GabarIskuFilan translates into “a young woman who is enough for herself.” GabarIskuFilan is the first unapologetically Somali feminist solo female travel blog. I document my experiences with immigration, womanhood, and race from an intersectional approach. I’m the eldest daughter of Somali refugees whose passions include Black liberation, activism, politics, and fashion.

I launched GabarIskuFilan to speak openly about issues the millennial Somali girl faces. I also share my firsthand experiences of solo female travel as I reconnect with the African diaspora. GabarIskuFilan explores how my lived experiences as a woman impact how I navigate borders, displacement, and anti-Blackness. GabarIskuFilan also explores how identity, feminism, and liberation are embodied by the Black experience abroad. I am driven by adventure, exploration, and self-determination.

GabarIskuFilan’s ultimate mission is to inspire every woman to pursue a life of her own choosing. Follow me on Twitter: @gabariskufilan