My name is Affiong Edet, pronounced as Ah-fi-yong Eh-det. My story began in Nigeria, moving on to Kenya and finally the United States, which is where I learned to live between worlds – as an African, in a world that negatively depicts Africans. My coming of age was when I began looking at the world through a looking glass and this made me recognize certain truths as my mind evolved. My truth, I thought, as absolute, incited a compulsion to reveal those truths to others, which often led to thought-provoking discussions, and occasional arguments. Though I am not a writer, with this blog, I will share those truths as an African woman living in the United States, and the truths of the women who inspired me.