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)

Apathy About Politics Is A Privilege Many Of Us Don’t Have (354/365)

So, this is the post about everyone who says they don't pay attention to politics because they can't be bothered, or that it doesn't effect them - not only are these statements seeping in pure privilege but they're also infuriating. To ignore politics because of these reasons means you honestly don't care about other people, … Continue reading Apathy About Politics Is A Privilege Many Of Us Don’t Have (354/365)

Reflecting On My Petty Week (328/365)

So this week I wrote a series of posts as a petty reaction to people's response to racism - yes the posts were a reaction to a reaction, it was like some bastardised version of inception but through sheer pettiness and honestly I'm not even mad about it. I should probably feel a little shame … Continue reading Reflecting On My Petty Week (328/365)

What It’s Like To Be Labelled As An Angry Black Girl (325/365)

Spoiler alert = it's not fun. So, let's talk about a tale, a tale of being labelled as an angry black girl, which is basically my whole life. I think it doesn't help that I'm a naturally confrontation person who is willing to stand their ground, alongside being blunt - but these personality traits were … Continue reading What It’s Like To Be Labelled As An Angry Black Girl (325/365)

To Everyone Who Defends Their Racist Friend (324/365)

I think it's safe to say the theme of this week is racism, and it's inspired by pure pettiness - I wish I was a better person, but I'm really not. Now we all have one friend who's about a decade or two behind with everything, the ones who complain about political correctness or are … Continue reading To Everyone Who Defends Their Racist Friend (324/365)

So, My Old Work Place Found My Blog Post About Their Racism.. (323/365)

Honestly, my inital response was laughter, not only because I can trace who spread it, but because their reaction was what I expected - they sympathised with the racist, because 'he can't help his personality', 'he's awkward', and 'he must have just rubbed her the wrong way'. They can't fathom that the post came from … Continue reading So, My Old Work Place Found My Blog Post About Their Racism.. (323/365)

My Experiences with Work Place Racism (305/365)

I don't actually know why I took so long to write this post, but in all honesty it refers a lot to my previous job (and the one before that) so maybe I was trying to be smart about it. As the title suggests this post will be about my personal experiences with work place … Continue reading My Experiences with Work Place Racism (305/365)

Being a Somali In Pro-Black Spaces (302/365)

I'm going to try to not offend anyone but honestly I can't make any promises because this is personal and based on my actual experiences. It's also something I don't feel the most comfortable writing about, but sometimes the truth needs to be spilled and this is something that everyone kind of forgets about. So … Continue reading Being a Somali In Pro-Black Spaces (302/365)

Weird Ways We White Ourselves Up In Order To Assimilate (299/365)

If you haven't heard the term 'white yourself up', or whiteness being used as a seperate behaviour for POC, then you're either white, or don't know enough POC (or live in a country where this isn't a thing). For the rest of us living in a white mans world we kind of have to 'white … Continue reading Weird Ways We White Ourselves Up In Order To Assimilate (299/365)

The Problem with White Liberals (294/365)

When you first initially hear about white liberals, the loud leftists and anyone who really identifies with this title you think it's a positive. They're claiming to want equality, free will and on the surface seem like they do care about a lot of important issues like racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia and islamophobia, but the … Continue reading The Problem with White Liberals (294/365)