The Best “My Face, The Flag” Posts: Somaliland Edition

Somaliland is celebrating its 30th birthday today, and people are showing up on social media! The “the flag, the face” trend is used to highlight the flag of a county or nation, accompanied with a selfie in a Twitter post. Here are some of the most original, funniest and beautiful takes on this trend commemorating this special day. Continue reading The Best “My Face, The Flag” Posts: Somaliland Edition

Easy Suhoor Recipes To Help Get You Through Another Ramadan In Lockdown

Who would have thought that we would be seeing another Ramadan in lockdown? We certainly didn’t! For those in need of quick and filling recipes that don’t take a lot of effort to put together, you’ve come to the right place. If you’ve missed our Spotlight interview with content creator Filsun, please do also check it out to discover Filsun’s delicious, healthy and low-effort recipes that … Continue reading Easy Suhoor Recipes To Help Get You Through Another Ramadan In Lockdown

#IWD2021 The Trailblazing Somali Women That We Are Celebrating Today

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Choose To Challenge”. Below is a list of Somali women who overcame the challenges in their lives and respective fields in order to make our world a better place for future generations of Somali women. Poly Styrene Marianne Joan Elliott-Said (3 July 1957 – 25 April 2011), also known as Poly Styrene, was a Somali-British artist … Continue reading #IWD2021 The Trailblazing Somali Women That We Are Celebrating Today

04-01-2021

As a Somali man, I used to think that it was impossible to love someone, truly love someone without any limitations. Terms like “in love” and “blinded by love” were just words whose usages were dominant in western society, they were terms that I could never really relate to. Our parents used to teach us that love usually comes after marriage and that it would be … Continue reading 04-01-2021

New Realities: A Somali-British Doctor’s Experiences On The Frontline In The UK

For millions of people across the world, the global pandemic has changed people’s normal daily structures. From working to travelling to socializing, the spread of the COVID-19 virus has drastically altered how we all live. We at The Haybad wanted to find out how Somali women have been coping with these changes. The current global pandemic has had an immense effect on everyone, especially on … Continue reading New Realities: A Somali-British Doctor’s Experiences On The Frontline In The UK

What Do You Do When Your Mother Betrays You?

The following post is meant to highlight the prevalence of sexual and emotional abuse in Somali households, and how survivors are not believed even when there is evidence that backs their claims. It has been written by a survivor of sexual abuse. The original piece was posted on Medium. Betrayal from your mother is a kind of hurt that no one and nothing can prepare … Continue reading What Do You Do When Your Mother Betrays You?

Twitter Discovered Buraanbur And The Comments Are Wild

Twitter user @driya__ recently posted a video showcasing a celebration where the Somali traditional poetic performance called buraanbur was being performed. The 0:43 second TikTok video went viral with both Somalis and non-Somalis across the world praising the performance of the woman in the clip. Here are some of our favourite comments: [Photo credit: unknown] Continue reading Twitter Discovered Buraanbur And The Comments Are Wild

We Are Obsessed With This Trend On Twitter, And You Should Be Too

In light of Somalia’s 60th Independence Day, Somalis have taken to Twitter to celebrate the occasion in a unique way. The “the flag, the face” trend has been around for some time now and has been used by people from across the world to highlight the flags of their respective countries together with a selfie. Somalis have started to use the trend as a way to … Continue reading We Are Obsessed With This Trend On Twitter, And You Should Be Too