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Raising a kid with special needs in Sierra Leone, Africa

Raising kids with disabilities and special needs in a country that does not have the correct infrastructure or government support can be very challenging.  Every...

 In Africa, radio remains one of the most important mass media

In Africa, radio remains the most important mass medium. Despite the expansion and the rise of access to social media and the internet, radio...

Exhibition on Rape in Freetown, Sierra Leone

I come inside the room and walk around. Surrounding me, a powerful exhibition. Hanging from boards are clothes worn by rape survivors when they...

Celebrating Afro hair: cornrows, where do they come from ?

I recently got asked by one of my white friends who just got cornrows if I thought it was cultural appropriation.  My response to her...

How travelling to Africa help me liberate my hair

How travelling to Africa help me liberate my hair Growing up in France, my hair was always in braids. All the celebrities and princesses that...

A day in life of a single mother in Freetown in Sierra Leone: a harsh reality

Mommy is 30 years old. She is a single mother of two who lives with her two children in Mambo, Sierra Leone. Mambo is...

Experiencing racism in Africa

It was early 2022 that I started my travels, as a single parent, to Africa. I had been there before with my family, in...

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