I might be having a homesick day.

Making my mom’s incredible Algerian couscous recipe (without meat of course).
I remember when we used to prepare it together, getting up with the sun to start preparing the couscous, taking usually more than 4 hours to be done.

I remember eating chickpeas with a spoon to help the wait until noon.

I remember the smell of spices, I remember how she always used to cook for like 10 persons and we always ended eating the leftovers for a week.

I remember the smell of the sand in the Sahara, I remember playing with the goats my grandmother had.

I remember.

I am not showing my origin so much, but I know where I come from, and I won’t forget it.

And hope my son will embrace his Japanese father part as much as mine.

A fashionable way to recycle: this store takes recycled clothing and turns them into beautiful bags and accessories. Please take a look and sign up on their website! The products are high quality and leave a positive impact on the environment. I have the red and white floral one already, and thinking of getting another 😋 

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Boston Vegan WOC - Summer gathering!

Boston Vegan Women of Color: Let’s meet up and celebrate the season changing from SPRING to SUMMER!

**DATE:  Saturday June 27th, 2015 5pm-7:30pm

**LOCATION: FoMu Alternative Ice Cream & Cafe 617 Centre St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, (617) 553-2299.  After we get our ice-cream those who are able can join us for a short walk to Jamaica Pond. (A few blocks down on Pond street).

**RSVP: Via this fb invite or email:

**COST: You are required to pay for the cost of your meal.

1. This event is ONLY open to trans & cis women, womyn, non-binary and agender self identified people of color. This will be a safe space for LGBTQ+ and Heterosexual vegan, vegetarian and carnivores who are interested in the Vegan lifestyle.

2. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

LEARN MORE ABOUT Boston Vegan Women of Color: OR

I am forever exhausted by non-vegans responding to any mention of veganism as “racist/classist/ablist/etc.” and just kneejerk dismissing all of the vegans who fall into those categories. As a white, able bodied person, I don’t feel comfortable commenting on those specific accusations, though I do try my best to be mindful of such things in my own activism. I am also aware that there are vegans who are all those things and carelessly perpetuate these types of oppression with their language and actions, just like there are many non-vegans who also do so.  
But as a jobless nearly homeless person with often debilitating mental health issues, I’m starting to get pretty pissed about non-vegans misrepresenting me and people like me for their completely thoughtless, disposable response to being confronted with how their choices affect others.

aurelia-the-aurelia asked:

Can I play Garruk Relentless in a mono-green commander deck?

Garruk Relentless’s color identity is defined by two things: Its mana cost (3G) and the color indicator of Garruk, the Veil-Cursed on the other side (B/G). 

This means that Garruk Relentless’s color identity is green and black an thus he can only be played in a Commander deck if the deck’s commander also has green and black in its color identity. (Similarly, Elbrus, the Binding Blade / Withengar Unbound has a black color identity.)