Mariska Taylor-Darko is a widow with two sons. She is a writer, poet and motivational speaker. She is one of the Directors of Ghana Organisation for Learning and Development, (GOLD) a registered Charity in the U.K. aiming to assist women and children in the rural areas of Ghana. She is the founder of Yes Group Ghana, a motivational group involved in empowering the youth.
Mariska’s poems have been featured on www.oneghanaonevoice.com, which is an online poetry site several times and she has also been published, in Jambo, an East African magazine. She has also been featured on radio chat shows on Yfm and Citi fm and on TV with Viasat 1 on the One Show and has read her poetry in London at the Find your Voice motivational event. She has published her first motivational book, The Secret to Detoxifying your life and love , a collection of poems in a book called Rhythms of Poetry in Motion and is in the process of writing one film script, one novel and a collection of children’s stories. Recently she gave a reading of her book which is soon to be published called A Widow must not Speak at the Goethe Institute organised by the Writers Project of Ghana.