The Habesha Diaspora

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

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.

My boyfriend and I are doing long distance for the next two years. It is the worst. It’s only been 5 days.

Listening to immortal technique loudly when I am angry always makes things better.

"So you’re fluent already?"
- says every person who never studied a language.

I think my life got a lot better when I learned how to properly wash my own hair.

Even though I give America a lot of guff I do enjoy a red (shoes), white and blue outfit. 

*boyfriend’s house has no full length mirror so acrobatics were in order.

Even though I give America a lot of guff I do enjoy a red (shoes), white and blue outfit.

*boyfriend’s house has no full length mirror so acrobatics were in order.

There have only been two times I have been under tornado alert. Freshman year of college and last night.
Freshman year - class was cancelled. I went back to my room. I realized I didn’t know what to do in a tornado. So I watched Netflix.
Last night - look up all possible information about tornados. Watch the pretty lightening while freaking out.

A college education right there. Informed, but panicky.

I leave Michigan in less than three weeks. I’ll miss my boyfriend and produce prices.
Only good things about the Midwest.

When I was in high school I watched this shitty USA drama called Covert Affairs. I looked passed all the cheesy bullshit. But then they had a whole storyline about how one of the characters a UN lady peace officer was moving to Eritrea and it was the end of the world. And she was going to die. And there was nothing they could do to stop her imminent death because Eritrea.
So, in short: fuck that show.