Poda-Poda Stories: Interview Series

I’m so happy I started a digital literary platform for Sierra Leonean literature. The growth over the past couple of months has been tremendous! One of the key features of the website is an interview series I’m running, wherein I ask writers from Sierra Leone questions about their work and their creative journeys. So far,…

Ngozi Cole on Y2POD

The brilliant and amazing young ladies behind the Y Square Pod podcast interviewed me about my work as a Communications consultant in Sierra Leone, my identity as a feminist and my love for literature and stories. It was so much fun to chat with them! About the Podcast : “YSquarePod is co-hosted by Yasmin Metz-Johnson of…

Poda-Poda Stories

So, I started a project I had been thinking about for a while now. I love literature, I love writing, I love stories and I love storytelling. However , I realised  that I’ve read very little Sierra Leonean literature. Most of what I know about Sierra Leonean literature has been limited to Kossoh Town Boy…

Using digital media to amplify African voices

Last month , I was invited by Yasmine Ibrahim of Girl Up Vine Club to share my thoughts on carving out digital spaces as Africans. It was a very timely panel, especially since Sierra Leone was just at the cusp of getting it’s first COVID-19 cases. The event was covered by Swit Salone, a Sierra…

Of Stories and Trauma

I did disappearing acts all the time as a child, and would unintentionally throw my family into a frenzy. “Where is she? Where is she? Where did we leave her this time?” my mother would yell at no one in particular, yet everyone would be nervously alert. A moment of sheer panic would follow. George,…

Building Sierra Leone’s next generation of feminists

I am so happy that I got to profile an organisation in Sierra Leone, for my last for the FRIDA Media Fellowship. It’s been an interesting ride, and I’ve learnt a lot about being persistent, and seeking different angles to a story. I’ve always admired the work that GESL is doing, and here is the…

How feminists are organizing for abortion rights in Latin America

For my first article for  the Young Feminist Media Fellowship, I wrote about how feminists in Latin America, are not ready to give up the fight for abortion rights, despite recent conservative crackdowns. Read here at : How feminists are organizing for abortion rights in Latin America  

The Best Things to Do in Sierra Leone

‘From pristine beaches to an abundance of wildlife and forests, the many charms of Sierra Leone show that this West African country has a lot to offer. Here’s our pick of the best experiences for an unforgettable visit.’ Come visit, and check out the piece here on Culture Trip The Best Things to Do in…

The Real Meaning Behind Sierra Leone’s Beautiful Name

‘Home to 16 ethnic groups, Sierra Leone has unified, rich and diverse cultures that have existed in the country for over 2,000 years. The name of the country, however, came into being in the 15th century, and there is some contention among historians surrounding the origin of the name ‘Sierra Leone’. Check out my piece…