Weird Ways Being the Oldest Girl in a Somali Household Effects You (331/365)

You might not have known but I'm the eldest daughter in my family and I'm also Somali and I've already written a lot about how this impacted my life. The oldest girl is somehow the second mother, the reliable one, the chef, the cleaner and basically everything in between. You don't really get the luxury … Continue reading Weird Ways Being the Oldest Girl in a Somali Household Effects You (331/365)

What I Wish I Was Told As a Teenager (307/365)

When you're a teenage girl you're sort of told loads of contradicting things and are somehow supposed to come out of it as a healthy functioning adult. At mosque I was told I need to get married and have children I had many arguments saying this notion wasn't very Islamic as women aren't seen as … Continue reading What I Wish I Was Told As a Teenager (307/365)

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)

Why I Wished I Had an Older Sister (144/365)

Growing up as the older sister does have its privileges, I get to tell my younger siblings off, be responsible and generally run the house (that might be Somali girl specific), but sometimes it's just tiring and draining. One thing I am very jealous of is, of anyone who has an older sister because having … Continue reading Why I Wished I Had an Older Sister (144/365)