I am so excited to share my review! As ya’ll know, about two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a pre-screening of Sony Pictures’ new film Devotion! The movie is about the incredible legacy of Jesse Brown, the first African American Naval Aviator. The movie was incredible, and I loved that the film … More Movie Review: Devotion
Hey, y’all! I am so excited to announce that my opinions are no longer unsolicited. In September, I accepted a fantastic opportunity to work with Sony Pictures to attend movie pre-screenings and write reviews. Last week I had the pleasure of attending the prescreening of Devotion. A movie highlighting the incredible life of Jesse Brown, … More The Misunderstood Afro Muslimah: The Movie Critic
I have barely been blogging, but back with many more adventures. I declared this year was for me, and I have been sticking to it. Just overall prioritizing myself and tuning out all the background noise. I made a list of goals, and one was to improve all relationships across the board. I took the … More Purifying My Air
Everyone knows about the middle child syndrome, and I can honestly say it is true. I have a unique case because I wasn’t always the middle child. I was the youngest for the first ten years of my life, stuck in my older brother’s shadow. He was the perfect little Muslim and scholar, and he … More A Heavy Shadow
I have never shared the story of my first heartbreak, who I refer to as Fly Boy. I have started and always end up deleting the post. In hindsight and through a wider lens, I realized he never deserved my love. It was a classic story of him being just not that into me. He … More The Tale of Fly Boy.
Why does it matter? A question that constantly runs through my brain! I feel like I was groomed to be the perfect wife to some man. My beauty, intellect, and personality were perfectly sculpted to fit into some box and wrapped in a bow to be handed over to the highest bidder. As a child, … More Enough with the Bull$#!%
I am a firm believer in dating outside of your type; I decided to give the swirl a chance. A sweet white guy who converted to Islam but was raised Jewish asked me on a date. Honestly, my first instinct was to politely decline, but instead, I said yes. We went out to dinner, and … More I Tried the Swirl
I am never excited for the new year, but this year felt different. I set and wrote out all of my goals in places where they’re constant reminders. This year is for me to blossom healthier in every aspect of my life. I wanted to start the year off on a fresh note and do … More New Year, Better Me.
Life has a crazy way of making full-circle moments. I have spent so many years resenting a group of people based on being bullied as a child. During my years in Quranic school, I was ridiculed and belittled by my Somalian classmates for being black American. As an adult, I stay clear of anything that … More I Made A New Friend
After a long hiatus, I’m finally back and feeling great! Before my break, I attempted to write a blog post about dealing with anxiety. Unfortunately, at that point, my anxiety and depression started to rise. I could not complete a task, my insomnia/nightmares were insane, and I had to take a step back. I had … More Inhale Anxiety, Exhale Relief