Adrienne Tingba is a 22 yr old Liberian Blogger and Writer who is using her voice to retell the Liberian story with Liberian voices. As the Founder of The Colloqua Dialogues (thecolloquadialogues.com), Adrienne highlights Liberia‘s progression and its shortcomings in an effort to increase awareness, and promote the overall development of the nation.
Liberia…a story of Hope with Adrienne Tingba #isharehope Episode 94
Summary: Adrienne’s answer to the five questions! Listen to the full conversation on the player above; also available on iTunes, Stitcher and Soundcloud.
Question 1: How do you define hope or what is your favorite quote about hope?
Hope is more powerful than anything else because that gets people out of any situation. Just a little tinge can get people going and get people believing.
Question 2: Who has shared the most hope with you?
My mother definitely. I lived in Liberia during the civil war with my family and I’ve always felt like things are going to get better. I credit my mother to being the person that instilled that overall value that things will always get better.
Question 3: How have you used hope to make it through a difficult time in your life?
It would be post-war Liberia. I was very young. I was about nine years old at the time when there were talks about getting a new president and everything like that. I felt like at that moment along with a lot of Liberians, I just felt like that was the point of no return and that was going to be the moment that solidify our growth and outcry. That moment was when I really felt a lot of hope in the country. I think that many men put their lives on it to believe that people can make change and people can believe in change and when people believe in that, change can happen.
Question 4: How are you sharing hope today?
Mostly on my blog. With every story, I try to get people to see another side to it – yeah, these things are happening, but generally it’s nobody’s responsibility to fix it, it’s everyone’s responsibility. I try to keep that going in my life to just offer different advices – that people should understand that looking at it in one negative way is not really going to lead to a solution and the end goal is to always find a solution. Just my conversations with people, I try to keep that belief going.
Question 5: How should I (the listener) begin to grow in hope or share hope today?
(1) Have that passion or belief for what it is that you’re hoping for.