Beat The Stereotype!

HAPPY NEW MONTH!!! and fool no one!

Exactly one of the reasons why this blog was created was to beat the Calabar girl stereotype.

A Calabar girl is not promiscuous. This is like the major stereotype trailing Calabar people and not just females.

A Calabar girl is eme! (efik for a gem)

A Calabar girl is beautiful (duh! everyone knows that)

A Calabar girl is humble yet strong!

There are a lot of other stereotypes that label people based on their tribes, their families, their appearances etc, but the thing about stereotypes is that it assumes the “one size fits all” which is often always not true. we are all different in different ways and therefore we shouldn’t let wrong stereotypes influence us to act according to them.

This post should have come as a follow up of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) event of Friday but unfortunately I missed it (Unavoidable Family Function) and I promise to try my beat to never let this happen again! but one obvious theme from the event was about beating this negative Calabar girl stereotypeCALABR4HER

It is our responsibility as Calabar girls to beat negative stereotypes about us and create better ones and help others live up to them. we owe it to ourselves and to the generations yet to come.

No matter the type of stereotype labeling you, whether you are a Calabar girl or not…Beat The Stereotype!


A Calabar Girl!


Happy Mothers’ day or Mothering Sunday! well, which one should be it? Is there any difference between both?

That depends on who you ask.

You see in in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), today March 26th is Mothers’ day but in the US and much of Europe (France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands etc), it will be in the second Sunday in may which will be May 14th (also a Sunday)this year

Some say Mothering Sunday is an Americanization of Mothers’ day, which back in the ages was a day for those who worked for others like servants or apprentices were given leave to worship at their mother church (i.e. hometown church).

But in this parts I think we mark both dates to celebrate these wonderful women in our lives. Our mothers deserve double! they can make or break a person.

Hurray to mothers!

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May your days be long and filled with happiness.