More than Placards: The Truths about Sexual Violence in Liberia

It’s good, I mean perfect, that we wear all black and march through the streets, lifting up our placards to raise awareness on the problems we cause ourselves. It’s important that we speak up against the acts we ignorantly orchestrated. The mere writings embedded on those placards and the mass gathering of aggrieved citizens calling…

Of Kindness and the Streets of Monrovia

Recently, I visited a popular nightclub in Monrovia and witnessed a form of kindness that I will never forget. Ever.   A lady walked to the bartender drunk as hell, almost to the point of throwing up. She had some money and an expensive smartphone. She put the money in her bra but held onto…

 All the Skinny Ladies

We are going to start this off by saying, we get it. Society is fucked up and even more pathetic for enforcing beauty standards upon women. It feels as if being a woman in this world is an innate crime. You’re dragged into menses at a young age, punished by hideous cramps, and then, when…

More Than Serious

Over the past few days, Liberians on social media have been reacting to the documentary, Unprotected, by ProPublica in collaboration with Time Magazine. Unprotected shines light on how an American charity operating in Liberia, More Than Me (MTM), claimed to be “saving some of the world’s most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation” while, from the…

Africa Needs to Deviate from Depending​ on International Aid

We might all still be familiar with the phrase “Make America Great Again” that was popularized about a year ago. This was an agenda that was assertively pushed by current American President Donald Trump during his presidential campaign. In line with this phrase, I believe that African leaders too can work together with a policy…

The Unjustifiable Fear of the Liberian ‘Elite’

On May 11, 2018, I was fortunate to join almost a hundred young individuals in a protest against racism, sexism, and discrimination in Liberia.  The protest was a fight against the racial and sexist policies of Sajj House, bar and restaurant in Liberia, discriminating against single black women. On the day of the protest, the…

Big Boy

I saw Aunty today, she was the same. I hadn’t seen her in ages. A while back, my third year in university in the US, I heard she got married. Now, apart from extra fat in her cheeks and a baby bump that created a gentle mold in her dress, aunty looked the same. She…

Not Your Object

Living in a male-dominated society can be challenging for women, at least it is for me. This is especially true in the Liberian society, where men tend to objectify women on a daily basis, ranging from the streets to our places of work. Walking on the streets of Monrovia as a female has been one…

Obtaining a Police Clearance in Liberia

Some of us are lucky enough to afford this extra cash, but not everybody can. I pity those who have to suffer to obtain documents like birth certificates, passports, police clearances, etc. only because they cannot afford to throw away extra money.
Let me tell you about an experience I had so you can have a clear picture of what I’m talking about.

Dating In Monrovia; Power & Sex

But NO! Sex is not only about procreation. God made humanity in His image to have dominion over the earth (Gen. 1:26); and I am positive that my parents use sex as an expression of their love for each other. My teachers taught me that besides reproduction, sex should also be about pleasure. I mean, before the discussion of sperm and egg, isn’t there a part about orgasm and pleasure points? Some of us learned how kissing is a stimulant and touching sensations make sex enjoyable.