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سلام‎ and Hello,

My name is Mona, and it’s nice to meet you.

I’m a Somali-American Muslim born and raised on the West Coast. I love delving into topics that include understanding human experiences, connection, spiritual refinement, growth and storytelling.

I’ve always loved writing—the magic of stringing words seamlessly together to create a visual image in a person’s mind. As a child, I believed that 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. My dream is to (hopefully) be able to write stories that inspire others.