Growing up in a typical, traditional African community, I witnessed a lot of human rights violations: harmful, traditional practices against humanity and against women, in particular. Patriarchy and male chauvinism continuously pushed women to society’s margins. All such negative actions against women inspired me to advocate for them to move from the margins to the center. To pursue my dreams, journalism was the best tool and GPI was the perfect media organization.
I am a holder of a double degree, Bachelor of Science in women’s studies with sociology and anthropology from the University of Buea, Cameroon. Upon graduation in 2005 with a GPA of 3.26 on a scale of 4, I was awarded the “Jeremiah Chi Kangsen Prize” for being the Best Graduating Female Student in the department of women and gender studies.
Because of my passion for advocating women's rights, I decided to further my studies, and I am presently a second year master's student of women and gender studies at the University of Buea, Cameroon. I am a feminist, one who is always putting on gender lenses when viewing her community.
I joined GPI in 2011, and when my first story was published in December of that same year, it was one of the most exciting moments in my whole life. In June 2012, I was appointed to the position of GPI senior journalist. Because journalism is an inborn passion, I will use it to become and to remain an agent of change in my community.