I had a stupid idea based on a tweet my cousin made of a conversation we heard
EDIT: Thanks @yurionicebecauseiamtrashokay for pointing out that it was a Millenials the Musical quote, I really didn’t know that. It was just extremely funny for my cousin and I to overhear it in a conversation without a single bit of context.
This picture made me happy, it made my children happy, it made my grandchildren happy, my parents and grandparents happy, my dog, it made my uncles and aunts happy, it made my cousins happy, it made president happy
“Dear Diary: I told them I’m going to eat them tomorrow. I made up some of that brown sauce my cousin showed me just for the occasion. Ahh, it’s a good thing I found my dining sock again. Remember the last time I lost me dining sock, I couldn’t eat for a whole week…”
I know there are people who are sick of talking politics and who come to Tumblr to get away. If that is the case I will not be sad if you unfollow me.
I am a third generation American Muslim and I have seen the impact of 9/11 on my friends, families and communities. I have been by my mother’s side when she was spat on and her headscarf pulled off while being called a terrorist. A sweet retired middle school teacher she is. I have witnesses my sister yelled at because she asked if there was ham in her sandwich. I have seen my cousins made fun of because of their name. I have seen many in my community told to “go back to wherever you came from.” We are Americans and there is no where else to go. I was born and raised in San Francisco. I do not have the heart to go through this terror again.
So the EO on banning Muslim refugees strikes at the core of my being. You do not have to be Muslim to advocate for human rights. But it would be inhuman to ignore injustice and allow history to repeat itself. I belong here as with many others; we are as American as anyone else.
I don’t have any grand thoughts except to ask for people to be a bit more aware wherever and whenever they see injustice at this political juncture in history. Above all, please be compassionate. We need each other.
“Get your pre-baby body back in X amount of time!!” She actually cant… because when she had the baby, that actually made her post baby… forever. It’s not a difficult concept. And maybe as a society, we could, idk… stop making people who have had a baby feel bad for their body being different than it was before?