Leila Ali was born in Somalia. She came to the USA on March 3, 2005 when she was fourteen. Leila wants to become a nurse in the future.
I am from
From Ramadan, Eid,
From puranbur and mosque
From mahmah, Muslim and xuriyah,
From the feeling of covering our hair.
From rice, spaghetti,
Anjera and zambza,
From the delicacies
That are grown in Somalia.
From the religion of love,
The friendships of promise to “never change yourself”
From believing in where you are from and who you are.
From the war which never ends.
A place of hunger, without freedom,
Where people are dying
From beautiful blue sky,
The falling rains with their fresh smell.
Somalia is where I have grown up,
Where I became who I am.