The 5 Types of Somali Pick Me’s

Let me preface this post with compassion and empathy because I know that, as Black women, we are not afforded any. I am a recovering Pick Me. All of us experience coming of age in this violent, abusive, sexist and oppressive system called patriarchy. Advertisements

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To Be a Somali Woman is to Suffer

I broke down after watching Jamal Osman’s documentary about sex tourism in Nairobi, Kenya. It hit too close to home. We’ve always known. Watching the documentary triggered my deeply embedded trauma.

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