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)

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)

My Transition from being a Tomboy to the Woman I am Today (321/365)

Like many girls who grew up and experienced their teenage years in the naughties, I was a proud tomboy. Part of it was because I rejected anything feminine and looked down on 'girly girls' and another big part of it was because I crave comfort over anything else. So I looked down on dresses and … Continue reading My Transition from being a Tomboy to the Woman I am Today (321/365)