“You can reach me anytime, anywhere”: on living in a social media-obsessed world

Mobile usage in Africa has been on the rise for the past couple of years. Markets, street corners, and stores are filled with shops selling phones, at all prices. In remote areas where phone lines are scarce to non-existent, communication has been made easy by the usage of mobile phones.  There is an increasing demand…

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It’s medium serious: is it a steak or a relationship?

Dating for me, is one of the most awkward experiences I ever felt, whether seriously or casually. The anticipation, the waiting, the sparks,the breakups all seem part of an exhausting ritualistic dance, one may or may not as to endure. I, sadly, am no Misty Copeland, when it comes to this particular dance. In the…

The kids are alright, or are they?

My childhood in Abidjan was idealistic, in all aspects. I had a close-knit family, the love and protection of my parents, the assurance of  4 meals a day and a nice bed, going to Catholic and French private schools, and developing my passion for reading. I never lacked for nothing and my parents worked hard…

On bonding and female friendship.

In my family, I am the only daughter among three brothers. So growing up, I was the typical tomboy, rough housing with my brothers, and dressing up in shorts and t shirts. I loved frilly, sherbet colored dresses, with bows and lace, but I wanted to dress like my brothers, and fit in. Then puberty…

On R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Respect is the foundation of our African culture and societies. We bend to our elders'will and power, whether we like it or not. They demand respect because of their experience and in return, they share their wisdom and most precious advice with us. At first, one might think it could be challenging for them to…

The pain in our bodies 

For the month of February, superstar athlete, Serena Williams graced the cover of Vogue magazine, discussing various topics about her personal life. One subject that caught everyone's attention, is the story of the delivery of her daughter, Olympia. After giving birth to her child, she noticed something wasn't right within her body.Serena Williams has had…

On reviewing one year of writing

About a year and one day ago, I decided to take a chance and start my blog. I had no specific goals or real purpose in mind, to be frankly honest: all I knew is that I wanted to express my feelings and my thoughts about my moving back home, in a creative way. I…