Ghana life pre-independence…

Ghana life pre-independence…

Occasionally, I come across something really special. A few weeks ago, The Guardian published a series of pictures on their website, commemorating Ghana's Independence (March 6, 2017). Apart from the infrequent trip to the national archives, its rare for me for find pictures of ordinary life pre-independence. Finding these made my day. Source

TED: What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure

TED: What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure

Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex. She discusses the pleasure that's largely missing from their sexual encounters and calls on us to close the "orgasm gap" [...]

High Above with India Arie

High Above with India Arie

I love the creative arts, especially performance theatre. I came across this amazing short film about a young girl who’s searching for healing in the wake of her grandmother’s passing. After her mother throws away show tickets, she decides to attend a Dance Theatre of Harlem performance. The young girl watches in awe as the Black ballerinas [...]

Paul Sika and digital storytelling…

Paul Sika and digital storytelling…

The work of Ivorian digital artist and storyteller, Paul Sika, is as thought provoking as it is captivating. I especially love the extreme visual quality of his images, which, for me, entices me to engage with every single detail of each image. There is serious beauty in the rawness of his work. The more I [...]

Daily Inspiration: Daily Prints in Fashion

Daily Inspiration: Daily Prints in Fashion

It's rare these days for me to find a blog that I just click with. I find that in an attempt to stand out, most blogs that I come across are strikingly generic, but I was pleasantly surprised by the refreshingly quirky and informative posts on Daily Prints in Fashion. My current personal favourite is her [...]

The books every young writer should read, according to Ernest Hemingway

In 1934, a young man named Arnold Samuelson was fresh out of journalism school at the University of Minnesota when he read "One Way Across," a short story by Ernest Hemingway. The story later became part of Hemingway's fourth novel "To Have and Have Not." Samuelson admired the story so much that he traveled from [...]