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i always end up going to one of my aunt’s house for Eid and as much as i love my aunt, i really don’t feel hyped up for Eid like i usually should because i’ll be spending it with her family. Her husband (my uncle) has never really played an important part in my life cause i could go ahead with my life without ever seeing him again cause he is that hostile towards all his nieces and nephews.Well anways, this dude does not know how to throw a party, or doesn’t even want and just wants us there just for the sake of it. he’s rude, sexist, and misogynistic. I remember when i was 6 i was dancing to a song and he looks at me and embarrasses me in front of everyone scolding me for “moving like that” which diminished my desire to express myself in anyway at all. he forces my aunt to where a hijab, and she has to call him “sir”. whenever she’s over at our house or if i see her at any family dinner, she’s in such a fearful rush to get back home cause she’s scared of him. and thank Allah that he does not have any daughters cause lord knows what type of emotional and mental distress he would have put them through. He thinks that my aunts are beneath him and he shows it without saying it. whenever i go over to his house, the women eat on the floor in a separate room and the men sit at the table, but they are never together. EVER. not on his fucking watch. 

and that’s why i hate going there for Eid. it takes all the celebration out of it. there’s no fun, plus my two cousins are visiting another family member on Eid so i’m gonna be alone with my aunts and since my family is torn apart i’m not gonna have anything to do but endure 3 hours worth of questions about how is school, what am i doing in school, what i’m doing afterwards, blahblah. 

i sometimes wish my dad’s side of the family was in the U.S cause i have so many aunts and uncles on his side and they love and care dearly. they are so full-hearted and funny and just a pleasure to be around. Those are the type of family members i wanna celebrate Eid with. 

"In the News, Brown children matter when it is time to illustrate grief and suffering. The Brown bodies slaughtered and strewn on the streets of Chicago pepper our screens whenever CNN or the Nightly News decides to feature a segment on them. Yes, we want attention brought to these issues. But, can we do it in a way that respects the deceased? We do see White children on the screen when they go missing, or post-grief, when they have survived a trauma. And it’s usually a static photo from a happier time. In that context, images of White children are displayed with a consistency. To pull us in. To create empathy in our hearts. To keep us alert and on the lookout. White equals sympathy. What is the meaning of a deceased Brown child?"

Tanya Steele, Deceased Brown Bodies Unceremoniously Displayed on Our Screens (via mehreenkasana)

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me 2 seconds into the previews 



"they fried me yung they said ‘how ya glasses stay on ya face if ya ears is at the top of ya shit’ eem the teacher was dyin"

"You will be shocked, kids, when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever.

That’s why, when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it."

How I Met Your Mother   (via egyptianprincess)



This deadass the funniest tweet ever.

oh my god



muslims are persecuted relentlessly in every corner of the globe. 

Ya Allah

"Here’s a general rule. When an insult is directed at a woman, consider how it would have sounded directed at a man. If the result is ridiculous, then it’s probably sexist."

came across this great comment on an article Ruby Tandoh (Great British Bake Off Runner Up) wrote for The Guardian (via aconits)

You are your own competition. The only person you need to conquer is yourself.

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