saidinprose is a space dedicated to learning how to embody a theme of life: self-betterment. With reflections in the form of poetry, prose and short stories, the aim is to open discussions about different aspects of life including hardship, mental wellbeing, spiritual understanding & refinement, culture, human relationships and ultimately—growth.

Hi, I’m Mona. I’m a Somali-American born and raised in the West Coast. I’m passionate about spirituality, culture + identity, mental health, family/relationships, community-building and storytelling.

I’ve always loved writing—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 entire universes, and then beckon others to experience the journey alongside them. How could I have turned 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.

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