Reading Time: 5 mins Ramata: I can't believe this. That &%#@? played me! Binette: Are you surprised though, sis? You saw all the signs coming... Ramata: You're right, I can't even lie. But still! I had it under control. Binette: There's no such thing, girl. You try to control too much. Ramata: Damn, when do … Continue reading “You will get played, sis!”
Reading Time: 7 mins Preface: this will be clunky. There's just so much to be said! Ladies, I'm going to start this post off with a question: have you ever talked to your parents about dating? Like at what age would you be allowed to have a boyfriend? What were the boundaries once you did … Continue reading Dating as a Senegalese-American Woman
3 minutes to read The last year and a half have been intense to say the least. I always aspired to have a greater work-life balance and I thought working from home would enable that. I was wrong, point blank. My personal and professional lives have merged into one: in the boundaries of my room … Continue reading Work-Life Balance during a pandemic
Whenever I tell people I host a blog about Senegalese women empowerment, or that I call myself a feminist, one of the first follow-up questions I get is "So what's your take on polygamy?" I always smirk and give a quick answer about how "It's a choice." I don't always delve deep into the topic … Continue reading My one-time rant on polygyny
My take on the recent events in Senegal.
Since I started this blog a little over a year and a half ago, the Fatou story is by far the most popular story. This story garnered the most feedback, the most commentary, the most views, and the most controversy ! Without further ado, let's get into the sequel and find out what happened after … Continue reading The Sequel Series: Fatou
Feminism has such a negative connotation in Senegalese society and in this post, I give my two cents on the matter.
Note: This is part 3 of the Adama & Balla story. The prequels can be found under the "Inspired Stories" tab. The first part is called "Adama" and the second part is called "Balla." Happy reading! **At the Ndiaye residence** Adama: I said, who the hell is this, Balla? Balla stuttered while attempting to come … Continue reading The Sequel Series: Adama (and Balla)
Early December 2020, I went to Sénégal with the intention of working remotely for part of my one month trip. I had my laptop, chargers, portable wifi modem, and workspace carved out. I was ready. Then I got in the country and automatically lost all motivation and drive to work. This blog post will be … Continue reading Top 5 Things I Learned About Working Remotely in Sénégal
I watched the movie Cuties this past week and I have a couple of thoughts on it, just like the rest of the world it seems like. I'll start with a brief background on the movie and Director and then get into what I thought of the movie. Cuties was released in France in August … Continue reading Cuties: Why this Movie Succeeded at Failing