Zaynab Ahmed

Zaynab Ahmed is a Somali-American creative writer and poet from Minneapolis, MN. Her work is centered around the intersectionality of her identities and lived experiences as a young Somali Muslim woman. Outside of her creative work, she loves working in the STEM field and is passionate about health equity.

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My Hooyo's Hooyo

December 14, 2023

Grandmothers and mothers are so dear in Somali culture. They bring healing, prayers, knowledge and so much love into the family. “Hooyo,” meaning mother in Somali, has the root word “hoy,” meaning home. Your home is wherever Hooyo is.