A little family time this morning in celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King and in memory of my father. 15th and 16th respectively are their birthdays. My father was a young man when Dr. King was leading social movements in human rights. One of the characteristics of Dr. King that my father would praise was his logic and vocabulary. Dr. King valued the power of words and had the ability to communicate clearly in a way that the lesser educated man might miss. He challenged not only antiquated and prejudicial social constructs but also our own image of ourselves. That we should hold ourselves universally to a higher standard of humanity. I wonder how Dr. King and my father would react to our world today. It seems that rationality and logic have been displaced with sensationalism and ignorance. It is a shame. But, with despair comes hope. Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope for our populous to want and demand more, more of themselves rather than the expectations of others. We must want to be more educated, more aware, and more forward thinking. Happy Birthday gentlemen, while you are missed, you are certainly not forgotten. #drking#revdrmartinlutherkingjr#monday#thepowerofwords#hope#birthdaysremembered
It wasn’t very long ago at all that we didn’t have words to describe gender variance - not like today, anyway. In the book “Trans, A Quick and Quirky Account is Gender Variability” by Jack Halberstam is this except dealing with identity and a lack of space and even words for it. It’s a beautiful passage. I feel grateful for the world we are living in today. For all of the wrongs, there are many rights. We have words. Words have power. We have names and names/labels/words give visibility; a life lived true, in the light, seen and known. Its validating. It’s fucking beautiful to me. #lgbtq#thepowerofwords
Am off to Japan for 2 weeks for work soon. Although I love my job and am super lucky to go, I am still sad to leave my kiddies behind for that long. To make it a bit easier, I write them letters to open whilst I am away (although last time they couldn’t resist and opened them by day 2!). Nothing beats a few words of encouragement on paper, to keep, and read again, compared to spoken words that although well meaning, are fleeting. This, together with regular face time will hopefully all make it a bit easier for all 🤗💕#family#workingmum#thepowerofwords#letsdothis#travel#letters#resilience
Who do you think you're fooling? You are the biggest actress of them all. Your life is a screen play of reality - a script written and directed by others.
Wake up darling. Everybody can see it but No one is watching ... 📽🎞🎭 • M E N A #truthhurts
We really do.
Sometimes you'll feel unworthy. You'll feel lost and out of place. As though you don't fit in into any circle. You feel alienated to the world. But it's okay! It really is, you'd rather feel out of place in this world than in Allah's eyes.
You matter to him. He loves you hence why he has blessed you, nourished you, kept you healthy and breathing. He makes sure you get your daily nourishment and food on time. Who else Is there in this world that doesn't delay blessings? Without a doubt. It is he, Allah 🌹. So let us say Alhamdulillah for him granting us love. For him making us worthy.
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