An Open Letter to Africa Voters

Dear Fellow Africans, It is my prayer that this letter meets you in peace. Lately, our beautiful continent has been the embodiment of the “Hyena and Hen” theory- a theory for the situation in which power and authority are given to the wrong people with the expectancy of positive results. Looking at things from a…

Femininity II

Femininity: the idea that womanhood is being the fragile, quiet woman who submits to the man and respects his decisions because that’s how it should be. Therefore, my hobbies include: cooking, cleaning, and reading romantic novels. To find me, Search for the most quiet person in the room. And yes, talk to me anyhow; you…

Catcalling

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

First Impression

I’m a girl with dreams. I don’t wear it on my sleeves or so it seems. I’m not (just) a social media addict, I’m making moves, Don’t take one look and misjudge because my process is not smooth And public, ’cause I keep to myself. Building on huge dreams and focusing on my health It’s…

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.”…

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.

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…

Message by the Ink

Over 170 years ago, some of our forefathers were here and others came and they set eyes on the most beautiful thing called freedom. They felt liberation clawing its way free from beneath their skin from the first glimpse of land while still at sea. I still feel the anxiety to get off the ship…

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…

Who Yor Really Lovin?

Anybody really lovin’ these days? The “can I get my answer” and “give me a few more days” type of lovin’. Do we still send the wing man to check on them and their interest? That “my man really like you mehn” type of story. Yor remember that seh? The kinda lovin’ from Gbemma songs…