My Experience

Dear Liberia, I’ve heard so much about you over the years, seen pictures of what it was like “back in the day”, tasted your food and listened to your stories. Dear Liberia, Why are people telling me not to come? It’s not safe, I’ll get robbed, I’m crazy to go. Dear Liberia, Here I am….

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…

We Are Not Protected

We now live in a society (Liberia, precisely) where justice is being compromised, and because of this we have become vulnerable to all sorts of attacks. They say, “She enticed the guy by exposing her breast, her legs, her curves; she was exposed, so he lost self control and raped her.” How about the infant?…

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…

The First Mark of a True Friend

June 16 was Aunt Madiana’s birthday and my birthday’s eve. I decided to worship at Star Baptist Church, after more than three years of not going. Growing up, I made the choice to join Mama’s church, a choice that was meant to keep me close to her every Sunday and help me carve some time…

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…

Mama Liberia

Why do you weep mama Liberia?  Is it because your dream of having a bright future is thrown in the sea?  Is it because you are not well taken care of?  You lack good leaders, good roads, economic and educational system and power supplies. Are these the reasons?  Or is it because all of your…

My Journey to Milk & Honey

I wish I could tell you all about how I got here and how I made it this far. I didn’t have faith when I started this journey but where my faith has reached “da only God”. Hardship pushed me out of my country and the hope of milk and honey pulled me to Europe….