Posts Tagged ‘Somalia’

Amira Adawe

NPR: ‘You Have Dark Skin And You Are Beautiful’: The Long Fight Against Skin Bleaching

Amira Adawe has just arrived at a Somali-American community radio station in Minneapolis where she hosts a weekly call-in show called Beauty-Wellness Talk. After peeling off her winter jacket, Adawe slides a pair of headphones over her crown of dark, short curls. “Hello? As-Salaam-Alaikum,” she says into the foam mouth of her studio microphone. An anonymous stream of listeners starts calling in to confide about a subject that is deeply personal and also taboo — skin bleaching.

Read More...
Anab Isse and Deka Aden at Somali Independence Day Festival 2016

Somali Week: A Seven-Day Independence Day Celebration

Minnesota is home to the largest Somali community in North America. Each July, thousands of people from around the world come to the Twin Cities to celebrate Somali Independence Day. In 2016, that event got a whole lot bigger.

Read More...