About

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Medellin, Colombia

Hi! I’m Fadumo Adan and I run GabarIskuFilan. GabarIskuFilan translates into “a young woman who is enough for herself.” I am a feminist, community organizer, and solo female traveler. I’m the eldest immigrant daughter whose passions include Black liberation, activism, politics, and fashion.

GabarIskuFilan epitomizes a carefree and liberated woman in her element. I launched GabarIskuFilan to speak openly about issues millennial women face. I write about economic justice, womanhood and leaving Islam. 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. GabarIskuFilan is a blog that explores how feminism, liberation, and self-determination are embodied by the Black experience 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.”