We Are Not Our Mothers

The new generation of Liberian women must aspire to have healthy marriages that nurture children to go on to respect the sanctity of marriage. Marriage na joke oh!

Let’s Keep It Professiona​l​

Navigating the professional world as a young, “attractive”, female-identifying individual means walking a straight line of politeness and amiability without ever veering into the territory of flirtation- which is nearly impossible as a simple smile can be, and is often, misconstrued as a come-hither invitation.

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Artwork by Matina Jaimah ( @Jaimahmedia on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr ) Artist’s website: https://www.jaimahmedia.com

Typical Liberian Girl

He walked up to me and said, “You don’t look like a typical Liberian girl, Your diction is better and your skin is lighter.” I looked him in the eye and told him to his face, “I’m disappointed that I don’t look like a typical Liberian girl.” You see, a typical Liberian girl is beautiful…

Liberian Girl Magic

Dear LiberianGirl, Do you see us freeing ourselves, from the narratives written by “people abroad?” Read a blog post yesterday, with your voice and your name and your face – shoutout to SiM. Now you speak up and show up and show out Embracing your power and strength and worth Do you smile at the men…

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.

Kinks, Curls, and Coils

I began writing this piece by stating that I first got my hair permed when I was eight years old. But I was not so sure so I asked my sister to confirm how old I was.  She said she does not remember but she’s sure I was definitely younger than 8 years. The fact…