New Realities: Somali Women Tell Us About Working During A Global Pandemic

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. Samia*, a copywriter and business analyst living in Tanzania, considers this pandemic “both … Continue reading New Realities: Somali Women Tell Us About Working During A Global Pandemic

Abaayo, Take Care Of Yourself

Not everyone responds to stress and stressful situations the same way. Some have the ability to “power through” and not give much attention to their own personal thoughts and emotions, while others are unable to fully function under such circumstances. During these unprecedented times, social isolation is proving to be a big source of frustration and stress for many people around the world, especially for … Continue reading Abaayo, Take Care Of Yourself

Easy Suhoor Recipes To Keep You Going Throughout The Day

As tempting as it is to skip your Suhoor meal in order to have your sleep uninterrupted, we all need the energy and extra nutrition in order to continue fasting throughout the day. This is why its so important to actually have a healthy meal, instead of the previous night’s leftovers. All these recipes can be made in 10 minutes or less and are guaranteed … Continue reading Easy Suhoor Recipes To Keep You Going Throughout The Day

5 Easy Ways That You Can Take Care Of Yourself In Self-Isolation

If you are currently self-isolating and/or social-distancing, this is the list for you. Here are five easy things that you can do in order to make the most of your time at home. 1) Make a daily schedule for yourself It is incredibly easy to get distracted when working from home if you don’t have a proper schedule to follow. Identify your goals on a … Continue reading 5 Easy Ways That You Can Take Care Of Yourself In Self-Isolation

International Women’s Day 2020: The Fearless Basketball Players of Somalia

In present day Somalia, the notion of gender equality and the concept of equal opportunity are unfortunately still not widely accepted or understood. Decades of conflict and general instability have forced women into social isolation, making their public participation in sport settings almost unheard of. The Somali Women Foundation (SWF) is striving to change that. Its president and founder, Suad Galow, is a former co-captain … Continue reading International Women’s Day 2020: The Fearless Basketball Players of Somalia

Supermodel Iman’s Life Story Celebrated By People Magazine On Their #SeeHer Story Series

PEOPLE in collaboration with Katie Couric Media have highlighted Supermodel Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid’s life story through their #SeeHer Story series. The videos are meant to amplify the stories of remarkable women who have helped shape the world throughout the past century. Born in Mogadishu, Somalia in 1955, Iman began her career in 1975 and took the modelling world by storm. She became a muse for … Continue reading Supermodel Iman’s Life Story Celebrated By People Magazine On Their #SeeHer Story Series

Opinion: The Truth About FGM In Somalia

Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This day has been highlighted by the United Nations in order to bring awareness to the dangers of FGM and subsequently lead to its eradication. It is said that Somalia has the highest rate of prevalence of FGM in the world. This means that the majority of Somali women that you know … Continue reading Opinion: The Truth About FGM In Somalia