
I was scared to go near
I knew it was out of bounds
Heard it belonged to a shaggy fellow
He knew none will dare
offer to clear
all the clutter with any duster
it was an implied taboo to go any near
p.s: Sometimes in life we are held back from reaching out, loving, helping, sharing, progressing, and much more, all because of some taboo or murmurs accompanied by all the stigma. This poem I wrote shortly after breaking a taboo so close to home. I felt so good and we both felt so good. I am inspired and motivated to challenge all these ‘taboos’ in life – hence I am an ‘unconventional woman’. Hope someone is inspired and motivated in here too to break some damn taboos lol
Marie Angele Abanga (simplified to Marie Abanga) aka MAG likes to describe herself as a “Jacqueline of several trades”. She is an everyday woman and mother with a zigzag profile. Let’s give it a try! She is an Activist, an Author, a Coach, a Consultant, a Feminist, a Lawyer, a Lecturer, a Prince 2 Project Manager, a Psychotherapist, a Philanthropist and an etc! She just loves to sum it up by saying she is a person of passions and a tale of talents. Her life’s journey has filled 6 books already and her three musketeers keep her busy at home.
MAG is also the founder and CEO of the association Hope for the Abused and Battered, and the Country Director of the Gabriel Bebonbechem Foundation for Epilepsy & Mental wellbeing.
The plethora of life's experiences and shenanigans she has lived through and learned from in near 4 decades of existence, have equipped her with such an arsenal to coach, train and motivate just any and everyone. She is so charismatic, dynamic and full of life, going by her designed mantra of 3Ds: Determination; Discipline and Dedication. These sum her+her quest to be the best version of herself and impact others perfectly. She attributes all her wealth of knowledge to her conscientious attendance of both informal and formal school.