Sleepless In Monrovia, Our Story

We launched Liberia’s first social justice blog, Sleepless in Monrovia (SiM) on March 12, 2018. With SiM, Liberians would no longer have to worry about where they can explore their thoughts and advance their creativity; no longer will poems and burning ideas rot in google docs or will Facebook be the only platform to discuss controversial issues.

Effects of “Taboo” topics III

The first two parts of the taboo-series explored the lack of puberty and sex education in early child development in Liberia. This last part focuses on the normalization of gender and sexual-based violence in Liberia. Rape and sexual assault Improper or, in most cases, nonexistent sex and relationship education leaves kids vulnerable to sexual exploitation…

Effects of “Taboo” topics II

Taboo topics are a dominant part of the very fabric of this country. This series seeks to break down the effects of this phenomena and to offer deviations from the norm that would be better for the growth and development of our children and future generations. The first part of this three-part series touched on…

​Effects of “Taboo” topics

Liberia, Sweet Land of Liberty! Well, liberty, until it comes to discussions of “controversial” issues such as sex, sexual assault, puberty changes, domestic violence, gender rights, children’s rights and responsibilities, etcetera. Basically, any topic that isn’t deemed comfortable to be discussed between the older and younger generation is considered taboo, abominable or undiscussable in a…