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.

Dating in Monrovia, Two Ladies’ Perspective

Now, Liberian men oh, we have a quick question for y’all, who told y’all that when you say “I love you” to a female, after knowing her for two goddamn seconds, she’ll somehow automatically just sleep with you? Okay, we understand, when you’re a kid and you don’t have a game yet, you say whatever you think you need to say to get into a girl’s pants. But when a grown-ass man comes with that line off the jump, it’s just baffling and off-putting.

Dating in Monrovia, a Guy’s Perspective

Once you understand that every individual attaches labels to people then you are already ahead of the curve. The only thing left is for you to know how to use this mindset when approaching or being approached by Liberian women.

The Influence of Art on a Society and How Liberia Can Learn from It

Traditional masks, murals, painted storefronts, and paintings of beautifully shaped African women in village settings; these are a few reminders of the presence of art in Liberia. Not all meets the eye from a single day’s drive through the vibrant city of Monrovia. In-fact, if one is not observant, understanding the movements and soul of…

Catcalling

“When is it okay to Catcall a woman?” The answer is “NEVER” –Fanoraine

Even the Little Things Matter

“Whoever said small things don’t matter has never seen a match start a wildfire.” – Beau Taplin “Little things do matter,” says Andy Andrews, “sometimes, little things matter the most. Everybody pays a lot of attention to big things, but nobody seems to understand that big things are almost always made up of little things.”…

Portrayal Matters

I, Shari, was standing outside a kebab kiosk (a type of sandwich stand) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with some friends and friends of friends at about 4 AM after clubbing the night away, as one does. We were a colorful mix of people: Sudanese, Malaysians, Liberian, French, and Kazakhs and we were all chit-chatting, getting…

My Encounter with A Pedophile

“According to Plan International, 1 out of 3 women in the world gets beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in their lifetime.” Growing up as a child, I was fond of spending time with family members during the holidays and weekends; I had this one uncle that I loved so much because he treated…