Medellin, Colombia

Hi! I’m Fadumo Adan and I run GabarIskuFilan. GabarIskuFilan translates into “a young woman who is enough for herself.” I am an ex-Muslim feminist, community organizer and visionary. GabarIskuFilan is the first radical Somali feminist solo female travel blog. I’m the eldest immigrant daughter whose passions include Black liberation, activism, politics, and fashion.

GabarIskuFilan epitomizes a carefree and liberated Somali woman in her element. I launched GabarIskuFilan to speak openly about issues the millennial Somali girl faces. I write about money, travel advice, life lessons, and social issues. I also share my firsthand experiences of solo female travel as I reconnect with the African diaspora. I’ve gone bungee jumping, ziplining, paragliding and even climbed the world’s second-largest rock.

GabarIskuFilan documents how my lived experiences as a woman impact my ability to navigate borders, displacement, and anti-Blackness. My writing explores how feminism, liberation, and self-determination are embodied by my experiences abroad. GabarIskuFilan’s ultimate mission is to inspire every woman to pursue a life of her own choosing. 

As Toni Morrison once said, “The function of freedom is to free someone else.” Follow me on Twitter: @gabariskufilan