A few words about me

Let me introduce myself…

اَلسَّلاَ مُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَا تُهُ

Asalaamu Alaaikum Wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

Hello world! I have gone by many names: shaykha, umm uthmaan, umm ghareebah but my real name is Anisa Hagi-Mohamed. I am a woman of many labels. Among them are: daughter, sister, wife, mother, student, teacher, blogger, photographer, cook, YouTuber and entrepreneur. I describe myself best as a quirky, bubbly average but striving to be extraordinary Muslim, Somali and American – in that order. I have built this space in hopes that I can merge all of my different labels and identities and personal and professional interests. I have also created it as a platform for my future goals and dreams to take form.

what can you find on this website?

…organized chaos, for starters.

I’m excited to give you a glimpse of all areas of my life, through as many mediums as possible – written posts, videos, pictures, art, etc.

Particularly I will focus on and share:

Personal Reflections – On life and living and everything in between!

Hooyo’s Hub – My experiences as a first time mother.

Deen Diaries – My journey to becoming a Deen-Driven individual.

Student Life– Previous school experiences and current graduate student life.

Teaching Tidbits– Focus on ESL & Somali.

Recipes – I LOVE cooking, no love is an understatement…

Photography – Snapshots from an amateur.

Guest Posts – Inviting inspiring people to share their wisdom.

Enjoy the randomness of it all! :)