Photo Shoot!

Just had a photo shoot over the weekend with the ultra talented photographer Darren Boyd to create a promotion kit for the release of my translated short stories which is due to be released this month. We shot it in Kings Cross, central London and it was a lot of fun. I also had my makeup done on the day by Sue Omar which felt like a real treat. The four stories are now fully edited in English and currently in the process of being translated to Somali by a professional translator. Can’t wait to read the finished versions.

A cheeky selfie in between shots!

Archiving British-Somali Heritage

I’ve been chosen as one of the Mentors for a fantastic new project by Numbi Arts titled: “Coming Here, Being Here” which provides training to volunteers from Tower Hamlets to learn how to archive British-Somali Presence and Heritage in East London (particularly Tower Hamlets). Below is a photo from their opening event in which I was asked to talk about a series of photos that I took of my grandmother and how I used photography to archive her story. This project runs until February 2018 – more details to come.