My name is Joan Akob and I’m a Cameroonian currently living in South Africa, pursuing a Masters Degree in Dietetics. Crowned Miss Cameroon South Africa 2016, Advocate for Social Justice, TEDx Speaker for the first TEDx event at the University of KwaZulu Natal. Child of God, saved, washed in his blood and living for Jesus! Welcome to The Curly Christian Girl!

As a child, I often battled to express myself in speech, hence I spent alot of time writing notes, dairy entries and letters to myself. Writing became such a deep passion and kind of an escape when ever I needed to bring out what was within me to the understanding of people. After experiencing certain battles in my youth, I’ve come to realize that a good spoken word can bring healing, encouragement and hope in the midst of life’s struggles. Hence I decided to spread positivity through my words both online and offline.

I’ve also realized that there is a lot of negativity & comparison on social media. Alot of distractions which make it difficult to live a Godly life in our time.  I see alot of people burdened with challenges and strive and alot more searching for a real “Life”, not just going through the motions. I myself find life to be just difficult at times. And as a young woman seeking to grow in all dimensions, I decided to create a platform where I can encourage others as I encourage myself and enable growth for not just others, but for myself too. I want to start a movement where we inspire each other in love. The Curly Christian Girl is a movement .