Seven sickle cell warriors to follow on Instagram


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Instagram is my favorite social media app and I follow and like anything that concerns health or sickle cell disorder. The more people I follow, the more I realized that I am not alone in this world and that even with sickle cell disorder, anything can be achieved.

I have taken time out to compile seven sickle cell warriors that you should follow on Instagram. These people will inspire you with their daily lives and even push you to go beyond your limit with their captions.

So, let’s get right to it.

Warriors to follow on Instagram

1. Anne Welsh

Being on Instagram is one thing but having a verified Instagram account is another, Anne Welsh is a strong advocate and ambassador of sickle cell with a verified Instagram account. Her account has 704k followers.

The painless author is also a mother and is never ashamed to fault her kids on her Instagram feed. She is also a fashion and wellness influencer.

Visit her website or visit her Instagram page @ladyannewelsh

2. Cutspluscurves

One of my favorites on Instagram. She’s a fitness trainer that lives with sickle cell and is not allowing sickle cell define her. She is the owner of body by the master LLC and an Instagram influencer with 96.1k followers.

Check her out @cutpluscurves or visit

3. Halimat Magaji

Pretty Halimat is a content creator, lawyer, social media manager, marketing and public relations. I know right, it’s a lot. But of course, she’s making this list because she is a sickle cell warrior. From her over 35k followers account, you can tell she is fashionable and loves to have fun.

Check her out her account @halimat.magaji

4. Chasteen

Chasteen is an international model, actress and an advocate for sickle cell. She also lives with sickle cell but she is turning her pain into strength. One thing is I’ve always wanted to become a model so seeing someone although different gender achieve something I want to is more inspiring than anything else.

With an account of over 14k followers, her page is full of beautiful pictures of herself and captions that let her followers into her story and her brand personality.

Check her out @_chasteen__

5. Ade Adebisi

When I heard Adebisi’s story, I was surprised. His story is just the real definition of having sickle cell but sickle cell does not have me. It might interest you to know that Adebisi is a father, an ex-professional rugby player and the vice chairman of the Nigerian rugby league.

Check him out @ade_adebisi

6. Banke Alawaye

I saw Banke for the first time at empower a warrior organized my the Timi Edwin (the next on the list), and ever since then I have been following her. Banke helps SMEs discover and use the right technology for business growth. She is also the program manager CodeLagos, an initiative to train 1 million Lagos residents to code.

She is also a strong advocate and does not fail in delivering knowledge and inspiration on her Instagram feed.    

Check her out @bankealawaye

7. Timi Edwin

Timi is a woman who have devoted her life to creating awareness on sickle cell disorder and helping people living with sickle cell have a better life. She is the C.E.O of crimsonbow sickle cell initiative, an NGO that reaches out to people affected by sickle cell. She is a film producer, an entrepreneur and an advocate.

Check her out @timi_edwin on Instagram.

Although there are a lot more people doing great job and inspiring others living with sickle cell disorder but let me stop here to drink water. And don’t ask me why there is only one male, I don’t even know. LOL. 

Do you follow any of the above on Instagram? Or do you know anybody that might have made the list? Drop your comments below.

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