I have always had a way with words.
Hi, My name is Sofiyat but everyone calls me Sofi now (its a nickname I am getting used to) and I am the creator of TheOdditty. Ever since I was young, I was continuously told to stay "normal" and stop being so "extra". These words always made me feel left out or excluded because no-one could see the extent to which the creative "me" wanted to come out. I soon started a diary that helped me process my thoughts and emotions in ways that nothing else did.
As a young black woman, being different is not always a good thing.
Thats why I started TheOdditty, I missed writing in my diary but I also knew that deep down I could share what I have learnt growing up with several people who might need it or just love to read my stories and thoughts.
#MyOddFam is YOU!
That every type of woman... young, old, tall, and short. For that girl in college struggling to keep up with the hustle and bustle of college life, or that 21yr old who feels lost and is scared going into adulthood. That woman is me, you and anyone else who is going through something. This space is for women who want something different and are searching for that ideal place.
I aim to create an avenue for those women, our very own "odd" community. Send me a message if you want to talk, connect with me on my social media, ask me anything! I am here and so is everyone who supports me.