about

Hello and welcome to this small space I’ve created.

I’m a Somali-American college student studying Family and Human Development. To put it simply, I love learning about the family and individuals in the context of their environment. I believe that in order for us to truly understand human beings, we must look at a person holistically: their life experiences, circumstances and attachments.

My other interests include spiritual understanding and refinement, mental health awareness, culture and identity, and the importance of community and family.

I’ve always loved storytelling—the magic of stringing words seamlessly together to create a clear visual image in one’s mind. As a child, I thought the gift of being able to write so carefully and beautifully was unparalleled. Writers create worlds and whole universes, and then beckon others to take the journey alongside them. Who could turn away from that?

I write because there are so many things I don’t say out loud. With my endless stuttering of um’s and I don’t knows, and the gnawing hesitance I feel at times when it comes to speech—I somehow seem to find a way to put my thoughts into words instead.

Mona