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Cairo, NYC, The World
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Writer & public speaker on feminism & Arab & Muslim issues. Book on misogyny in Arab world due soon. Tattoos, dancing, poetry & bad singing are the solution..

Do not fall in love with people like me. I will...

tumblr.com — Do not fall in love with people like me. I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without tasting me like blood in your mouth. I will destroy you in the most beautiful way possible.

I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life....

tumblr.com — I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish...

As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how...

tumblr.com — As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.-- Goethe (via observando)

No one stays for you.

tumblr.com — No one stays for you. Everybody stays depending on their need for you.-- Ahlam Mosteghanemi (via rabbrakha)

gifthetv: My favorite part of the documentary...

tumblr.com — gifthetv: My favorite part of the documentary "Dark Girls" was when Viola Davis spoke about her childhood and not seeing representation for black people in TV or films. Now she stars as the lead in How To Get Away With Murder and she's breaking boundaries and inspiring people weekly by giving us something that she wasn't able to really have for herself.

Black people in the Nagab, Gaza and Jerusalem...

tumblr.com — Black people in the Nagab, Gaza and Jerusalem refer to themselves as the sumr. This is stark contrast to many other Palestinians who persist in referring to all black people as abed, a term that is synonmous with 'slaves'.

Many Palestinians of African descent are poor and...

tumblr.com — Many Palestinians of African descent are poor and disadvantaged, even compared with other Palestinians. However, some black people (Sumr) have achieved leadership roles. The roles of Al Hajj Jeddeh in Jeruslaem and the Sheikh of the Abu Bilal have already been discussed.

Mona Eltahawy | I had always been ambivalent about the world of men: I didn’t understand them, rarely liked them and didn’t like the things asked of me to “be” a man. I was one of those boys who played with girls as a child, who preferred drawing women dr

tumblr.com — fette: Alexander Chee, Gender Genre, for the NYT, October 2014.

thetinhouse: “The world is mud-luscious and...

tumblr.com — thetinhouse: "The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful."― e.e. Cummings

retronewyork: Girls playing, Lower east side of...

tumblr.com — retronewyork: Girls playing, Lower east side of New York back in the 70's photo by Martha Cooper
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