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)

Merry Christmas Everyone! (359/365)

Hello friends, Merry Christmas, whether you celebrate it or not, it's a time to spend with your family as most of us have the day off. My family don't celebrate the day but we do spend a lot of time annoying one another, something came over me and I even decided to make them all … Continue reading Merry Christmas Everyone! (359/365)

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 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)

Should I Be Open About My Mental Health? (322/365)

I write a lot about mental health, self care and generally like to give advice and tips based on my own experience, but one thing I've never done is actually write about my own raw experiences. One of the reasons why is because I don't like to be open about my own personal pain online, … Continue reading Should I Be Open About My Mental Health? (322/365)

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)

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 Dont People See Somalis As Black? (272/365)

"You're not black, you're Somali" - Raise your hands if you're Somali and you've heard this sentence before? Keep them raised if you still don't know how to react to this because it doesn't make sense to you. I wish this was a blog post with answers about this weird conundrum, but I'm 26 and … Continue reading Why Dont People See Somalis As Black? (272/365)

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)