Tyler: Queer Kenyan-Somali  (Canada)

“My name is Tyler. I’m a Kenyan-Somali-Canadian. Pronouns, he and him. I identify as queer.”

- Tyler (Queer Kenyan-Somali, He/Him)

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There is no such thing as Somalian 😡

You gon learn today…
So some people like to call me Somalian, let me just break it down for ya real quick.

Country = Somalia
Ethnic group = Somali
Nationality = Somali
Language = Somali

Somalian = Some alien 
Somali = a member of a dope ass group of people inhabiting the Horn of Africa

There is no such thing as “Somalian”

And to all the people who give me side eye when I correct them like “it’s no big deal” Yes it is. This is part of my identity and I’ll be damn if you go around calling us something else because you do not want to take the time to learn what what we call ourselves.

Shit I dont go around calling German ppl Germanians or Germish.

You get the point right? Good.

Beace and bariis✌


20 page paper (trifling school behavior brings out my inner somali part 3) #SomaliVines #Therealsomalivines #funny #somali #school #finals

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Minnesota high school senior accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools

A Somali Minnesota high school student has achieved the rare honor of being accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools, plus more highly accredited colleges.

“I was very surprised,” Munira Khalif, senior at Mounds Park Academy, said. “The best part for me was being able to call family members on the phone and to hear their excitement. This was truly a blessing from God.”

The 8 Ivy League schools are Brown University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Yale University. In addition, Khalif was accepted to Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Minnesota.