What It’s Like To Be Labelled As An Angry Black Girl (325/365)

Spoiler alert = it's not fun. So, let's talk about a tale, a tale of being labelled as an angry black girl, which is basically my whole life. I think it doesn't help that I'm a naturally confrontation person who is willing to stand their ground, alongside being blunt - but these personality traits were … Continue reading What It’s Like To Be Labelled As An Angry Black Girl (325/365)

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)

Why is Divorce so Common in Somali Culture? (192/365)

I'm going to write this one on the fly so it's purely opinion driven and honestly there's not a lot written online about this issue. So if you've read the title you know this is exploring divorce in the Somali community and how ridiculously common it is. When I was younger, I went to mosque … Continue reading Why is Divorce so Common in Somali Culture? (192/365)

So, When Are You Getting Married? (186/365)

"So, when are you getting married?" This question has quite possibly been the bane of my existence for most of my life, I'm speaking from purely a Somali perspective here but I know many women from other cultures will relate to this. As children we're essentially spoon fed the idea that we'll get married and … Continue reading So, When Are You Getting Married? (186/365)

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)

Why I Wished I Had an Older Sister (144/365)

Growing up as the older sister does have its privileges, I get to tell my younger siblings off, be responsible and generally run the house (that might be Somali girl specific), but sometimes it's just tiring and draining. One thing I am very jealous of is, of anyone who has an older sister because having … Continue reading Why I Wished I Had an Older Sister (144/365)

“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)