my eye bags are starting to reach a nico di angelo level this is dangerous


when you say something under your breath and you hear someone laughing



As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls


tagging pics of female idols


tagging pics of male idols






Ben Affleck speaks about Islamophobia X


I hate this rhetoric so much because Bill Mahers and the other mayo sack next to him are not ‘objectively’ criticizing Islamic countries, but ignoring their own backyard and the current state of gays, poc, and women in this country to further their hate towards Islamic people and their religion.  Predominantly muslim countries are more likely to elect a women into office then we are, and there is so much proof that the radicals are a small minority among them. We are simply a war loving country trying to justify killing innocent people instead of accepting that this country just loves killing and stealing and putting terrorists into leadership positions in other governments in order to make it easier to control them for our own gain and at the expense of the people who live there, but oh no, America could never be a terrorist nation. 

Dude like how can people NOT KNOW we are a terrorist nation when the people that founded our government were terrorists and

Does coming over and causing mass genocide and slavery meanwhile using violence to keep control NOT RING A BELL FOR ANYONE

In school we are taught that ‘God’ wanted this for us. Manifest destiny. It isn’t terrorism if this is simply ‘the way things must be’ because ‘God said so, we are chosen’ It’s a fucking dangerous belief to believe that, and then further enforce that idea on to the people who ‘weren’t chosen’ 


It’s called fall because everything is falling… leaves, temperature, bank account, gpa, self esteem




I really like the Alder Tree Girls from Little Havala and wish I drew them more????? so I drew my favorite of the three