What It Means To Be The Oldest Daughter in a Somali Household (292/365)

I've written about this before, but I feel like I need to expand on this topic because it's really personal and truly aggravates me to my inner core. It's also something I think about a lot especially as I watch my sisters receiving a similar amount of responsibilities that I had at their young ages … Continue reading What It Means To Be The Oldest Daughter in a Somali Household (292/365)

People Need To Stop Thinking Africa Is Just A Baron Wasteland (264/365)

I honestly forget that ignorance is a thing in this world and it surprises me when I'm confronted with it face to face. We've all had encounters with people who think Africa is a country, but some people genuinely think it's just a baron wasteland with no technology, cities or modern day inventions and that … Continue reading People Need To Stop Thinking Africa Is Just A Baron Wasteland (264/365)

Why People are Painting Social Media Blue for Sudan (164/365) #BlueforSudan

Yesterday (12th of June) many people on Instagram changed their profile picture to a specific shade of blue in support for Sudan, in an attempt to raise awareness and show support. If you're not sure what's going on in Sudan, I've written a blog post dedicated to it, but in all honesty things are happening … Continue reading Why People are Painting Social Media Blue for Sudan (164/365) #BlueforSudan

What is Happening in Sudan? (162/365)

I feel like whenever there's a conflict in the Eastern world a lot of the West just ignore it and pretend it's not happening - until one of their citizens is involved and honestly it's kind of scary. I will admit I'm fairly ignorant to what's happening in Sudan but even with my rushed knowledge … Continue reading What is Happening in Sudan? (162/365)

Learning My Own Countries History (156/365)

Growing up with first generation immigrants as parents who fled a war is an interesting experience, you're met with a lot changes to how you practice your culture and a lot of stories about when they were younger. My step dad has quite a lot of funny stories involving school and being a rebellious teen, … Continue reading Learning My Own Countries History (156/365)

“You’re Not Black, You’re Somali” (142/365)

I always love being told what my race is by other people who aren't of the same race (hint hint, this is sarcasm). I feel like this is an experience shared by every Somali diaspora across the globe, but I can only speak from the UK perspective - it's ridiculous and it happens a lot. … Continue reading “You’re Not Black, You’re Somali” (142/365)

Dear White people.. (87/365)

A post inspired by the film and TV series Dear White people. Dear White People, Stop trying to touch my hair, it make me feel like an exotic animal and honestly it comes from a place of fetishism. I never mind when people ask to touch it, but unsolicited touching is a no no. Dear … Continue reading Dear White people.. (87/365)

The Job of a Somali Older Sister (58/365)

When you're an older sister in any household it comes with a certain level of responsibility, you become a role model, a baby sitter and the tester child for your parents so they can learn how to raise a daughter. For the most part regardless of ethnicity, it's a wild ride, but there's a unique … Continue reading The Job of a Somali Older Sister (58/365)