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torogozando:

Sama Alshaibi [Palestinian/Iraqi]
“In This Garden” uncovers the secrets of my family’s history by mourning the losses of location, culture, and bloodlines. It’s marked by the unfilled wishes of my grandfather who died in 1983 in Baghdad. His hopes to reunite with his children who escaped to the US or Jordan were lost, his wishes to be buried in his village in Palestine next to his mother and his sister were forbidden, and his dream for peace for Iraq and Palestine were never realized in his lifetime and continues to elude his people and us, his family. In my project, my cousins and I perform his wishes and give voice to our current struggles as Iraqis, Palestinians, and Arabs Muslims struggling to hold onto our heritage in the West, and to continue his legacy with honor. -x
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torogozando:

Sama Alshaibi [Palestinian/Iraqi]

“In This Garden” uncovers the secrets of my family’s history by mourning the losses of location, culture, and bloodlines. It’s marked by the unfilled wishes of my grandfather who died in 1983 in Baghdad. His hopes to reunite with his children who escaped to the US or Jordan were lost, his wishes to be buried in his village in Palestine next to his mother and his sister were forbidden, and his dream for peace for Iraq and Palestine were never realized in his lifetime and continues to elude his people and us, his family. In my project, my cousins and I perform his wishes and give voice to our current struggles as Iraqis, Palestinians, and Arabs Muslims struggling to hold onto our heritage in the West, and to continue his legacy with honor. -x

see more at their website from this series

(via mujeristaxicana)

"broken english"

when my mother struggles to spell a word in english
I want to break the entire language
into little pieces
so the edges of these letters
will stop cutting her


— aysha via Diaspora Defiance
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lifehackable:

Stretches that improve different aspects of your body.

(via tanama)

Tags: self care

maza-dohta:

My father 
was a storm
and my mother,
the rain.

I was born
from fire
but I inherited
the sea.

 ||  Maza-Dohta

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"i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful
before i’ve called them intelligent or brave
i am sorry i made it sound as though
something as simple as what you’re born with
is all you have to be proud of
when you have broken mountains with your wit
from now on i will say things like
you are resilient, or you are extraordinary
not because i don’t think you’re beautiful
but because i need you to know
you are more than that"

rupi kaur (via didyoueatallthisacid)

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stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

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dynamicafrica:

neymarcentral:

This is how Team Brazil deals with (tiny) pitch invaders, Johannesburg, 2014.03.05

(x)

Bless.

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torrecillas:

Feliz