Educating Girls, My Inspiration- Leymah Gbowee

Fast forward to 2011, when I was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. My team sat me down and asked me, “now that you have won the Peace Prize, what do you wish to do? What is the legacy that you want to build?” Straight away, I knew my answer was “GIRLS’ EDUCATION”. I want to create a space where girls and young women, at least the ones who I encounter, no longer have to sleep with any person to pay their tuition fees. And for the last eight years, supporting girls’ education in Liberia through Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) has been my mission

List of Things Google Say About Liberia

They heard about the massacres & had our blood flowing in their teacups. They heard about the massacres & had our blood flowing in their teacups. The world had us in their living rooms & listened to our cries through their radios & TVs. The world carried us in their magazines, newspapers & so on….

A Quest To Teach & Learn With Integrity (3)

Click here to read the first three entries in this series I, II, As the struggle against academic malpractice continues, one should understand that it does not only affect a single institution, but the entire country. So, today, I will be giving my personal experience with academic malpractice from both my alma mater and what…

African Methodist Episcopal University

We rise for the better  Your hammer mold us  Your flames refined us Like a chick under your wings We are safer come whatever Our days with you may be numbered  But your impact is carved in us forever Each time these stairs we modestly walk   True and fair, welcoming all in love Till the…

FEMINISM FROM THE OTHER SIDE (MERE RESPECT TO WOMEN ISN’T PROMOTING THEIR RIGHTS)

A new semester had just begun and on this very wet first Monday morning of school, I started making my way earlier than normal to beat the odds of being caught up and made late by much rain or cold. I stood in the queue more than thirty minutes waiting to finally catch the bus…

Behind the Ray Ban

“Behind every dark ‘shades’ is a red eye”, they say Behind her sunglasses is a red eye, but hey Anxiety and depression are drugs that she’s high off Looking into her eyes, I couldn’t even say my next word For the first time I noticed this girl’s suffering I did not know how, yet I…

The Emergence of a Cyber Dictatorship

We all remember the second half of 2017, us young people felt the strong need to remind our parents and aunties, who were acting like they could dictate our future, that young people actually make up the majority of the population in Liberia, and we were tired of watching old greedy people seek glorification for…

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…