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

Monique's Musings

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 […]
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. […]
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.
December 27, 2020

Christmas Reflections for Those Who are not Merry…

Season’s Greetings to you dear reader! I truly hope the holidays are a happy time for you. Yet, I am aware that this is not the […]
November 30, 2020

Unlearning Episode 1

I am jealous of the love black women, African women reserve for men. Their men, the men yet to be theirs, the men who we are […]
August 16, 2020

The Dilemma of Believing

  If you are a Christian who takes the faith journey seriously and one who uses their thinking faculties, then you may have come across the […]
May 31, 2020

A Mother’s Day For Each Mother

But behind all your stories is always your mother’s story, because hers is where yours begins.– Mitch Albom In Cameroon, it is taboo not to love […]
January 29, 2020

Being Intentional in the Journey

Happy New Year folks! Towards the end of the year, I attended a vision board workshop at church with a good friend and Christian sister called […]
October 21, 2019

Making a ‘To-Undo List’ for the #ThrivingThirties

 On the 11th of this month, I excitedly entered my third decade of life sharing loads of photos taken by a dear friend Melissa Lucas with […]