Mirabelle Morah has been considered for nomination for the Youth Influencer of the Year for 2018, Under the ROM Awards.
There, storytelling, email newsletter production, organizational communication and mobile video editing softwares were amongst the topics discussed. It is important that we equip ourselves with the right knowledge from the right people, in order to make the right decisions and impacts.
Do you know how many great innovations could be lost just because someone wasn’t supported to nurture their dreams to reality? Just as other people have guided me in my journey, I would like to do the same for others—writers and non-writers—and create support for them. We all need each other to grow and we have to help ourselves.
In Mirabelle Morah’s home country of Nigeria, 10.5 million children don’t attend school. Growing up in the University of Calabar, Mirabelle believed passionately that nobody should ever be kept from pursuing their dreams. Because to her, education was the key to empowerment of the mind, fueling dreams and ideas, and driving youth to change the world.
My heart beat is in arts and literature. Encouraging young, talented African writers to keep writing and to lend their voices to their communities is what I do. That’s why I created blankpaperz.com, a literary platform for writers to publish their amazing pieces and inspire people through them. I love teenagers, I feel they’re special and vulnerable so I always volunteer at youth events. I often enjoy the bliss that comes with solitude, especially when I’m in the midst of nature.
The current YouthX, Mirabelle Morah, is a 19-year old extraordinary Nigerian teen who studies at the University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Blankpaperz.com which is an online platform for young writers to share their voices and advocate for social change. Since its inception, more than 100 youths from more than a dozen countries have been published on her online platform. Through her platform, she has successfully organized a number of community-driven projects and has been the recipient of several reputable fellowships from world-class organizations based in the United States. At just 19, Mirabelle’s life reminds us of the age-long truth that age is nothing but a number. We really enjoyed her interview and we are certain you would to!
Promoting the stories of young African writers using literature to speak up about issues in their societies, and organizing book giveaways and internships/coaching/training sessions to youths on blogging, literature and using stories and the media as a tool for advocacy and raising awareness.
The exciting part about being the editor of BlankPaperz is that I get to meet a lot of amazing young people who are working on diverse social projects. But being the editor comes with its challenges. Assembly is a digital newsletter and publication from Malala Fund.
It’s time to amplify all voices! 19-year-old Mirabelle has built a strong community of young African writers and they are just getting started! Filmed at…
Many thanks to the James Ene Henshaw Foundation, Bramodigi, Simon Cohen and the amazing rockstars who volunteered to make the masterclass work! Uche Nelson with his photography, Jacob Happiness with his strong hands on the technical unit, Godwin Ovat and James Okina with their presence to make sure everything worked well, Bukola Edgar taking care of the registrations and participants, and Mary Benedicta for being a participant and a volunteer! Thank you all!
Mirabelle Morah, our Editor represents BlankPaperz in South Africa as an Ashoka Africa Youth Champion and talks about the youths and the educational system in Africa alongside Catherine Peter of One Young World Africa.
“The support and encouragement I felt during my SUSI program made me a bolder and more confident individual. Every day I try to live like…