Don’t fool yourself. English isn’t inherently superior, or easier to learn, or more sonically pleasing. Its international usage comes from forceful assimilation and legacy of colonialistic injection. It isn’t a deed that one should take pride in.

my uncle left this comment on his friend’s Facebook status, a white British man who was bragging about how easy it is to be a native English speaker when trekking to different nations. (via maarnayeri)

refugeeartproject:

These beautiful photographs highlight the transformative power of street art, and the impact of the practice of collaborative art in community-building. They were taken at a refugee camp in Syria.
Read more about this delightful project run by AptART (Awareness and Prevention through Art) here.

cutfromadiffcloth:

Brand: Ikiré Jones

Designer: Wale Oyejide

The Untold Renaissance - S/S 2014 Collection

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isqineeha:

Untitled (2012-2013) - Syrian Artist YOUSSEF ABDELKE

يا نجمة الصبح فوق الشام عليتيالجواد اخذتي و الانذال خليتي
مقطع من أغنية لسناء موسى

isqineeha:

Untitled (2012-2013) - Syrian Artist YOUSSEF ABDELKE

يا نجمة الصبح فوق الشام عليتي
الجواد اخذتي و الانذال خليتي

مقطع من أغنية لسناء موسى

thinking-about-alsham:

These are the lines which a Syrian student wrote in his notebook, which was later found by his teacher in Madinah.
 -“When the war ends in Syria we’re going to close its doors and put a sign that says “nobody can enter”. We’re going to cry out of joy by ourselves, just like we lived our sadness by ourselves.”

thinking-about-alsham:

These are the lines which a Syrian student wrote in his notebook, which was later found by his teacher in Madinah.


-“When the war ends in Syria we’re going to close its doors and put a sign that says “nobody can enter”. We’re going to cry out of joy by ourselves, just like we lived our sadness by ourselves.”

muslimwomeninhistory:

Perhaps my favorite reply on the “British Muslims - Happy” video

muslimwomeninhistory:

Perhaps my favorite reply on the “British Muslims - Happy” video

favorite happy video~

humansofnewyork:

Seen in Central Park

humansofnewyork:

Seen in Central Park

found a perfect job in egypt and i was so excited to apply and i checked off all the qualifications excitedly until the last one

  • A committed Christian, with a good reputation in the Church and community.

الفلسطينيون كلهم شعراء. بالفطرة. قد لا يكتبون شعرًا، ولكنهم شعراء، لأنهم عرفوا شيئين اثنين هامّين. جمال الطبيعة، والمأساة. ومن يجمع بين هذين، لا بد أن يكون شاعرًا

All Palestinians are poets; by instinct. They may not write poetry, but they are poets because they intimately know two important things: Beauty of Nature and Tragedy; whoever has both must be a poet.

Jabra Ibrahim Jabra (1919-1994)

(Source: arabicquotes)

taherehmafi:

ransom and i got married several months ago in an intimate ceremony, but recently had a larger reception for more family and friends, and it was a blast! as we’re both writers, it seemed fitting to have the event at one of our favorite bookstores: the last bookstore in downtown LA. we’ve had a lot of requests for photos, so i thought i’d drop a few here. hope you enjoy them as much as we do! 

:::for the especially curious:::

my bouquet: was made from the pages of ransom’s novel (miss peregrine’s home for peculiar children).

our photographers: brandon + katrina of brandon wong photography.

venue: the last bookstore in downtown los angeles.

catering: the extremely fabulous heirloomla.

flowers: from floral art!

rentals: furniture from found rentals, dishes from dishwish!

the band: one of our favorite local indie bands, the gallery.

hugs and books!

xx

tahereh

cassemlyds:

listen I’m not saying that Scarlett Johansson’s response to Dylan Farrow’s letter was the worst one of them all, but do just wanna kind of gently/aggressively remind everyone in the midst of reblogging Winter Soldier shit that Scarlett Johansson is a rape apologist and is also starring in one of the most racist pieces of shit to come out this year, so maybe dial back your “feminist” glee about how “body positive” she is.

Malcolm [X] was one of the most beautiful and one of the most gentle men I met in all my life. He asked the boy a question which I now present to you: If you are a citizen, why do you have to fight for your civil rights? If you’re fighting for your civil rights, that means you’re not a citizen. In fact, the legality of this country has never had anything to do with its former slaves. We are still governed by the slave codes.

James Baldwin on Malcolm X, 1979. (via floricanto-desnuda)

(Source: c-span.org)

farsicalligraphy:

3 lines of poetry from Mahmoud Darwish:
between two countriesnever belonging in oneno longer belonging in the other
Calligraphy, ink and watercolour on mulberry paper by Stewart J. Thomas.

farsicalligraphy:

3 lines of poetry from Mahmoud Darwish:


between two countries
never belonging in one
no longer belonging in the other

Calligraphy, ink and watercolour on mulberry paper by Stewart J. Thomas.

ireem3:

-التغريبة الفلسطينية.

ireem3:

-التغريبة الفلسطينية.