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…

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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,…

On what it feels like for a girl

March is Women's history month. We celebrate all the best and good women have accomplished so far, and encourage the next generation of girls to be more than their elders. It's all about positivity and appreciation and recognizing all women, especially in parts of the world where their sheer existence is somewhat a problem. But…

Tohubohu in the City

Wherever you are in the world, there is one truth everyone can agree on: Mondays are a drag and nobody likes them. I used to feel indifferent about Mondays, until I had to be in traffic here, in my howtown. Traffic in big African cities is messy and upsetting. I believe the average person, must…

Of socializing and writing more

I just realized, last week, that I haven't updated my blog, in couple weeks, because, frankly, I did not feel like writing. Inspiration is not what has been missing in my life, but the will to sift through what and how I want to convey, in my writing, has stopped me from doing it. I…