GabarIskuFilan translates into “a young woman who is enough for herself.” GabarIskuFilan is an unapologetically feminist blog that documents my experiences with immigration, womanhood, and race. 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.

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