Apr 13

there are three instances my mother’s eyes speak the story of my entire immigrant experience:
first, the distant longing in her eyes when she encounters something that transports her to her old home—a tasbeeh, the sounds of shehnai, her sun-soaked dupatta;
second, the laughter in her eyes when i either fumble in Urdu or perfectly, accurately use an expression she grew up with as a young girl;
third, the fury in her eyes when she is told that this is not her home. that this is not where she belongs. as though it was all for naught.


Apr 11
when ya aint got any hands left to henna, paint henna designs on a shirt

when ya aint got any hands left to henna, paint henna designs on a shirt


Apr 7

more henna i did this week


henna ive done this week


Apr 2

How to salam correctly.

adeelarh:

1. Assalaam-U-Alaikum = May peace be upon you  

2. Saam-O-Alaikum = Destruction be on to you  

3. Asaam-O-Alaikum = Death be imposed upon you  

4. Assa-E-Kum = Pleasure be ceased upon you  

5. Slam-le-Kum = Curse be upon you  

There are basic mistakes and even as Muslims, we do not know how to say Assalam-U-Alaikum. So be careful about it because the most common one used today out of negligence is Number 5.

So, remember y’all. 

i do the second one so often, yikes


Mar 31
apocalypsofashion:

Nicholas Christopher
->http://apocalypsofashion.tumblr.com

apocalypsofashion:

Nicholas Christopher

->http://apocalypsofashion.tumblr.com

(via fashioncitizen)


Mar 30

(via callmebrandy)


Mar 21
ready 2 see jusreign tonight

ready 2 see jusreign tonight


Mar 19

people who get all exasperated when you point out racism in their fave shows n movies and tell you you’re nitpicking and think too much about race 

people who say that they never noticed that racism so you’re just imagining things 

people who tell you that you choose to make everything about race so you can 'pretend you're oppressed'

i did not have a choice

i think about race all the time because i do not have the privilege of being the racial neutral 

my actions are racialized, my family’s religion is racialized, and your precious wes anderson bullshit matters nil to me compared to the v. real institutionalized struggles of ppl of colour

so fuck you


Mar 18

Mar 15

Mar 9

'wohi usne kaha' or that is what they said in Urdu, my first language

'wohi usne kaha' or that is what they said in Urdu, my first language


Mar 6

queenpeaches:

straightintothedawn:

king-in-yellow:

hopephd:

Seizure First Aid. 

Learn it. Share it. Know it. Use it. 

100% correct medical information on tumblr for once; also consider calling 911 if you don’t know how often the person has seizures and ESPECIALLY if the seizure has lasted 5 minutes or more (which is why the watch is critical)

This is so important!

I’m grateful to the woman at the mall who knew to do this procedure when I had a random seizure two years ago



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