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What has this epidemic taught you?

Male, 30, London - 22 hours ago

For me, it's that nothing and I mean nothing is based on solid grounds. Societies and financial systems are on their last legs be… (see more)

I am really starting to feel like I have lost my chance at getting a good career-focussed job. I graduated last year and ended up… (see more)

Mahad Al-Qumeri Firstly don't worry too much about it, you'll be fine long term. What you need to do is continue working at retail but instead of applying… (see more)

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Hawa Mire Networks + work experience matter more in social services versus your degree. Can you volunteer? Can you work as a seasonal/relief staff so… (see more)

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Advice on Developing an MVP

Anonymous, London - 1 month ago

I have an idea for an online fitness coaching website specifically for the Muslim community. The objective is for it to: 1. P… (see more)

Mahad Al-Qumeri I think this would be a great idea particularly for sisters. My sisters struggle to go to mainstream gyms & they struggle with understa… (see more)

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Shifa Abdi Salaam, I'm actually working on something similar. Please contact if you want to talk about our ideas!

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How should I go about looking for co founders?

Shifa Abdi, Helsinki - 6 days ago

Hi, So I have a business idea that I’m committed to but can’t really do it all by myself how should I go about finding co founde… (see more)

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How would I go about making this site?

Male, 25, Boston - 1 week ago

Looking to maybe make a digital catalog of resources for the Somali diaspora. A list of blogs, businesses, organizations, etc.

Faheem Patel I don't know if you know how to code but even if you do the answer to your question will still vary depending on things like your goals, co… (see more)

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If you could do it all again career-wise, what would you do differently?

Anonymous, London - 1 week ago

Hawa Mire I would forever be an artist - a writer, playwright and storyteller following in the footsteps of my beloved ayeeyos.

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Salaam! I am interested in further study in conflict studies/gender and I'm increasingly hesitant especially given the precarity … (see more)

Hawa Mire Any opporutnity to learn and grow is a bonus in my books. The university with its online learning isn't going to go away - its an entrenche… (see more)

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Are there any professional organisations in Canada for somali women?

Anonymous - 1 week ago

I want to meet other somali professional women and exchange war stories, share experiences yadayada

Hawa Mire I don't know of any - but there's interest! Somali women are the backbone and the fire of the Somali diaspora in Canada and globally. And w…

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Hawa Mire 1. I never finished my Bachelors. 2. But I completed a Masters 3. I've been on a hiatus from the PhD. You have to really love what you are … (see more)

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I have this thing where if I'm taking a break from work whether it's in the evening or over the weekend, and I happen to read or … (see more)

Hawa Mire I never get anxiety - I have pure excitement. Critical and affirming content is so hard to find so I celebrate when I do. I used to feel an… (see more)

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How to stay connected with my culture and roots?

Anonymous, London - 1 week ago

I'm 25 years old and I live in Michigan with my parents. Both of my parents are Somali but there's probs no other somalis in a 20… (see more)

Hawa Mire I grew up in Vancouver without a lot of Somalis either - Tips: Use social media (twitter/podcasts/youtube), read+Learn from elders/parents,… (see more)

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Hawa Mire I grew up in Vancouver without a lot of Somalis either - Tips: Use social media (twitter/podcasts/youtube), read+Learn from elders/parents,… (see more)

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How far do you think you should plan your career?

Anonymous, London - 1 week ago

Im always surprised when I meet people my age (22) and they tell me about their 15-year career plan. Do you have a career plan li… (see more)

Hawa Mire 15 yrs away is too long - so many things can change in your life! Do a 5 yr plan & review each yr - but what are the big milestones you…

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Had an idea about making a digital resource site listing and showing resources (online and otherwise) for the Somali diaspora. I… (see more)

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How do I improve my writing style?

Anonymous - 1 week ago

Are there any books or resources that could help me improve my ability to write clearly and concisely?

Omar Ali That's an excellent question. To improve your writing style you have to be exposed to various other writing styles and that is something y… (see more)

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