I AM SICK OF DEBATING MY EXISTENCE

Times like this I'm truly happy to have friends who understand the impact of racism and are able to grasp that different intersections have different experience. My heart is warm seeing my South Asian friends promote Black Lives Matter and beging dialogue within their communitiies about why it is so important, however there is a … Continue reading I AM SICK OF DEBATING MY EXISTENCE

Why Do We Joke About The Office Creep? (364/365)

This is actually a question as I don't have an answer for this topic as it grosses me out to my inner core and I hate that I've witnessed how work culture allows pervesion and sexual harassment to become normalised and even joked about. If you're not aware of what I'm talking about, let me … Continue reading Why Do We Joke About The Office Creep? (364/365)

How We Police Our Culture And We Need To Stop This Shit (361/365)

If I had a pound for every time my Black or Somali card got revoked I would be a multi-millionnaire.. ok maybe that's an overreaction but it gets revoked on the daily. I gave up trying to practice my personality in a way that was complicit with the Black and Somali people around me years … Continue reading How We Police Our Culture And We Need To Stop This Shit (361/365)

Bandwagon Diversity Isn’t Real Diversity (360/365)

If a brand or a celebrity has suddenly decided to give a shit about minority rights in a way that is unnatural, then unfortunately they're jumping on acceptance of everyone as if it's a fad. For the past few years issues like racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia have been called out openly by enough people … Continue reading Bandwagon Diversity Isn’t Real Diversity (360/365)

20 Things We’re Not Bringing Into 2020 (356/365)

We're keeping up the generic new years resolution theme to end this year of daily blogging because honestly I want to write about it, and it's a lot easier than accessing my brain and trying to bring out the smarter side of it. It has switched off for the year and I'm not sure how … Continue reading 20 Things We’re Not Bringing Into 2020 (356/365)

Apathy About Politics Is A Privilege Many Of Us Don’t Have (354/365)

So, this is the post about everyone who says they don't pay attention to politics because they can't be bothered, or that it doesn't effect them - not only are these statements seeping in pure privilege but they're also infuriating. To ignore politics because of these reasons means you honestly don't care about other people, … Continue reading Apathy About Politics Is A Privilege Many Of Us Don’t Have (354/365)

Female Friendships Are So Important (346/365)

Sorry boys this post isn't for you, so try not to feel too left out. Female friendships are so bloody important in our day to day lives, both the media and many women out there really underestimate the importance of having other women in your life. It's not even about empowerment, but about the special … Continue reading Female Friendships Are So Important (346/365)

Weird Ways Being the Oldest Girl in a Somali Household Effects You (331/365)

You might not have known but I'm the eldest daughter in my family and I'm also Somali and I've already written a lot about how this impacted my life. The oldest girl is somehow the second mother, the reliable one, the chef, the cleaner and basically everything in between. You don't really get the luxury … Continue reading Weird Ways Being the Oldest Girl in a Somali Household Effects You (331/365)

Dear White People, We Don’t Just Call Anyone A Racist (329/365)

Dear white people, Here we go again, I'm jumping on this letter format yet again because the 'race' series I started will never truly end, not until racism stops being a thing and that isn't happening in this century. Today we're going to unpack something.... something that sadly many white people believe and a lot … Continue reading Dear White People, We Don’t Just Call Anyone A Racist (329/365)

Reflecting On My Petty Week (328/365)

So this week I wrote a series of posts as a petty reaction to people's response to racism - yes the posts were a reaction to a reaction, it was like some bastardised version of inception but through sheer pettiness and honestly I'm not even mad about it. I should probably feel a little shame … Continue reading Reflecting On My Petty Week (328/365)