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

Monique's Musings

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 […]
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.
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 […]
February 23, 2020

Vlog: What I Would Like to Share from My Fitness Journey

Hello there!I hope the year is going good so far. This month I haven’t been musing about much other than the deadlines I need to meet! […]
December 30, 2019

What Would you tell Your Younger Self?

We’re at the end of 2019 and I, like many others, will be doing the typical end of the year (or in this case, end of […]
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 […]
May 29, 2019

Look Back A Little More

Motivational messages often say we shouldn’t look back on the journey. That we should forget the past and look forward in hope.  They generally assume that […]
April 26, 2019

What Lesson Are You Learning Now?

Dear Christian Bro/Sis, Consider this: the Christian’s life is part prep school, part boot camp. We’re being groomed, pruned, molded and made ready for life in God’s […]
October 28, 2018

29 Lessons I’ve Learned at 29: A Collection of Personal Epigrams Thus Far…

Earlier this month, I celebrated my 29th birthday. I have dubbed this year: My year of testimonies signifying my commitment to share more (particularly of lessons […]
September 8, 2018

Checkpoints on the Christian Journey

Recently I decided to re-read Rick Warren’s A Purpose Driven Life. This book had a great impact on my discovering my purpose for life, developing a willingness […]