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Yesterday I attended a private screening of the film “Girl Rising”, hosted by Vital Voices. I cried. Here I was, choking back tears and yet, these girls showed such courage in sharing their stories.  The film is focused on the need for girls education and how it’s an…

I woke up this morning to news that Nigeria’s prolific author Chinua Achebe had passed. I’m sad, but I’m also grateful – for his life, his work and more importantly, his influence.Prior to attending Wesley Girls’ High School in Cape Coast, I had virtually no idea about what…

  Yesterday, I attended the Africa Now! Concert with my Beninese friend at the historic Apollo theater in Harlem, NY. The feeling of being at a venue where much talent has been found and celebrated is indescribable. But what caused a stirring in my soul was being there…

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You…

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