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)

Weird Racial Stereotypes We Have To Battle on a Day to Day Basis (326/365)

Stereotypes and race have been the theme of this week and I thought I'd expand on a few more of the things I've mentioned as like I've mentioned, I've been inspired by a drive to be as petty as possible. In case you didn't know a post I wrote about workplace racism circulated around the … Continue reading Weird Racial Stereotypes We Have To Battle on a Day to Day Basis (326/365)

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)

Being a Somali In Pro-Black Spaces (302/365)

I'm going to try to not offend anyone but honestly I can't make any promises because this is personal and based on my actual experiences. It's also something I don't feel the most comfortable writing about, but sometimes the truth needs to be spilled and this is something that everyone kind of forgets about. So … Continue reading Being a Somali In Pro-Black Spaces (302/365)

Weird Ways We White Ourselves Up In Order To Assimilate (299/365)

If you haven't heard the term 'white yourself up', or whiteness being used as a seperate behaviour for POC, then you're either white, or don't know enough POC (or live in a country where this isn't a thing). For the rest of us living in a white mans world we kind of have to 'white … Continue reading Weird Ways We White Ourselves Up In Order To Assimilate (299/365)

Why Dont People See Somalis As Black? (272/365)

"You're not black, you're Somali" - Raise your hands if you're Somali and you've heard this sentence before? Keep them raised if you still don't know how to react to this because it doesn't make sense to you. I wish this was a blog post with answers about this weird conundrum, but I'm 26 and … Continue reading Why Dont People See Somalis As Black? (272/365)

Black Will Crack If You Let It! (250/365)

This is just a short post and a friendly reminder to all of my black people that black can crack. I know, it's hard to believe since we're surrounded by elders who look 20 years younger than they actually are - plus the fact that everyone and their mothers will let you know we age … Continue reading Black Will Crack If You Let It! (250/365)