Why Do We Joke About The Office Creep? (364/365)

This is actually a question as I don't have an answer for this topic as it grosses me out to my inner core and I hate that I've witnessed how work culture allows pervesion and sexual harassment to become normalised and even joked about. If you're not aware of what I'm talking about, let me … Continue reading Why Do We Joke About The Office Creep? (364/365)

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)

Try Not To Get Too Caught Up In Gossip Culture (314/365)

We all love a good gossiping session, not only does it bring people together but it's a great way of collecting information (whatever age you are, information is power. However, gossiping a lot isn't healthy for your mind at all, sometimes it can be a relief, to get a good rant out, but if you … Continue reading Try Not To Get Too Caught Up In Gossip Culture (314/365)

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)

Politically Correct Culture Isn’t Hurting Anyone (275/365)

Honestly I hear this a lot and just leave it be for the most part because people who see our culture of being more politically correct as a threat tend to be the same people who want to say their discriminatory phrases without any backlash. They'll talk about how 'back in the day' people were … Continue reading Politically Correct Culture Isn’t Hurting Anyone (275/365)

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)

Britains Polite Racism Problem (157/365)

I feel like the more generalised term for polite racism are micro aggressions, but honestly British culture takes it to a whole new level. The idea of being polite with your prejudice and tricking yourself into believing that you're not racist is both funny and scary. Funny in the sense of it being ridiculous, and … Continue reading Britains Polite Racism Problem (157/365)

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)

Honour Killings are Scarily More Common Than You’d Think (149/365)

We hear the term a lot in the media - 'Honour Killing' - but with every mention is the implication that it's a far away issue. The idea that only people in the East do it, and that's just not true. It happens everywhere, and honestly it's scary as hell. Honour Killing tend to be … Continue reading Honour Killings are Scarily More Common Than You’d Think (149/365)