I Will Make No Excuses

I will make no excuses for being a woman A woman, the woman, I am. I will make no excuses for being an opinionated female A female, the female, I am. I will make no excuses for being an emancipated lady A lady, the lady, I am. I will make no excuses for my curved…

I Am A Somali Woman

I am the sister of the martyr. I am the aunt of the potato seller at the local market. I am the daughter of the local sheikh. I am the injured of the revolution. The protester. The jailed. The detained. I am the tortured. The exiled. The kidnapped. The raped. I am the veiled. The…

Enlightened and Empowered, By Islam

Impeded. By the lengthy stretch of an arms reach. I regressed. To the abuse of a mind’s dominating preach. Hindered. By the limits of a watchful eye’s sight. I employed. The guidance of visionary’s perception and insight. Splintered. Free of the chain’s contrived by the influences of a culture’s con. I surrendered To the spiritual healing of…