Food will save our souls

It's early Sunday morning, and I am wide awake thanks to a nasty flu and lots of things on my mind. Loopy and tired from the medications, I am doing what makes me happy these days: writing. I've been blocked for the past weeks, but my muse helped me see the inspiration I needed to…

On loving in the time of political unrest

For this post, I want to talk about this beautiful land I was lucky to be born on: Cote d'Ivoire. Yes, my gorgeous, sweet, lush and bountiful, blessed country, I have started to slowly and surely reconnecting with. Just like an old, faithful lover, we have grown apart, but forever linked in our heart and…

On taking another trip around the sun

Couple of weeks ago, I added another year under my belt. I celebrated my birthday, this year after so long, with my family only. It was a quiet day, filled with some of my favorite things: gifts, food, and wine. Being that it was a holiday, I spent the day relaxing and laughing and being…

On being a woman in the workplace

Earlier this week, after spending too much time laughing at memes on Instagram, I was stopped by a picture on Dolly Parton's page. I discovered the beauty and talent that is Dolly Parton, when I moved to the States, and have loved her boldness, her strength of character, and her music catalog ever since. So…

The sky must be falling on us

When I was in the US, curious Americans would ask me, among many other fascinating questions, if in my country, we had four seasons, how hot it was, if we had snow. Innocently enough and with puzzling looks, I would always answer that we had only two seasons: a dry season and a wet one.…

On religion and loving the faith

In Cote D'Ivoire, religion is deeply incorporated in the fabric of our society. You are encouraged and given enough liberty to practice,any faith that suits you. Society is still conservative,but freedom of religion is a right for all citizens and people living here . Though the two main religions practiced here, are Christianity and Islam,…