ogaan

anonymous asked:

Where I can buy these dresses

Pernia’s Pop-Up Shop, Ogaan, Aza Fashions and Strand of Silk are some good multi designer e-stores. But it’s best to contact the respective designers through their official social media accounts.

“My late husband was a soldier, and we were on the move all the time, some of the perks of being a military wife.  We lived and visited many places across the Somali territories. I currently work as a traditional weaver and sell what I weave on the market. It’s a dying art nowadays.  I learned the art of weaving in the 1970s from my dear mother, and I would love to teach this skill to my precious daughters, but they don’t want anything to do with it. They think it’s something backwards. They are persuading me to stop doing it, arguing that it will make me blind considering the high level of skill and attention required. If they only knew that it is a Somali art that needs to be kept alive. If the coming Somali generations refuse to learn it, it will be a thing of the past.”

(Erigabo)

“Aniga askari baa i qabi jiray kaasoo hadba meel loo badalo, taasi waxay keentay inaan degno oo aan barto meelo badan oo ka mid ah gayiga Soomaaliyeed. Hadda waxaan ku shaqeystaa wax tolid taasoo aan  waxyaabo kala duwan tolo ka dibna aan suuqa ku iibiyo. Runtii wax tolida waa xirfad sii yaraaneysa. Waxaana ka bartay hooyaday macaan sanadihii 1970-yadii. Waxaan jeclaan lahaa inaan baro gabdhaha aan dhalay laakiinse ma rabaan. Waxay igu yiraahdaa maxaad  ku faleysaa waxaan Ilaahay baa wax ku siiyee waad ku indho-madoobaaneysaaye. Balse waxaa haboonaan lahayd inay ogaan lahaayeen in ay xirfadani ay tahay dhaqan sii dhumaya oo la rabo in la badbaadiyo.”

(Ceerigaabo)

“He left me for a younger woman. We have 5 children together and the time I needed him the most, he wasn’t there. Instead, he got tired of it and found himself a younger version of me. If he was going to treat me like this, why did he marry me in the first place? What did she have that I didn’t have? Let me tell you, if I knew this was going to happen, I would have stayed at my parents’ home, enjoying singlehood for the rest of my life. I don’t want to generalise but at this very moment, I truly believe that men are responsible for women’s misery.”

(IDP Camp)

“Wuu naga cararay oo gabar iga da’yar ayuu guursaday. Waxaan leenahay 5 caruuro. Markaan u dhalay, wakhtigii igu adkaa ee aan uu baahnaa in uu ii tageero ayuu naga cararay. wuu na dayacay, gabar kale oo da’yar buu guursaday. Ma garankaro sababtuu u guursaday ee caruurtisa u dayacay.  Hadii aan ogaan laha inuu sidaa ila dhaqmayo gurigii waalidkay kama imadeen waa iska joogi laha. Inkasto caruur Ilaahay isiiyey hadana marmar nolosha sidan oo kale ah waxaan is iraahda guur la’aanta dhaanta. Ma doonayo in dhibaatada dumarka dusha ugu saaro dhamaan ragga Soomaaliyeed laakin hadda, waxaan aaminsanahay in dhibta dumarka Soomaalida haysata  inteeda badan raggu inee masuul ka yihin.”

(Xerada Barakacaaysha Gudaha)