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 Colourist Shit Somalis Hear Growing Up (181/365)

So my cousin brought this topic up and I got to thinking about the weird shit we hear growing up and it was like a light bulb was switched in my brain. This topic has been something I've spoken about in person and to my family, but not that much online - racism I'll speak … Continue reading Weird Colourist Shit Somalis Hear Growing Up (181/365)

“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)