Under Ducor Skies
Under Ducor Skies is a reflective journey across lost childhood, war, arduous youth, and caged dreams, to a time of soaring peace, where bullets are finally silenced, with an even greater battle left to silence within. In a town that is a shadow of its previous self, and everything around you tells you that you’ll fail, how do you keep the shredded pieces of hope alive?
Under Ducor Skies mirrors life in its various forms—love, growth, adventure, everyday happenings and experiences of people, near and far – known and unknown. You’ll be entertained, inspired, provoked, and pushed to think beyond the layers of what seems ordinary. It is a voyage of dreamers and wanderers, who’ve held onto the tattered threads of their dreams; pushing beyond limitations and challenges, to make something of themselves.
Patrice D. Juah
A dynamic and multifaceted media and communications professional with proven consulting skills and expertise in strategic communications, public relations, conducting specialized trainings, public speaking and digital content development. As the founder and Managing Partner of Moie, a diversified media social enterprise, Juah remains committed to improving the communications sector and fostering entrepreneurial opportunities across Africa. She is an accomplished author and poet, with literary works covering a wide range of themes to include personal life experiences, women’s empowerment, and humor.
Juah is a Kistefos Scholar, 2019 Deutsche Welle Global Media Fellow, a 2014 Mandela Washington Fellow for President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), former Miss Liberia and Girls' Education Advocate, who has consistently striven to motivate and empower young Liberian women by supporting local non-profit organizations in their efforts to educate women on topics such as HIV/AIDs, teenage pregnancy, education, and workforce development. She’s also a girls' empowerment Columnist for Vital Woman Magazine UK and blogs for Tropics Magazine’s Tropics Voices platform. Her most notable articles have been featured on PBS NewsHour, African Feminist Forum, Liberian Observer, AllAfrica, Conversations on Liberia and the Sea Breeze Journal of Contemporary Liberian Writings.