Liberian Blogger Wins International Award For Promoting Positive Images Of Liberia
Most People would say “there’s nothing I can do,” but for one Liberian blogger, enough was enough!
Tired of seeing the gruesome images of her country display on the internet and across social media, Anna Yeanuea Bendu Sherman-Karto, a US-based Liberian decided to take the matter into her own hands and saw the need to rebrand the negative image of her country Liberia, across the globe.
In 2016, she started Liberia Positives or Libpositive as it is commonly known, as a pictorial blog but that has now grown to become one of Liberia’s biggest platforms, with extension to Facebook, Twitter, as well as its own website: http://www.LibPositives.com.
LibPositives now has over 40k followers on all mediums combine and that number is growing drastically.
The owner, Ms. Sherman-karto, a blogger by nature uses the LibPositives platform to showcase the beautiful images of Liberia that is overlooked by its disheartening past. Her intention is to attract tourists and investors for economic benefits by reflecting the positive images of Liberia including Landmark hotels, beautiful landscapes, beaches, cuisines and Liberia’s Unique African culture.
Ms. Sherman-Karto also uses the platform to share positives changes taken place in Liberia through daily positive news. Excellent Liberians around the world are spotlighted on LibPositives, stories of these amazing Liberians are used to motivate and inspire other Liberians to strive for the best; also to show the world that Liberians are doing incredible things globally.
LibPositives audiences are encouraged to use their voices in sharing their opinions and have civil conversations on controversial topics regarding Liberia. Audiences are also encouraged to give back and help with the rebuilding process of Liberia. Ms. Sherman-Karto plans to continue making positive impacts using the LibPositives platform to show the world that Liberia is more than what the media portrays it to be.
WWIL, Women Walking in Light is a non-governmental but Christian organization bent towards transmitting the unending love of Jesus Christ through sharing of the gospel, empowering women to discover their purpose, giving hope where it’s lost and, recognizing and appreciating women who are doing the same in their respective domains of service; in the case of Ms. Sherman-karto, through her platform, She was honored for her contribution to the Liberian community through her work at LibPositives and the positives impacts she has made using the LibPositives platform. The event took place on the 8th of December at the La Quinta Inn and Suites, in Arlington TX, USA.
Speaking with The Monrovia Times, Anna said: “I am delighted in these honors; I believe they motivate me to keep doing what I am doing and continue to make a positive impact on my society and the world at large.”
She thanked the WWIL, Women Walking in Light organization for the award and hope that other Liberian blogger can emulate her example by promoting the positive and bright side of Liberia.
Anna Yeanuea Bendu Sherman-Karto is the founder of Liberia Positives (LibPositives). She is Liberian born and American raised. Anna is an alumnus of Texas Woman’s University, where she studied Biology and Health Science.
She is very passionate about Liberia. Her love for her country and frustration with the lack of positive contents about Liberia inspired her to start the Liberia Positives (LibPositives) platform. Anna uses the Liberia Positives (LibPositives) platform to motivate and inspire others to make positives changes and give back to their communities. She showcases Excellent Liberians around the world and shows Beautiful Photos of Liberia. Ms. Sherman-Karto plans to continue making positive impacts using the LibPositives platform through her online page http://www.Libpositives.com.