Casualties of the Truth

Not too long ago, I saw a post on Facebook which gave me a lot to ponder about.Someone shared a…

Thursday Thoughts

Sometimes when I write, I WRITE from the heart, and sometimes when I write, I just put words on paper,…

For the discarded girl/women #Isbadbaadi

Why are Somali girls not given grace or offered any redemption after youthful indiscretions? Why are they(we) considered worthless, tarnished, damaged goods?  I remember when I was pregnant with my…

Musings

Random thoughts floating about. I  absolutely respect other people’s intellect, so when people say I may “misguide” someone, I am offended for…

Assimilation

So I’m reading Frantz Fanon for my philosophy class, and one of his ways of resisting colonialism /colonization is/was resisting…

Decolonizing Our Minds

It’s really hard to exist in Somali community or any ultra conservative community as a woman with her own mind…

Call me Intrigued

” Nothing was too disgusting, even dead skin we peeled off our feet.” Abdi Iftin,”Call Me American.”   Earlier in…

For Your Sense of Self

You need to make peace with a couple of things. You need to first make peace with who you are…