As the first born of seven, to Somali immigrant parents I knew the expectations were really high for me to succeed. The pressure of setting an example for my younger siblings and the fear of disappointing my parents weighed heavily on me. How was I supposed to tell my parents I did not want to … Continue reading 5 pieces of advice on how to create your own path.
When I decided to wear the hijab, my first concern was 'how will I be perceived?' I knew my choice to wear the hijab would be seen as backward or a hyper-charged symbol for radical Islam. I immediately began to question my decision to wear the hijab. While visiting my family in Doha, Qatar in … Continue reading Let’s talk about the hijab