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)