You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only option you are left with. To rise as a woman in this part of the world has been a taboo. Helene Cooper splendid compilation of this real life event does not only portray how EJS or Ma Ellen (as we call her) broke the taboo of a woman becoming president for an African country, neither did it only offset the notion held by men in Africa for ages that “a woman’s place is in the kitchen”, but it also displayed how any woman, no matter your color or race, no matter your geographical location or ethnicity, no matter your financial status or your family name, you can achieve your dreams once you are determine and hardworking. Her rise to the presidency have serve as a stepping stone on which we Liberian women and other women around the world have built the courage to pursued for more. THIS IS A REAL PIECE!!