"We started this zine in the hot steamy summer of 2015 in Yasmin's Montreal apartment eating pizza sold by a creepy Haitian dude (who was intensely fetishizing us, going on and on about pretty east african girls *insert Drake quote*).
Since the day we met, we always had so much to say and share about our realities as two Somali girls born and raised in the shitty settler colony of Canada. From angsty diasporic woes to angry ruminations on sex and patriarchy (between bouts of turning up to future) and so much more.
Somali Semantics is a body of work borne out of these conversations- and a desperate need to see our narratives represented. In the same vein, we wanted to be able to connect with other young Somali women who have probably been engaging with similar realities."