In Search of Salem

I started this blog as a sophomore in college, and it was a platform for me to share my thoughts and experiences around feminism, race, culture and politics.The U.S was a strange new home for me and my time there coincided with my transition into womanhood.I am grateful to all those who have read, shared, and encouraged my work, and I…

#StopShamingWomen2017

#StopShamingWomen2017 Please stop. Stop shaming single women Stop shaming childless women (either by choice or circumstances) Stop shaming women who enjoy being mothers Stop shaming thick women (it’s absolutely mean) Stop shaming skinny women ( All women, regardless of size , are real women, and shaming someone for being skinny is just as cruel as shaming someone else for being…

The 10%-The Urgency Of The Abortion Act

This article originally appeared on the Patriotic Vanguard , a Sierra Leonean online news site, with headquarters in Vancouver. 1.7 million -this is the number of women who seek treatment or unsafe abortion complications in sub-Saharan Africa annually. 1360 per 100,000 live births-this is the maternal mortality ratio for women in Sierra Leone. For every 100,000 live births-1360 women…

Queen Serena on Fighting For Our Dreams !

One of the Greatest Tennis Players of All Time,Serena Williams, penned a letter to women on Tuesday, encouraging us to dream big and fight for those dreams. Serena has had her share of sexism in her field, and an incident in July made it known that she was over it. A reporter asked her how she felt to…

6 Inspiring African Photographers You Should Know

I’ve been doing a bit of research on photography and visual arts on the continent and it is exciting to see how the range of amazing work by African artists. Each photographer featured here brings out the endless  abundance of beauty that we possess as Africans,in their work. Joana Choumali is an Ivorian  researcher , documentarian and photographer based in…

From Your Perspective

Last night, I was listening to a program on BBC, wherein a journalist, Tulip Mazumdar interviewed people from both Kenya and Sierra Leone about Female Genital Mutilation (otherwise known as Female Genital Cutting or Female Genital Circumcision). As I listened to her interview, I could not help but hear a note of extreme anger in…

Protest: transGlobal Groove Collective

I was lucky to attend a college that has the coolest professors ever!Incredibly  intelligent, intellectually stimulating and inspiring men and women who have influenced and shaped the way I see the world around me today. At The College of Wooster ,Professor Amyaz Moledina hosts a music radio show every sunday on the college radio station and this past…

In Typical 2016 WTH-Glamour and the Bono Mess

Let’s just go there: We don’t need another straight white man in women’s spaces taking up the credit meant for women. This year is rounding up to  the most confusing in the history ever, and awards seem to be keen on baffling us even further. After Bob Dylan’s interesting Nobel Literature win, Glamour magazine has taken up the mantle and given…

Not Just Aerobics & Pilates: Why Mental Strength Matters.

Often when we think of living a healthier lifestyle and keeping fit-we focus more on the physical aspects; bodybuilding, running, walking,keeping fit, eating the right foods,taking care of your skin etc. Little do we focus on mental fitness, mental health, and mental strength,which definitely manifest into the physical. In this video, psychotherapist Amy Morin talks about how…

“The Art of Being Yourself”-Caroline Mchugh

How often do you suffer from what Caroline Mchugh calls “approval addiction”? Apparently women are more likely to carry this more than men, seeking the validation of others, and loving someone else’s opinion more than your own. As women, we tend to agree to other people’s perception of who we are, rather than examining our…

Learning to Love Beyonce

I was one of those girls who just wasn’t sure about Beyonce. I listened to some of her music and I admired her style…but I wasn’t really a fan. I think watching Lemonade was when I received my salvation from Beysus and became a Beyhive convert. And aptly as a new convert, I have been watching her…

Perspective

Perspective   I am not trying to be anything but a shedding shed robes of fear,self-pity,self doubt This thing I know I could be and how I am caught in this trap that fangs and claws have grasped and mangled   Perspective   Life is short pain is inevitable death is certain But the journey is…