- I came back to Oklahoma to be with my family as I was away for a very long time. Last year, I went to Somaliland, the place my father was born, to work for 9 months. During that time I really missed my family in Oklahoma so it has been a blessing to return and be with them.
In March 2010, I founded Afrikanation Artists Organization, a non-profit, NGO in Hargeisa, Somaliland. AAO’s mission is to restore and support past, present and future Somali art culture. This is due in part to the destruction and looting of museums across the country during civil war and the lack of educational opportunities in the arts. The Afrikanation After-School Arts Program provides art classes for at-risk youth and girls utilizing our Past, Present and Future Art Curriculum
• Professional Development Workshops