me now: for my birthday i want food and to stay on your health insurance
"Here’s to the security guards who maybe had a degree in another land. Here’s to the manicurist who had to leave her family to come here, painting the nails, scrubbing the feet of strangers. Here’s to the janitors who don’t even fucking understand English yet work hard despite it all. Here’s to the fast food workers who work hard to see their family smile. Here’s to the laundry man at the Marriott who told me with the sparkle in his eyes how he was an engineer in Peru. Here’s to the bus driver, the Turkish Sufi who almost danced when I quoted Rumi. Here’s to the harvesters who live in fear of being deported for coming here to open the road for their future generation. Here’s to the taxi drivers from Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt and India who gossip amongst themselves. Here is to them waking up at 4am, calling home to hear the voices of their loved ones. Here is to their children, to the children who despite it all become artists, writers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, activists and rebels. Here’s to Western Union and Money Gram. For never forgetting home. Here’s to their children who carry the heartbeats of their motherland and even in sleep, speak with pride about their fathers. Keep on."-
Immigrants. First generation.
Don’t be afraid, because even the darkest period will pass. Everything passes and turns. The darkness will cease to be and will become light. Do not looking for outside yourself. Do not look for in the others’ eyes. Try to learn, day by day, to seek the light within you. Be yourself the light of your change. Light up your path. Breathe, listen to you, be calm and clear as a mirror of water. Be sincere and honest before all to yourself. Take courage in what you are and what you can do and let go of all the negative thoughts that weigh you down. Forgiven and accepted yourself, with your limits and your weaknesses. Restart from here, and learn every day to love yourself a little more, to don’t be afraid of your light and shine, day by day, step by step. Dedicated to all the Queens, who, without knowing, light love everything that surrounds them. -Zelide
Thank you to inspire me daily with your kindness and pure words of love.
Thank you Queen alexandraelle !
You’re a gem. Thank YOU!
"Do not mock a pain that you haven’t endured."-Unknown (via organicafe)
oh hell no
I think this movie traumatized a generation.
I’m not playing …
One Christmas when I was 7 my parents bought this for me and my little sister. On my mom’s first move she got ‘kidnapped by monkeys’ and she went to the bathroom and started screaming and then my dad told me and my younger sister to run away or they’d get us too.
They found us half way down the block with our jackets on upside down and laughed at our tears.