Safiya Cowie-Cotton has Lupus.
But don’t let that define this humble mother of two, who instead calls herself a Lupus warrior of 11 years and champion for the cause.
As we celebrate our women today on this the occasion of International Women’s Day 2021 and applaud their theme #ChoosetoChallenge, Cowie-Cotton is definitely a true representative of someone who has lived through some challenges and is not shy of taking them on.
At 35, with a soon to be 17-year-old, a 7-year-old, a doting husband in Keston Cotton and a customer service business called Organise With Style, Cowie-Cotton said her passion and her challenge for 2021 is to help as many women as possible, especially her fellow Lupus warriors. She is currently writing a book about her experience with the disease, hoping this too can help others.
We chatted with Cowie-Cotton to find out more about her:
How did being diagnosed with Lupus change your life?
Struggling with an illness, how and when did you find the time to start your own business?
Her advice to anyone?
“Know your why’s! Know why you are doing what you are doing, know why you are waking up every morning to go at it and that will give you the motivation to continue doing what you are doing to continue living another day.”