Anis Oromoodha! Oromummaan koo dhiigaani.
(By Dahabe Abdella)
I keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because I'm curious and curiosity keeps leading me down new paths. Looking up at the stars and not down at my feet. When I'm curious, I find lots of interesting things to do. I have outgrown many things. I have outgrown relatives who gladly offer criticism but not support. I have outgrown my need to meet my family’s unrealistic expectations of me. I have outgrown women who wear masks and secretly rejoice at misfortunes. I have outgrown shrinking myself for men who are intimidated by my intelligence and outspoken nature. I have outgrown friends and family who cannot celebrate my accomplishments.
I have outgrown people who conveniently disappear whenever life gets a little dark. I have outgrown those who take pleasure in gossiping and spreading negativity. I have outgrown dull, meaningless conversations that feel forced. I have outgrown those who don’t take a stand against ignorance and injustice. I have outgrown trying to please everyone. I have outgrown society constantly telling me I’m not beautiful, wise, smart, or worthy enough. I have outgrown trying to fix every little flaw. I have outgrown my tendency to fill my mind with self-doubt and insecurity. I have outgrown trying to find reasons not to love myself. I have outgrown anything and anyone that does not enrich the essence of my soul. I have outgrown many things, and I’ve never felt freer.
For those of you who have doubts in your heads about who I am? Or still didn't know me yet before? now you know a little bit about me, I do have roots where I came from, foundation where I firmly stand on, and know that I am proud Sabboonttu Oromo, Shanyii Mootii intelaa Afran-Qalloo from The kingdom of Cushitic (Kushitic) Civilization of East Africa in Oromia Region. proudoromowoman
Alahamdulillah I praise Allah almighty every day for all his blessings and for making me who I am! Plus I sincerely appreciate both my parents for bringing me to this world, nurturing, providing for me while I was growing up..... my special dad for giving me his life to make mine better and safer as long as he was alive, and I also would like to thank all my respectful families and friends those of you have been loving me unconditionally & Respecting me for who I am. Much love and respect for you all!