This weekend, my colleagues and I did an outreach program in Harlem in association with the Children’s Aid society and Crest Oral B. We handed out free dental samples, pamphlets on oral health care, demonstrated proper brushing techniques to adults and children and discussed the importance of maintaining a proper oral health routine. It was such a wonderful experience.
Perks of my job!!!!
"I love this photo for so many complicated reasons. I love it, because I feel she contributes to the struggle against her oppressors. I love it, for she stands strong in a men’s world and still has the beauty of a girl. I love it, for I feel it’s the picture before the actual picture. Concerned with her hair, shy, gazing off frame. I love the composition. I love her hair. I love the scarf, worn by both male and female freedom fighters. I love how the jacket slightly looks too big on her. I love it for being timeless, giving me a glimpse of how my mother and her generation must have felt, contributing to the still ongoing war against the inhumanity of the dictators in Iran and Iraq. Consider yourself lucky not feeling the beauty of it, or not wanting to. I wish I felt the same. " - Beri Shalmashi
— Osho (via c-ovet)
Absolutely love this mix, nothing compares to Coke Studio Pakistan!
AMBREEN SADIQ - ONE OF BRITAIN’S FIRST FEMALE MUSLIM BOXERS
I loved this recent article on boxer, Ambreen Sadiq. Not only has she fought and won numerous fights in the ring but she’s fought through the prejudice that some of her family members have about her profession.
After appearing in the local newspapers and a Channel 4 documentary about her journey, Ambreen faced criticism and even death threats from men and women in the Muslim community. But she says that it isn’t the religion that causes the problem…
““A lot of Muslim people say it’s about religion,” she says. “But I think it’s more about the culture and how people have been brought up. Men and women are treated equally [in the religion]. In the culture, it’s like the women should be at home cooking tea. The men put the food on the table.”
Now Ambreen’s story has been transformed into a play that is featuring at Edinburgh Festival - ‘No Guts, No Heart, No Glory’ check out the trailer here:
“It’s great that I can get my story out there,” says Sadiq. She wants to spread the message that Muslim girls can do whatever they want – whether dance, ballet, boxing, or football. “I think girls should be doing anything they want to be doing,” she insists.
F*CK IT UP!!
another brown girl slaying
- Easy and very effective
- Requires nothing but your body
- Includes attack
Very useful to know, pass and share please.
I don’t mean to impose a personal favour on you guys, but I really would like to ask that everyone who follows me reblog this.
I don’t think I made it very clear but last month I was sexually assaulted by someone who I thought was my friend (I don’t want to talk about it don’t ask), and it’s… really fucked with my head.
Had I known this a month ago I would have been able to get away.
So, essentially, I’m really pleading with you to reblog this so everyone who follows you doesn’t get stuck in the same position I was with no way out.
I mean again I don’t want the point of this to be my sob story or whatever but if you could reblog this it would seriously mean a lot
I want to add that in many self-defense classes, including the one I took, they teach you to fight back until your attacker is incapacitated. That means that once you are in a position of attacking them, you attack until they are on the ground, either unconscious or hurt enough that they are unable to get back up. This prevents them from overpowering you again and potentially hurting you more. Do not worry about “hurting them too much”. Their intention was to hurt you, so their own feelings are null and void. Your only priority is to ensure your safety and making sure they cannot pursue or overpower you once you have freed yourself is the best way to do that. Whether that means multiple kicks to the groin that knock them to the ground or a hard knee to the nose which temporarily blinds them, do what you need to make sure they cannot catch you again once you’ve freed yourself.