In Somali "today is the day we've been waiting for, the people of Somalia are free!"

The War Took: Hope

There were happy days. I know because of the stories. The generation before, they lived through these good days. Fear was foreign, patriotism bloomed, and foreigners were coming for vacations.

The War Took: Music

Music inspires a lot of different feelings and emotions for me - like most other people I hope. I listen for melodies that, regardless of the language, make me feel something.

The Woman

You kiss ‘a woman’. You trust ‘a woman’ to raise your children. You call ‘a woman’ mother. Some of you even pray to ‘a woman’. Your sibling may be 'a woman'.