My Experience

Dear Liberia, I’ve heard so much about you over the years, seen pictures of what it was like “back in the day”, tasted your food and listened to your stories. Dear Liberia, Why are people telling me not to come? It’s not safe, I’ll get robbed, I’m crazy to go. Dear Liberia, Here I am….

Missed Visa Appointment, a Lesson on Discipline and Humility

I am departing Liberia for the U.S. today after an extended four-week stay. Initially, I planned for and purchased a six-week return ticket, with no knowledge that my six weeks will become ten. I arrived in Liberia on July 5 for the renewal of my U.S. F1 Visa, to complete a school project and spend…

Strong Black Woman

How unique is a strong black woman? Full of grace and beauty. She’s not to be played with. She believes she can do anything, And is adored, because of her bravery. Strong black woman, She has a heart that is pure as gold Her love is patient, unending and kind. She gives others joy even…

I Promise, I am an Adult

Another Saturday night rolled around, and by the wee hours, there I was, once again, head down the toilet bowl, puking my guts out, making these animalistic sounds (gagging), and contemplating the difficult journey from the bathroom floor to my bed. A true lady. Nevertheless, it was on this night, in a somewhat unpleasant state,…

We Are Not Protected

We now live in a society (Liberia, precisely) where justice is being compromised, and because of this we have become vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. They say, “She enticed the guy by exposing her breast, her legs, her curves; she was exposed, so he lost self control and raped her.” How about the infant?…

A Common Citizen Perspective

Amidst all the political controversy going on in Liberia and the  world today, I’ve been working on ignoring the noise and just focusing on choosing right over wrong whenever I “have to” make a choice. All of that was tested when a few days ago, a Liberian who is based in the United States but…

IDENTITY

What if I told you I’m the seed of your existence? Would you rape me then? Overlook me then? I am a woman; I am significant. A beautiful precious crescent, sweet and pleasant; I deserve your respect, I deserve to be celebrated. I am a teenager; was raped and I now have a child that…

The First Mark of a True Friend

June 16 was Aunt Madiana’s birthday and my birthday’s eve. I decided to worship at Star Baptist Church, after more than three years of not going. Growing up, I made the choice to join Mama’s church, a choice that was meant to keep me close to her every Sunday and help me carve some time…

A Chase for Mud Cookies

I’m going to start this off by saying my truth: the performance of our government in the last few years have left me discouraged, but still hopeful about a future Liberia.  I love politics! Matter of fact, I see politics as a means for any country to develop faster. Why do I say so? Politics,…

A Quest To Teach & Learn With Integrity (2)

Read part 1 of this series here They say education is the key to success, but why aren’t they educating our girls to stand up for themselves instead of wooing them sexually? We need more than just teachers, we need leaders, mentors and role models, not morally bankrupt men who corrupt and exploit our students….