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You can’t hate yourself into a person you’ll love.

Being whole in your heart, mind, soul, and skin begins with embracing yourself for the beautiful, messy, strong, flawed, imperfect, fragile — lovely human being that you are.

A mirror doesn’t show you how worthy you are. A lover or lack of one doesn’t define how meaningful you are. A grade, a job, a bank account… none of these things decide who you are.

You need to look into your soul and discover what makes you — YOU. You need to peel off all the pretenses and lies covering your heart and figure out what makes you leap inside, what makes you come alive, and what helps you breathe.

Hate will not help you; it will destroy you.

Love, acceptance, gentleness, forgiveness, patience… they will help in the process of discovering what it means to be one of the living.

Be gentle with yourself. Accept your flaws not as limitations but as opportunities to grow. Be kind to yourself; this is your first time living so of course you don’t know everything. Be patient with the questions, the confusion, and the setbacks of life. Forgive yourself, forgive others, not because you have to but because nothing good grows from bitterness and hatred.

Love is the answer. I truly believe with all my heart and soul and I hope and pray that you would stop hating yourself, stop neglecting your needs, stop treating yourself like you are meaningless, stop letting people make you small, stop beating yourself up, stop being mean — start deciding day after day that love is your answer.

With love,

Dele

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Sep 23, 2014 / 738 notes

No one fell asleep in this fiqh class

  • Shaykh: [Thick Egyptian Arabic accent] ...and this hadith was revealed during the Battle of the Bitch.
  • Audience: [gasps and murmurs]
  • Old uncle in the front row: Shaykh, that's the Battle of the Ditch! Ditch! With a daal!
  • Shaykh: Oh... [looks embarrassed]
  • Shaykh: [Attempts to recover from his mistake] Ah yes, all the bitches in California!
  • Me: (Crap, does he really think that bitch means beach????)
  • Akhee in the back: [From my memory so it's probably wrong] Ya Shaykhna! Bitch ya3ni sharmoo6a!
  • Shaykh: Wallahi?!?!
thecarefree-art:

procrastination = hijabi babe power
Also available on my Society6 !
Aug 30, 2014 / 59,871 notes

thecarefree-art:

procrastination = hijabi babe power

Also available on my Society6 !

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Aug 30, 2014 / 86,801 notes

micdotcom:

11 ways to solve rape better than nail polish

The more we depend on women to prevent rape, the easier it is to blame them when it happens to them. Here’s a look at the well-documented ways we can actually stop rape. Maybe it’s time we invest a little more time and resources into implementing them before we send gallons of nail polish to colleges across the country.

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Aug 30, 2014 / 321,830 notes

nedahoyin:

dadisaloser:

maleeshda3wa:

yayasmeen:

I think my selfie problem is getting out of hand..

This deserves at least a thousand notes !!

this is seriously the best thing I have ever seen oh my goodness

I am officially a fan of this woman’s..

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feministcorna:

On some real stuff though! Yes women in Delhi are saying what NEEDS to be said!
Aug 28, 2014 / 219,318 notes

feministcorna:

On some real stuff though! Yes women in Delhi are saying what NEEDS to be said!

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Aug 23, 2014 / 174 notes

somepalestiniankid:

quratul-ain:

somepalestiniankid:

lehaaz:

papayabasketcase:

Who does he think he is

seulmates

I love how he says she draws attention to images used to degrade women then goes on to call her body parts “processed”

white men are incredible

of course people are going to attack him because he’s white um hello he’s defending the people of ferguson??????

It’s not about him being white. It’s about his sheer anti-blackness. Yes he’s defending the people of Ferguson, but he’s doing it by bringing others down. The way he shames Nicki Minaj is in a sexist way, regardless of whether you think he’s right or not. Also he calls Drake a “thug” which just further invokes anti-black stereotypes. Anti-black stereotypes are the reason things like Ferguson happen. 

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Aug 23, 2014 / 18,878 notes

whiteboywaves:

arent you hot in that

image

ya i feel like beyonce????

‘so do you keep that on while having sex?

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only when its with ur dad???

ur arabian right? arabic? idk same thing lol

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r u george bush

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itgetsfatter:

Please join us (for folks in Toronto) and share with your networks!
Aug 12, 2014 / 18 notes

itgetsfatter:

Please join us (for folks in Toronto) and share with your networks!

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