October 21 2014
portraits-of-america:

I don’t even drink and I still wanted to join them.
Minneapolis, MN

portraits-of-america:

I don’t even drink and I still wanted to join them.

Minneapolis, MN

October 21 2014
portraits-of-america:

     “In Michigan, I was surrounded by people who were familiar with Pakistani culture and understood Islam, so I didn’t feel challenged as a Muslim there. Here at my school, I’m one of only a few practicing Muslims, so I had to figure out how to do many things on my own on top of my other responsibilities as a student. It’s been a slow and rough transition. In the beginning, I got a lot of advice from my father, but he passed away in my sophomore year. I realized then that I have to think for myself and hold myself accountable as a Muslim. I’m trying my best to be a normal American high-school teenager while still holding on to my beliefs.”     “Do you think being challenged in this way as a Muslim has been positive in any way?”     “I think so. Before I got here, the best reason I could find to say why I was Muslim was that my family was Muslim. Here, I thought more about why I was Muslim, and I realized that I agree with the philosophy of Islam. Without having Islam in my life, it’s very difficult to ascribe a purpose to anything.”
Exeter, NH

portraits-of-america:

     “In Michigan, I was surrounded by people who were familiar with Pakistani culture and understood Islam, so I didn’t feel challenged as a Muslim there. Here at my school, I’m one of only a few practicing Muslims, so I had to figure out how to do many things on my own on top of my other responsibilities as a student. It’s been a slow and rough transition. In the beginning, I got a lot of advice from my father, but he passed away in my sophomore year. I realized then that I have to think for myself and hold myself accountable as a Muslim. I’m trying my best to be a normal American high-school teenager while still holding on to my beliefs.”
     “Do you think being challenged in this way as a Muslim has been positive in any way?”
     “I think so. Before I got here, the best reason I could find to say why I was Muslim was that my family was Muslim. Here, I thought more about why I was Muslim, and I realized that I agree with the philosophy of Islam. Without having Islam in my life, it’s very difficult to ascribe a purpose to anything.”

Exeter, NH

October 21 2014

lexiconofcurls:

devonthedork:

lexiconofcurls:

devonthedork:

I hate having numbers in my phone that I can’t use or shouldn’t use.

Delete them.

No. Just because I can’t use them now doesn’t mean that they won’t be useful in the future.

Only the “shouldn’t use” ones. The others could be useful later.

I guess. But I’m hard headed.

October 21 2014

uglyfoxybaby:

i feel like im really cute and interesting and self aware enough to know i have good qualities and am like kinda a babe& kinda a real catch, but at the EXACT SAME TIME i feel like im tainted and nuts and unlovable and like caring about me is impossible and this makes no sense how are both happening at the same time how how how

October 21 2014

lexiconofcurls:

devonthedork:

I hate having numbers in my phone that I can’t use or shouldn’t use.

Delete them.

No. Just because I can’t use them now doesn’t mean that they won’t be useful in the future.

October 20 2014

I hate having numbers in my phone that I can’t use or shouldn’t use.

October 20 2014

Curve balls

ctron164:

baronessvondengler:

miltonsong:

Sometimes life throws you curve balls in succession and it feels like the air is just taken out of you.  That’ s what I feel like right now.  I’ll be okay but…right now it is a struggle.

Just needed to get that out there.   Now back to your regularly scheduled fandom stuff

Why I love the Internet.

October 20 2014

I love the Internet. Thanks to all the well wishes.

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