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)

The Best Professional Passive Aggressive Phrases (191/365)

Working in professional environments leads to a lot of weird things happening, everyone has to pretend to be polite to one another whilst also gossiping away in corners or during after work drinks - it's a play that everyones playing, and newbies take a while to learn the script. One thing that tends to happen … Continue reading The Best Professional Passive Aggressive Phrases (191/365)

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)

Sometimes You Need To Break Up With Your Friends (165/365)

Friendships are one of those things that kind of take the sideline when it comes to the major relationships in your life. Maybe it's because of movies showing romantic love as the ultimate relationship to cherish, or just the fact that we don't really talk about it much as a society, but the friends you … Continue reading Sometimes You Need To Break Up With Your Friends (165/365)

It’s Not Our Job To Fix Broken Boys! (30/365)

"Women are not rehabilitation centres for badly raised men." We are not homes for them to go for fixing, it's not our job to undo their bad behaviours and take their emotional and physical beatings just because they weren't raised correctly. It's not our responsibility to take these broken boys and make them into better … Continue reading It’s Not Our Job To Fix Broken Boys! (30/365)

My Natural Hair is Not a Political Statement (17/365)

Back in my university days I attended Women's Society meetings and tried my best to engage in conversations with them, now I won't say I attended every meeting because that would be a flat out lie. I did try, but they were always at times I wasn't free, but in my second year, I decided … Continue reading My Natural Hair is Not a Political Statement (17/365)

Advice I’d Give To My Younger Self (16/365)

Growing up is great, its fun, you go through new challenges and honestly you have the freedom to do what you want. Now life can also get hard and everyone has their own personal struggles, but as you grow older you adapt to new environments and challenges. Through these experiences, you learn a lot of … Continue reading Advice I’d Give To My Younger Self (16/365)