I'm Hodan Nalayeh, host of Integration TV -- AMA

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  1. Hodan Nalayeh

    Hodan Nalayeh

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    I am always amazed how many people know me when I travel back home! I really feel honored that the locals feel hope for their country
    after they see our shows. I am grateful to Allah (SWT) for connecting me to my country and people. People back home accept me because they see my heart is pure and I love Somalia. I was scared of not knowing much Somali, but I am getting better now. The best language is the language of the heart!!
     
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    Hodan Nalayeh

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    To be honest with you, I did not think I could stand on my feet after going thru difficult times, but I realized once you have HOPE you are on the journey to better life. I am very optimistic about Somalia because I see how people live back home. There are a few bad apples, but majority of our people are great, sincere and just trying to survive. I see the light at the end of the tunnel
     
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    Have you faced any racism or sexism while in the industry?
     
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    ALSO Do you have any regrets in life?
     
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    Hodan Nalayeh

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    YES, they both exist. The worst part of media or entertainment is always the sexism as a woman. Alhamidullah, I am older now and I could care less and will put people who are out of line in check! You have to own your identity or else you will be owned!!
    ironically, I never really faced racism. I believe the only limitations in life are the ones you put on yourself. No one can decide my future except Allah (SWT).
     
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    ReeBorama "I'd kill for a Noble Peace Prize"

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    Well hello there Hodan Nalayeh, Asc and good to see you taking the initiative to interact with your fellow Somalis, fan and foes alike!:lol:
    I dont really have any specific personal questions but I would be more than grateful if you could give us a somewhat detailed and objective, critique feed back on your trip to cities like Lasanod, Burco, Hargeisa and most importantly my hometown Borama bilicsan. How do they differ, compare and contrast to the cities down South?

    How is the documentary coming along, what challenges did you face, what was the hospitality of the local Boramawis, Burcawis and Hargeisawis like?
    And what was your favourite thing about Borama?

    I literally just singed up to take part in this rare opportunity, and qarxised my twitter account in the process :)
    P.s Thanks for the follow on twitt:vncu2n5::cool:
    Mods and Admin of Ss:nvjpqts:
     
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    There's this one guy who was looking so forward to speaking with you. He's literally your biggest fan. He's going to complain for months about this missed opportunity.

    Where is @UncleMenace?

    :francis:
     
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    Hodan Nalayeh

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    I don't believe in regrets because everything that has happened in my life has made me the person I am today. However, I wish I never gave up my media career earlier in life, but this is the perfect timing too,.
     
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    When I travel back home, I go tourist style...curious and on vacation. I love every city. The people are great. I really enjoyed LA, Berbera!
    Hargeisa is a every large city, I really like Somali smaller towns and beaches. OMG, Borama is amazing and welcoming. Such intelligent, bright students and masha'Allah, they are into motivational development. All of our cities still need critical development in healthcare, education and construction of new buildings
     
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    Hemaal Jet life till my next life

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    What are your thoughts on Somali parenting skills? Where should the line be drawn between discipline/consequences and control?

    You know according to Somali parents, a perfect child is the one that's silent, doesn't ask many Q's!
    And this affects the mind of the child, you can understand why we don't have nation of creative, confident people! Don't you think this should be addressed?
     
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    Thanks! Do you do anything on the side apart from the show? Some media personalities have more than 1 project or even another career
     
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    Thank you all, I have to run! We are getting ready to start the show in St. Cloud, MN with Governor Mark Dayton! Today is the first day a Somali-American is being honored. They have declared Saado Ali Warsame Day today!! History is being made for our beloved hero who was murdered in Mogaadishu July 2014.
    Thanks for your time and don't forget to subscribe! I love you for the sake of Allah(SWT)
     
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    Yes, finishing my first book!
     
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    Thanks a lot for stopping by Somali Spot @Hodan Nalayeh!
     
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