About Sahro

Assalamu alaikum!

I am a simple Somali woman. I consider myself a guardian and vehicle of Somali identity. I want to preserve everything Somali.

I believe that We Are The Generation Of Possibilities in #Somalia.

I am committed to not only the idea but the reality of a Somalia that is able to transcend famine, war, disease, dictators, incompetent and corrupt “leaders” and every other plague Somalia has been subjected to, to become what all those who fought for her independence dreamed she could be. I don’t expect it to happen in my lifetime but I hope to contribute to that process and lay a solid foundation which is strong enough to be enjoyed by generations to come.
 I enjoy campaigning for sustainable peace and development. Helping those in need in a personal way is something that is deeply-rooted in me, something that is part and parcel of my spirit and nature. I am a social entrepreneur and a fundraiser for women’s causes. I truly believe in the power and potential of investing in Somali women and youth and therefore completely devote myself to this cause. I have a passion for Justice & Truth and I have worked in the gender and governance issues the past 10 years. I was born in Mogadishu but I grew up in Zambia and have lived in Europe for many years. In all of that time that i have been abroad, i’d craved and yearned for Somalia.
I wanted to whisk the Somali flag and climb on a camel!
I have always secretly craved for Somalia, always wanted to go back but fear crippled me. I was afraid of what would happen to me. So 5 years ago I went back to Somalia and I have loved every minute of it ever since. It is my task to preserve everything Somali and to fight the very negative image media portrays of Somalia, Somali people and especially of Somali women. Somali women are powerful. In this blog I would like to show the strength and the beauty of the Somali woman.

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On writing:

Welcome to my blog. Writing Poetry has been my companion for a long time. There are many things it brings me such as joy. It has helped me through the years to stay focused bringing me ease for the day, it also helps me get a grip of my thoughts therefore creating a better vision for tomorrow. Poetry is a medium of expression for me. Through poetry i have learned a lot about myself and about the world in general. One of the most important things i have learned is self-portrayal and self-conduct in regard to friendship or family. As we all know no one is ever born into Life alone. Everyone has shared the bond of family, at least at birth, and for many people it is a bond that will follow them throughout life. For many people it is the most important bond of all. For others they create that bond for themselves.

Friendship, on the other hand, isn’t always easily described. The Eskimos, for example, have a hundred different words for snow. Unfortunately, the English language isn’t quite as innovative. Friends are special people. We can’t pick our family, we can pick our friends, and we’re sorely limited in the number of them at any rate. Our friends, in a very real sense, reflect the choices we make in life. They are special people that we meet in life who seem to make life’s journey a little easier. They are like a candle that shows the obstacles in your way so that Life is easier to deal with.

People’s lives are made up of many events that change and determine who a person will become. Everyone deserves to be noted for who they are and what they can do. This blog is a piece of me, of whom I am, where I am coming from and where I would love to be. The joy of this world, when you have summoned it all up is found in the making of friends. A few good friends make life complete. It is doing and giving for somebody else on which all of life’s splendor depends. As you will see my poetry, for a great part deal with this phenomenal. I hope that my poems and writings have the depth and insight i am looking for. Last but not least, i also hope you will have just as much pleasure reading them as i had writing.

Follow me on Facebook &Twitter https://twitter.com/sahro using the hashtags #‎WeAreTheGenerationOfPossibilities‬
My Passions:
Poetry, activism and writing, leadership
My Areas of Expertise:
Human rights, gender, education, complex emergencies
My Languages:
English, Somali, Dutch, Zambian

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