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Monthly Blog/Vlog Posts Recording reality as a Cameroonian woman, Writer, Academic, Advocate, and Believer

Monique's Musings

January 30, 2023

A Year of Self-Love?

One of my favourite quotes is by Zora Neale Hurston and it goes: There are years that ask questions and there are years that answer. I […]
December 31, 2022

2022 Recap?

Today on the last day of 2022, I’m doing reflecting like most of us. I have been a bit down this month, December tends to be […]
December 31, 2022

I attended an African Feminist Festival…

This is undoubtedly one the best things to happen to me this year.
December 31, 2022

Musings on Redirections…

Here is where I share
September 30, 2022

On the eve of another October 1st in Cameroon…

As an advocate and a writer, I am often asked for my opinions on the ongoing Anglophone Crisis. On the eve of another October 1st, I […]
August 21, 2022

Demystifying Mental Health- Episode 2

as I meditated it was clear that I couldn't share the story of my baptism- this renewal of vows and symbol of being 'reborn' - without speaking of how I have sought death.
July 31, 2022

Thriving as a Cameroonian Child almost always requires rebelling… Let’s talk about why & how

One would likely get dismissed for suggesting that African parents ‘spoil their kids’ as much if not more than their Western counterparts. I’ve said as much […]
June 29, 2022

Of Poems & My Writing Journey…

Today, I’m thinking of the fact that writing no longer comes easy to me. I no longer feel as excited about penning down my thoughts as […]
May 31, 2022

An Antithesis of Popular “Inspirational” adages

One of my vivid childhood memories is of the day I learned the importance of knowing and understanding what you’re saying/singing. I was roughly ten years […]
April 30, 2022

An Interview with Myself on Depression: Episode 1

Mental health is gaining traction, more people are speaking up which is great. Getting therapy is becoming normalized (at least via Western media)- also great. But […]
March 28, 2022

Five Things That as Feminist but are NOT!

These days feminism is a buzzword. On one hand, nearly everyone has some dastardly opinions on feminists even if they can’t clearly define what feminism is. […]
February 14, 2022

Was it even love?

You may be familiar with the philosophical riddle that goes “if a tree falls in the forest and there was no one to hear it, did […]