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"I find out a lot about myself by sleeping. Dreams, they are who I am when I’m too tired to be me."

Jarod KintzThis Book is Not for Sale (via feellng)

I will not apologize for growing up.
There is no shame in my becoming.
I am not guilty of any crime.
I will be just fine.
Inshallah.

My heart hurts. My hands are empty.
In this moment I can only say Alhamdulillah.

"The more you thank Allah, the more you will have to be thankful for"

Boonaa Mohammed (via islamicrays)

"and still, seven years later,
I am treated as if my skin
is made of porcelain– kept
up high in a glass cabinet,
away from rough hands
and violent weather. I don’t
want to be treated as if
I am breakable, but
at least for the moment
I am protected from you."

E.M.B., maybe being sheltered is better than being hurt (via aestheticintrovert)

kungfu-mulutan:

restoring faith in love

(Source: BuzzFeed)

theflemface:

nezua:

I blinked one day and when I opened my eyes, it was normal to have an American army battling Americans on American streets. No one even calls it a war. But it is.

(Source: fnhfal)

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Before you fuck up and call her anything less than her name, before you grab her by the arm you need to know the trigger that you are pulling at. You need to know that the safety is never on. You need to know her history before you tell me that this isn’t my business. You need to know that her history is my history. See, she and I, we come from the tribe of raw knuckled little girls who call our father by their first names and wear their mothers like bruise coloured war paint under eye. We grew thick skin before we grew permanent teeth. We learned to piece together our own families in the backyards of rented duplexes where we promised plastic faced babies better things in soothing tones that we mimicked from TV. We do not have daddy issues even though our daddy’s have issues. We have piercing eyes and promises to keep. We grew up to be nomads surveying domestic war zones with black eyeliner binoculars, always refusing to camouflage. We threw our heads back and laughed at oncoming explosions, never flinched, absorbing shrapnel, never let them see us cry.
We do not dream of boys who will save us from towers. We dream of boys with courage caked under their fingernails. Boys with hands rough enough to wipe metal tears from our faces but warm enough to mold them into stars. Boys with vertebrae strong enough to lock with ours so they can sleep sitting back to back with us and keep watch. And these are the boys, these are the boys who will find love under our armor. These are the boys who will find that we love selectively but we love fiercely. These are the boys who will learn that we love in ways that leave claw marks down the baseboard before we ever let go.

So do not think she doesn’t know how you fear her absence - you should. Your cage is not stronger than her will or her smile. Do not think you are good enough to tame her. You aren’t. And do not think you are the first to try because I have already closed your eyes and crossed your arms before your body hit the floor. And you think she deserves better than you. You are right. So be better than you.

Be thankful that she knows your name and be careful never to forget hers.

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Rachel Wiley (via rabbitinthemoon)

"I hope there are days when you fall in love with being alive."

Anonymous (via bizarrest)

(Source: fallingthoughtsandfallingstars)

Women do not have to:

clemlin:

vegankatie:

  • be thin
  • give birth
  • cook for you
  • have long hair
  • wear makeup
  • have sex with you
  • be feminine
  • be graceful
  • shave
  • diet
  • be fashionable
  • wear pink
  • love men
  • be the media’s idea of perfection
  • listen to your bullshit
  • have a vagina

This is very true, but it’s important to remember that if a woman is feminine, graceful, shaves, diets, wears make up, or does any of these things in the list, it doesn’t make her a slave to patriarchy or any less of a feminist than you.

BLESS.

(Source: defendfeminism)