The Habesha Diaspora

Eritrean American.
College Graduate.
Languages Languages.
Hashtag Hashtag.
Selfie Selfie.

When you find out your boyfriend doesn’t know Khartoum is the capital of Sudan…

My entire day was digging up the old and putting in the new.

My entire day was digging up the old and putting in the new.

Sara’s first plants. 
So many salads.
So little time.

Sara’s first plants.
So many salads.
So little time.

ام كلثوم  - دارت الايام

And before anyone asks, I sure did make that shiro.

Shiro, strawberries and cantaloupe. 
So much happiness in a meal.

Shiro, strawberries and cantaloupe.
So much happiness in a meal.

"Why do men feel threatened by women?" I asked a male friend of mine. […] "I mean," I said, "men are bigger, most of the time, they can run faster, strangle better, and they have on the average a lot more money and power."

"They’re afraid women will laugh at them," he said. "Undercut their world view."

Then I asked some women students in a quickie poetry seminar I was giving, “Why do women feel threatened by men?”

"They’re afraid of being killed," they said.

—Margaret Atwood, Writing the Male Character (1982)

(Source: sprightlymind, via ethiopienne)

Anonymous asked: word. thanks for your honest responses sis

Always!

Anonymous asked: Are you Muslim?

No. 

I was raised in a Greek Orthodox Church. Based on my experience in the church, Christianity didn’t vibe with me. But I respect that the religion allows people a values system and a moral code to guide their lives. 

I pretty undecided on religion currently. Maybe someday I’ll have a clue. For me, the three Abrahamic religions share a lot of similarities in their values. It is about finding a community to express those values in. I have yet to find that community.