home body live

I will teach my daughter not to wear her skin like a drunken apology. I will tell her ‘make a home out of your body, live in yourself, do not let people turn you into a regret, do not justify yourself. If you are a disaster it is not forever, if you are a disaster you are the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. Do not deconstruct from the inside out, you belong here, you belong here, not because you are lovely, but because you are more than that.
—  Azra T. “Your hands are threads, your body is a canvas” 

Abled people don’t understand how terrifying it is to live with the constant knowledge that the world can and will drop you at any moment. How easy it is for other people to decide that your happiness, your livelihood, your life, is not worth the effort of even the smallest accommodation or understanding. 

It’s not a matter of “deciding not to let things hurt you” it’s a matter of living with the crushing anxiety of losing anything or everything at any time for any reason. Losing friends, family, support, treatment, income, homes, lives. 

Able bodied people don’t understand what it’s like to be viewed by the world as an asset only conditionally, and a liability unconditionally

I will teach my daughter not to wear her skin like a drunken apology. I will tell her ‘make a home out of your body, live in yourself, do not let people turn you into a regret, do not justify yourself. If you are a disaster it is not forever, if you are a disaster you are the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. Do not deconstruct from the inside out, you belong here, you belong here, not because you are lovely, but because you are more than that.’
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~ Azra T  “Your hands are threads, your body is a canvas”

This is for my LGBT*QIA Brothers/Sisters of color who have ever felt alone in times of need and/or had moments wherein they questioned their struggle for social justice. Please know that you are NEVER alone, because I love you all and I appreciate your daily courage, strength and commitment to combat the socio-historical injustices within our societies.  

I will teach my daughter not to wear her skin like a drunken apology. I will tell her ‘make a home out of your body, live in yourself, do not let people turn you into a regret, do not justify yourself. If you are a disaster it is not forever, if you are a disaster you are the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. Do not deconstruct from the inside out, you belong here, you belong here, not because you are lovely, but because you are more than that.
—  Azra.T “Your hands are threads, your body is a canvas.”
I will teach my daughter not to wear her skin like a drunken apology. I will tell her ‘make a home out of your body, live in yourself, do not let people turn you into a regret, do not justify yourself. If you are a disaster it is not forever, if you are a disaster you’re the most beautiful one I’ve ever seen. Do not deconstruct from the inside out, you belong here, you belong here, not because you are lovely, but because you are more than that.
—  Azra T., Your hands are threads, your body is a canvas