Dhiin’s Palace

Dhiin’s Palace is a story about a unique Somali diaspora experience in the homeland. Dhiin, a Somali woman from the United States, decided to move back to her homeland in order to open up a restaurant called “Palace”. Her journey embracing the local cuisine and the art of Somali storytelling makes her restaurant a local favourite. Dhiin was born in Somalia but raised in the United States of … Continue reading Dhiin’s Palace

Breaking Barriers: Somali Girls On YouTube

If you are a Somali girl, you know that our people are obsessed with the concept of “ceeb” (shame) and “xishood” (bashfulness). These are two characteristics that many Somalis think makes a good Somali girl. As outdated as this notion might be, these two concepts still inhibit girls and women from speaking out about issues considered taboo (but of relevance to women) in Somali societies. Through … Continue reading Breaking Barriers: Somali Girls On YouTube

Amaal Nuux Exudes Care-Free Xalimo Vibes in New EP “Black Dove”

Amaal Nuux, now known simply as “Amaal”, recently debuted her first EP titled “Black Dove” which was released under Public Records/Universal Music Canada. The ambient six-track EP is centred around love and the exploration of self and relationships in the context of cultural expectations. Amaal explained this in an interview with VICE, stating: “Black Dove, to me, represents letting go of the cultural binds and … Continue reading Amaal Nuux Exudes Care-Free Xalimo Vibes in New EP “Black Dove”

I Tried Magnesium For My Migraine Headaches And This Is What Happened

I came across the benefits of magnesium supplements sometime in 2017 during a particularly bad migraine attack. I was tired of what painkillers were doing to my body and was in desperate need for an alternative to help me cope with my pain and maybe even alleviate some it. What I discovered was truly surprising. According to the American Migraine Foundation: “In 2012, the American … Continue reading I Tried Magnesium For My Migraine Headaches And This Is What Happened

The best home-made face masks for your skin type

Who doesn’t love a good pampering face mask? I often experiment with different types of ingredients, according to their benefits to give my skin what it needs that day. I have combination skin, meaning that my face is oily in some parts and dry in other parts. Over the years, I discovered that these three recipes work best for me and those around me (I … Continue reading The best home-made face masks for your skin type