“ Don’t hang out with people who don’t love you. Don’t try to impress people who aren’t worth it. Don’t try to win people over who aren’t worth it. Focus on yourself, and focus on the people who are really awesome and who love you. Don’t hang out with people who make you feel like shit. Don’t spend your energy on them. ”

—    Beth Ditto (via happy-absturz)

(via aragsan)

Person: "YOU SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE?!"
Me: "Yeah..."
Person: "SAY SOMETHING IN IT!"
Me: -Forgets entire language-

afternoonsnoozebutton:

blackgirlwhiteboylove:

Every POC got this lesson.

Got this drilled into my brain as a kid. This reminds me of that Chris Rock quote: 

"I will give you an example of how race affects my life. I live in a place called Alpine, New Jersey. Live in Alpine, New Jersey, right? My house costs millions of dollars…In my neighborhood, there are four black people. Hundreds of houses, four black people. Who are these black people? Well, there’s me, Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z and Eddie Murphy. Only black people in the whole neighborhood. So let’s break it down…Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man who lives next door to me does for a living? He’s a fucking dentist. He ain’t the best dentist in the world. He ain’t going to the dental hall of fame. He don’t get plaques for getting rid of plaque. He’s just a yank-your-tooth-out dentist. See, the black man gotta fly to get to something the white man can walk to."

(via baati)

Do not marry 7 types of men:

believeinmyfaith:

nonchalante:

  1. A man that can not provide for you.
  2. A man that is not Muslim.
  3. A man that does not pray.
  4. A man that is not capable of loving you.
  5. A man that is not a man.
  6. A man whose character and deen do not please you.
  7. A man who does not love you for the sake of Allah, rather loves to show you off and for you to reveal your beauty to other men. 

…ikhtilaaf?

(via madamezee)

“ Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to Western Union and Money Gram. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on. ”

—    

Immigrants. First generation.


Ijeoma Umebinyuo.

(via theijeoma)

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