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…

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,…

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…

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….

A Quest To Teach With Integrity: (1)

A few months ago, I had a conversation with a friend in which she told me how a teacher was dismissed for inappropriately touching a female student. I was taken aback by the fact that an ordinary touch could cost a teacher their job. This brought me back to where I come from, Liberia, and…

Revolution & Peacevolution (Let’s Give Peace A Chance)

Several years ago, an idea of total instant change arose in the West, and Revolutions started in many areas. Every state or region had different means and approaches toward revolutionizing itself which were exemplified by the British Revolution, the French Revolution, American Revolution, etcetera.  The most lives lost have been through revolutions. The World Wars,…

Liberia and Quality Education

Some of the most important forms of investment needed for a country’s economic growth are human capital and innovation capability… Sadly, these major areas have been shown minimal interest by the past and present Liberian Governments.

I Cheat, In the Shower

“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.” – Marcus Arelius  San Francisco – It was a long train ride to work, a wave of people aboard, and a very scenic route. I was exhausted, having already walked 20 minutes from home to the…

I’m Not BOSSY, I’m the BOSS

It would not cross his mind to point out to another man that he was “hard” or “bossy” because a man in my shoes would simply be “a boss”…Because how can a woman possibly be strong and powerful and not be an absolute, cold-hearted bitch, right?