Why can’t a girl feel good in a hijab and not worry about not being Muslim enough for her community? Because through all the glares, whispering, discrimination, and hate from both Muslims and Non-Muslims, I assure you a little self esteem boost won’t make up for what she has to deal with on a daily basis. Give our Muslim women some credit.
“Before befriending others, you have to be your own best friend. Before correcting others, you have to correct yourself. Before making others happy, you have to make yourself happy. It is not termed as selfish but personal development. Once you balance yourself, only then you can balance the world.”—(via psych-facts)
“When someone does not understand genius, they are frustrated and will project their sense of inferiority onto a genius. In an effort to try to minimize the genius’s mind, they concentrate on something they think they are equipped in understanding instead: the body, the self is the easiest target. Geniuses, be immensely careful of trading in your power for validation.”—Tanekeya Word, To Basquiat with ❤ (via nezua)
“Drop out of school before your mind rots from exposure to our mediocre educational system. Forget about the Senior Prom and go to the library and educate yourself if you’ve got any guts. Some of you like Pep rallies and plastic robots who tell you what to read.”—Frank Zappa (via ihavenocerebrum)