I’m anti-changing names to suit the western standard. I want them to struggle with my name rather than opting for a more digestible one. I don’t want a name that appeases the white supremacy, and the Eurocentric norms. At the same time I deeply understand & sympathize with why some opt to change theirs, to get jobs and for survival


my ultimate goal is to be at peace with myself, eliminate toxic feelings and elements and energies from my life, unlearn negative and harmful practices and thought patterns, stop checking for people that don’t check for me, create a space for myself that is nurturing for growth so that i may generate loving energy for myself and for others, nourish my spirit and balance my energies, i have big dreams and i deserve to live a life i love and let that love radiate

"When people say ‘This is my baby,’ they don’t always mean a baby. Sometimes they mean a dog."
A Somali student, on what has surprised her most about the United States.  (via 33113)

listening to the doors ‘summer’s almost gone’ at this time of the year is becoming a ritual


Colorized picture of  Claude Monet standing next to paintings from his Water Lilies series, 1923. (by/via)