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Dear Lover, I am not as happy as the 18 year old boy who just had his first kiss in the hallway of his mama’s house. I am too young to feel this old, as if love is not for those that grow up as they are supposed to. I run from my daily errands…

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Dear Leaders, I extend to you greetings from the founding fathers of this great continent, Africa, and bring to you a vital message from them: “Africa is sickened”. My name is Verchamoh L. Kamara. I may not be as eloquent as Former President Sirleaf was, but my message to you will be as clear as…

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All hail the mother that flourishes in the midst of thorns and torment. The queen stripped of her throne and thrown to her dead yet suffers All hail the fallen Queen, the mother of warriors and princes Who have forgotten their worth and have turned to slaves. Buried their crowns and burned their garment, put…

Sex Education in Liberia, II

Shari Raji When I was about 5 years old, I went into the bathroom to shower with an older girl who lived with my parents. This was something we did daily. But on this particular day, she told me to that she couldn’t shower with me because Aunt Flo was visiting and that if I…

Sex Education in Liberia

Children Falsely Branded by Witch and Murder

Disclaimer: As an awareness for children who have been falsely branded and beaten for witch and murder within our country, I decided to write this short story and give some insights into this practice. There are also suggestions as to how we can protect these innocent children. Sitting at home in rural Grand Gedeh on…

A Male’s Perspective of Feminism

“If we will have a balance of gender and a reduction in the continuous occurrence of violence against women and girls, society will have to balance off their so called feminist perspective.”

The Battle Within

You call it foolishness I call it my truth. The way I choose to walk In the world will no longer be determined by you When I’m the one who’s affected; Eternally bruised, My self esteem scarred way during the days of my youth. The fear of rejection from the people I love Has forced…

How Do You Feel About Abortion?

I have an hour commute to work every day, two hours if we consider my return. I enjoy this. I am able to read leisurely and smile at passengers getting on and off, who are a mixture of students, market women & men, and moms with their babies. Every so often, I’ll lift my eyes…

RING OF LEMONS

I stopped screaming for him to stop after the first 5 minutes and became completely numb when I felt liquid rolling down my legs and just knew it was my child. I survived but my baby didn’t.