Holy Trinity

Today is supposed to be the first birthday of our child At the first checkup,  the doctor said the child was going to be a girl / she tiptoed & kissed your navel You asked your mother how child bearing is like?    How long does one carry a human in her navel? [however] the…

Sex, Love and Romance in Popular Culture

In my opinion, the idea that vaginal discharges mean a woman has orgasmed is as ridiculous as assuming that a man has orgasmed simply because of the existence of pre-cum.

Maybe

Maybe if I was a little lighter Maybe if my curls were just a little looser Maybe if I had a little more ass Maybe if my figure was a little more curvy Maybe if the words that escaped my lips were cloaked with a little less accent Maybe if my bright colored prints didn’t…

We Are Not Our Mothers

The new generation of Liberian women must aspire to have healthy marriages that nurture children to go on to respect the sanctity of marriage. Marriage na joke oh!

Let’s Keep It Professiona​l​

Navigating the professional world as a young, “attractive”, female-identifying individual means walking a straight line of politeness and amiability without ever veering into the territory of flirtation- which is nearly impossible as a simple smile can be, and is often, misconstrued as a come-hither invitation.

Justice in the Liberian Society

Monrovia was not worth the hype. Upon my arrival, I had to face the irony of the environment and decide between the law and common sense. One evening in 2017, a ‘zogo’ jerked my phone and ran into the nearby community along the Somalia Drive. For a moment, I was devastated, then I became calm, and I let go. I accepted that my phone was gone and I just wanted to reach home safely and have a rest. After sitting in that jammed traffic for several minutes, I heard the sounds of an angry mob across the street chanting, “Rogue! Kill him; kill him.” I immediately stopped the driver, paid him and got out of the car to head straight to the scene. I didn’t want bloodshed. I do not support mob violence and logically speaking, why should someone be killed just because they stole a cell phone?

Migration and the Role of Governance and Internet Actors

By March, 2019, thousands of Liberians who immigrated to the U.S due to the civil war, Ebola crisis, and other reasons will be faced with deportation as their legal status expires. Many are calling for an extension of their status to legally stay in the U.S. Why? Because of the lack of trust in their governments to provide the livelihood conditions they currently enjoy in the U.S as compared to home. If their deportation pushes through, their return may create some burden on society. The role of our government is to reintegrate these migrants back into society.

Migration and the Role of Governance and Internet Actors

Most Liberians know of folks who have migrated, especially as a result of the 14-year Civil War. Others migrated in search of better opportunities, loved ones, or simply because they felt the desire to. One may argue that moving from one point to another (migration) is a basic human right – this we don’t dispute. However, illegal migration and the means through which people migrate illegally is dangerous, hence must be curtailed.

Public Enemy #1

We have been sentenced to life imprisonment, sentenced without facing a judge or sitting a fair trial. Confined to the walls of society, enslaved to an idea that only leads us to more peril. That idea is called the ‘Status Quo’. The Man that holds the key to our great escape. Society creates rules and…

How To Write About Liberia

When you write about Liberia, always use modifiers like  “war-torn”, “recovering”, ‘‘corrupt’’, “illiterate”, and “dirty”. Do not forget to speak about poor road networks, poor communication systems, poor health system, a messy education system, and just about everything bad depending on the length of what you’re writing.  Try to portray Liberia as a village consisting…