It's April and I can't believe we've burned through 3 months of 2019. My February was pretty busy and I didn't expect my March to be (haha! Jokes on me). It started with the Indigo YA Spring Preview and I can't link to a Twitter thread because my phone was dying. What I will do… Continue reading Springing into April
So Room Magazine named me an emerging Black writer to look out for and other talented Black women are also featured on the list. Screenshot of Room Magazine's "We Got Next: Emerging Black Writers You Should Be Paying Attention To" list featuring me "We Got Next: Emerging Black Writers You Should Be Paying Attention To"… Continue reading Black Futures Month
Ardo is busy this February! She discusses the 2018 Cybils, The Storyteller Tour and how well she's doing on her 2019 resolutions.
It's a new year! My resolution is to keep this website updated and I'm starting with the Cybils finalists for graphic novels. I'm back as the graphic novels judge for the Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards aka the Cybils. It's my second time judging this particular category (and judging for the Cybils in… Continue reading New Year. Who dis?
Here's what I've been working on so far this year. I also want to spotlight the great books/comics I've read that were released in 2018 (and of course, those backlisted titles).
Some resolutions I've set for myself this year: Get a short story published Finish the first draft of a novel Pitch to publications I admire but intimidate me Read more (especially translated works) Travel even if it's within the country There you have it. I've set the goal. Time to accomplish it.
Thoughts on Ausma Zehanat Khan's The Unquiet Dead and Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning.
The semester comes to an end today. It's the halfway point. It's exciting, terrifying and also a weight off my back because we could all use a break. Breaks are great. It's what drove me to rewatch CBS' Elementary. It was a great distraction as I got through the last few writing assignments and I have… Continue reading Musings on Elementary
For a long time, I've been content with the level of engagement I had with my culture. I did Somali things like eat pasta with a side of banana and attended weddings that started late at night and ended in the early morning. But I still had a ton of knowledge gaps including the lack of… Continue reading I Somali all the time
In my last post, I promised to write something short every single day of Ramadan to help keep me focus and ride this zen state I found myself in BUT my body betrayed me and I got a sinus infection instead. I wasn't in the most contemplative state unfortunately and I still feel pretty gross.… Continue reading Promises Shromises