brown girl dreaming

don’t be afraid to distance yourself from everyone + everything and recoup. sort out your thoughts. listen to your heart. breathe. read a book. write about how much your life has sucked - then write about how much you can’t wait to see the positive changes. relearn yourself. accept all the hurt you’ve been through. forgive anyone and everyone who’s hurt you. even if that means doing it within, and never physically or verbally reaching out. let go. & rejuvenate. take a step away from the chaos, and find peace. within.
—  Reyna Biddy

brown girl dreams: independence and autonomy 😩👌🏾💦💦 being able to travel the world ALONE 💦💦 living alone WITHOUT being married 😩👌🏾💦💦sexual autonomy 😭✨✨escaping cultural and family expectations 😭❤️️❤️️ having the freedom to choose our own career ….not being guilt tripped for wanting to deviate from the norm 😩👌🏾💦💦

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Book Update:
Just getting out of a 4 month long extremely terrible reading & book slump so I wanted to read something that I’ve had on my physical tbr for some time now and something that would be a light and easy read that I would most definitely enjoy. Brown Girl Dreaming is the beautifully verse written memoir of Jaqueline Woodson’s childhood that details what it was like for her growing up in the 1960s and 70s.
- Veronika

(excuse my face lol)

these lists of books to read before you die that are full of classics are all well and good but what if you don’t like classics? and what about the ya ones that are just full of popular series? so this is an alternative list of ya books you should read before you die. thanks to everyone who contributed books; i’ve had to miss some off because i’ve got more than 100, so i’ll probably include them on a second list. (also, i’ve not actually read all these books. it’s a group effort)

  1. under the lights by dahlia adler
  2. the wrath and the dawn by renee ahdieh
  3. throne of the crescent moon by saladin ahmed
  4. simon vs the homo sapiens agenda by becky albertalli
  5. the absolutely true diary of a part time indian by sherman alexie
  6. last night i sang to the monster by benjamin alire sáenz
  7. aristotle and dante discover the secrets of the universe by benjamin alire sáenz
  8. mosquitoland by david arnold
  9. pure trilogy by julianna baggott
  10. the fixer by jennifer lynn barnes
  11. the last leaves falling by sarah benwell
  12. ashes trilogy by ilsa j bick
  13. the darkest part of the forest by holly black
  14. curse workers by holly black
  15. noughts and crosses by malorie blackman
  16. anna duology by kendare blake
  17. the princess and the captain by anne-laure bondoux
  18. the diviners by libba bray
  19. gemma doyle trilogy by libba bray
  20. fire and thorns by rae carson
  21. gallagher girls by ally carter
  22. heist society by ally carter
  23. graceling realm by kristin cashore
  24. a hero at the end of the world by erin claiborne
  25. artemis fowl by eoin colfer
  26. the miseducation of cameron post by emily m danforth
  27. i’ll meet you there by heather demetrios
  28. just listen by sarah dessen
  29. spiderwick chronicles by tony diterlizzi & holly black
  30. penryn and the end of days by susan ee
  31. engelsfors trilogy by sara b elfgren & mats strandberg
  32. fearsome dreamer by laure eve
  33. dragonfly by julia golding
  34. since you asked by maurine goo
  35. half life trilogy by sally green
  36. to all the boys i’ve loved before by jenny han
  37. burn for burn by jenny han
  38. saving june by hannah harrington
  39. the outsiders by s e hinton
  40. shades of london by maureen johnson
  41. shadowshaper by daniel josé older
  42. everybody sees the ants by a s king
  43. in honor by jessi kirby
  44. charm & strange by stephanie kuehn
  45. everything leads to you by nina lacour
  46. micah grey by laura lam
  47. momentum by saci lloyd
  48. huntress by malinda lo
  49. adaptation by malinda lo
  50. we were liars by e lockhart
  51. legend by marie lu
  52. the lost girl by sangu mandanna
  53. the lumatere chronicles by melina marchetta
  54. on the jellicoe road by melina marchetta
  55. wicked lovely by melissa marr
  56. since you’ve been gone by morgan matson
  57. yaqui delgado wants to kick your ass by meg medina
  58. the lunar chronicles by marissa meyer
  59. conquered earth by j barton mitchell
  60. if you find me by emily murdoch
  61. i’ll give you the sun by jandy nelson
  62. chaos walking by patrick ness
  63. a monster calls by patrick ness
  64. the summer of chasing mermaids by sarah ockler
  65. before i fall by lauren oliver
  66. wonder by r j palacio
  67. even in paradise by chelsey philpot
  68. his dark materials by philip pullman
  69. the demon’s lexicon by sarah rees brennan
  70. the lynburn legacy by sarah rees brennan
  71. slice of cherry by dia reeves
  72. falling kingdoms by morgan rhodes
  73. how i live now by meg rosoff
  74. bone gap by laura ruby
  75. the winner’s trilogy by marie rutkoski
  76. written in the stars by aisha saeed
  77. persepolis by marjane satrapi
  78. the archived by v e schwab
  79. between shades of grey by ruth sepetys
  80. the bone season by samantha shannon
  81. far from you by tess sharpe
  82. more happy than not by adam silvera
  83. jasper jones by craig silvey
  84. unwind dystology by neal shusterman
  85. grasshopper jungle by andrew smith
  86. the secrets of lily graves by sarah strohmeyer
  87. all the rage by courtney summers
  88. an ember in the ashes by sabaa tahir
  89. because you’ll never meet me by leah thomas
  90. my heart and other black holes by jasmine warga
  91. ms marvel by g willow wilson
  92. don’t touch by rachel m wilson
  93. brown girl dreaming by jacqueline woodson
  94. howl’s moving castle by dianna wynne jones
  95. dirty london by kelley york
  96. made of stars by kelley york
  97. how to save a life by sara zarr
  98. falling into place by amy zhang
  99. i am the messenger by markus zusak
  100. wolfe brothers by markus zusak
Kpop as Eurovision 2017′s contestants.

A/N: What a fun request! I hope i have been accurate enough!! Guys this is only the countries that made it to the final… there is too many participants to do all of them. If a make any spelling mistake tell me nicely and i’ll fix it but you know english is not my first lenguage bare with me

Poland: Lee Hyori for the deep voice and the dark and cool concept

Originally posted by dear-my-g

Armenia: F(x) because the concept of Fly with me reminds me to 4walls era.

Originally posted by stanfx

Austria: Honeyst who would go good with the running On Air song. They are a band and they are new but they have this happy road trip music sound. 

Originally posted by fantajae

Belarous: Hyorin and Jooyoung. Idk why they remind me to Naviband because they had ta lot of chemistry and singed so well. 

Moldova: BTS just because:

Epic sax guy! and also the hyper vibe of the song goes with their personallity.

Hungary: this is so far from my culture knowledge omg but as i read the lyrics and for the mixure of music genres i can say G-dragon! It’s a deep song like “Crooked” can be and it gets experimental and a bit weird as GD uses to be.

Originally posted by gd-mah-luv

Italy: Pentagon=Gorillas I’M SO SORRY FOR THIS ALLUSION HAHAHAHA

Denmark: who can sing such a song if is not the queen Ailee! Her strong presence and her powerfull voice would slay Where I Am. I would love to hear her singing it!

Originally posted by aiyuji

Portugal: This one is really difficult since Salvador Sobral’s way of singing is really personal but if i had to say one korean group to sing this is definetely AKMU! Their incredible voices and the way they put all their feelings into what they are singing matches perfectly with Amar Pelos Dois. i love AKMU ppl apreciate them! Also they are siblings and that reminds me to Salvador and his sister too.

Originally posted by lookwhaticreated

Belgyum: Brown Eyed Girls. The alternative sound of City Lights would be a good one for them, kinda like their last album. 

Azerbaiyan: This dark and cool concept can only be for VIXX!! They would rock “Skeletons” for sure.

Originally posted by vixxtofu

Croatia: Shinee as the guy who made a duet with himself. Great voice, weird performance and super epic. So totally Shinee. 

Originally posted by kitagirl2

Australia: i think Don’t Come Easy goes well with Taeyeon with a ballad full of meaning and pretty. The lyrics are strong and sentimental and i think she would sing it well!

Originally posted by r-velvets

Romania: Got7 because you need at least a bit of extra to go and yodel on stage. I see them totally capable of go “Yodelei yodeleiyo”

Originally posted by magiccastles

Bulgaria: NCT-Dream. Like Kristian Kostov they are teeny tiny and need to be protected. He is the same age as the oldest members, how cute. 

Originally posted by nctinfo

Norway: Day6 because of the band sound that still keeps the modern and new sounds. 

Originally posted by parkbingsoo

The Netherlands: Mamamoo as O’gene. The strong young women with great voices singing a choral song. 

Originally posted by byulmoon

United Kingdom: Lee Hi. The classical, sweet and romantic concept wil go good with her and her voice is amazing and clear like Lucy Jones.

Originally posted by letstalk-about

France: Gfriend. A happy sound with a fresh vibe. 

Originally posted by sinb-ssi

Spain: god… no one, i say it because i’m spanish and i know no one wants or deserves to be Manel Navarro… HAHAHAHAHA

Cyprus: SF9 and i don’t know why i just think that this is the type of song that they would sing.

Originally posted by edawnnie

Germany: Suzy would fit Perfect Life, her voice would sound good singing it. She also look as pretty as Levina. 

Originally posted by baesuji

Sweeden: Seventeen. Imagine how cute they would look dancing on treadwills!! Also the song has a good rhythm. the performance is as powerfull as the music and that’s the seventeen style! Also the lyrics are similar to Adore U or Mansae. 

Originally posted by minqhyuk

Ukraine: This is totally FT island! A band with a rock sound.

Originally posted by sillyhappyperson

By no means am I fearless,
i’m just as scared as you.. I just know fear poisons love - so I choose to be alive. If that means to be brave, so be it.
—  Reyna Biddy

SO PROUD, the remix. All of our incredible award winners and their books!