youarenotdesi:

GNAPOOR keeping it real since 2004

youarenotdesi:

GNAPOOR keeping it real since 2004

(Source: victoria--victoria)

fascinasians:

Some of my favorites from yesterday’s People’s Climate March.

Climate justice is tied to colonization, imperialism, racism, and equality. THIS is what democracy looks like!

"Tear gas may have the immediate effect of dispersing the peaceful demonstrators, but if you make people cry, and the tears are from their heart, how can you govern?"

Alan Leong, leader of the Civic Party

Keep up with what’s going on in Hong Kong here

(via 18mr)

(via fascinasians)

"

Never forget
When your classmates wrinkled their noses at the scent of your lunch still lingering on your clothes,
Even though their ancestors had conquered half the world in search of the spices you ate.

Never forget
How they jeered at your mother’s bindi, making crude jokes about how ridiculous it looked on her,
And after ten years, how they all wore the exact same ornament on their own foreheads to keep up with the current trends.

Never forget
When they repeatedly stumbled over the sharp letters which formed your name, forcing you to repeat yourself several times before giving up;
Only to have those very letters tattooed on their own flesh, in a language they do not comprehend.

Always remember
Your culture belongs to you,
Not to them.

"

— Muneeb Hasan [08.10.14] (via muneebb)

(via fascinasians)

"

If I could,
I would turn girls into dragons.

Girls whose skin
has been stained by filthy hands,
girls who are forced
to face those familiar hands
day after day,

give them armor.

Girls who are told
that womanhood means duty,
who dig
and sweat
and carry
and labor,
girls who break their backs
on someone else’s burden,

give them spiked spines.

Girls trapped in cycles:
cycles of abuse
addiction
poverty
pain
cycles they can’t even name,
cycling
cycling
down the drain
and thrown out with the bathwater,

give them claws.

Girls
who chomp down on fear
hiding behind their teeth,
who swallow it whole
because it’s the only nourishment they’ll get,

give them razor fangs.

Girls
who thirst for knowledge
in the middle of a drought,
girls whose minds
are considered as real as their suffering,

give them fire
to burst from their mouths
in place of the words that no one hears.

Girls
whose bodies are not their own;
who are meant for decoration
and cannot decorate themselves,
who are meant for pleasure
and cannot pleasure themselves,
who are meant to be examples
and cannot exemplify themselves,

give them wings
to fly far, far away,

taste freedom in the sky,
and see it for what it should be:
a right, not a privilege.

Every girl
who is considered a possession
or a prize
or a plaything,

who lives
confined by people
who call condescension “love”
and manipulation “compromise”
and fear “respect”
and silence “consent,”

give her eyes
that strike terror into the heart
of anyone who would call her weak.

Gift girls with dragonhood
when personhood is a myth.

"

—  Sarah C. (via facina-oris)

(Source: inclementweatherdelay, via angrywocunited)

heauxchinoise:

Halloween is around the corner, which means that we People of Color need to prepare for all the racist costumes (mainly white) people will wear. Our identities will become skins for others, to be worn and shed as desired. We are no more than costumes in this world of multicultural consumption:…

lustik:

Concert of Birds - Hidenori Mitsue via De Hommage.

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rahhhr-bia:

I made this zine for my sis on inspirational Japanese people. 

**To my dearest sister Rhiannon,
There is nothing more liberating than 
acceptance and pride of one’s own diversity.**

(via yellowxperil)

Eaten this twice in a fortnight but it never gets old. Invited my cousin’s families over for sunday lunch for savoury pancakes (bánh xèo) stuffed with meat, prawns, beansprouts etc with crisp romaine lettuce, mint and other Viet herbs. Home-made fish sauce with diced garlic and chilli - #yummers!

Eaten this twice in a fortnight but it never gets old. Invited my cousin’s families over for sunday lunch for savoury pancakes (bánh xèo) stuffed with meat, prawns, beansprouts etc with crisp romaine lettuce, mint and other Viet herbs. Home-made fish sauce with diced garlic and chilli - #yummers!

Tags: yummers

It’s been a while.. #eggfriedrice #yummers

It’s been a while.. #eggfriedrice #yummers

Missed seeing the floodlit #BurgessPark tennis centre, getting the bus home after a soas lecture on ISIS. #tennis (at Burgess Park Tennis Courts)

Missed seeing the floodlit #BurgessPark tennis centre, getting the bus home after a soas lecture on ISIS. #tennis (at Burgess Park Tennis Courts)

salmousha:

Li Na attends her retirement ceremony during day three of the 2014 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

Tennis is what I’ve loved throughout my life. (x)

(Source: groundstrokes)

sailorsandshipwrecks:

This is too intense

(Source: ricktimus, via cupofteaandspirit)

maatangi:

i dont understand ppl in relationships who are like ‘she/he’s my whole world’ like dont u got hobbies

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