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

Monique's Musings

September 30, 2022

Musings

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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 […]
January 10, 2022
Want to have a successful year? How are you defining success?
What if I told you, there's a way to guarantee you have a successful 2022? Well, I can; because a successful year all depends on how you define success. Here's a definition I recommend.
August 4, 2021

On Unlearning: A lesson from A Child

Two weeks ago I came across this short video of @BeleafinFatherhood’s daughter Anaya asking for love. In it you see a little black girl, with a […]
March 31, 2021

In Which I Argue that the Cameroonian Government is the Greatest Missionary of All Time…

If you were asked who the greatest missionary in all of history is, who would you name? Who would you say has called most people to […]
February 22, 2021

Unlearning Episode 2: Unlearning Superwoman ideals, Suffering mentality and Normalizing luxury

This past Friday, my Ph.D. was officially conferred. I am officially Dr. Monique Kwachou. A holder of a doctor of philosophy in development studies with a […]