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ONE DAY MORE 'til I'm DEFYING GRAVITY. MAMMA MIA YOU'RE THE ONE THAT I WANT. You can go ACROSS THE UNIVERSE and still YOU CAN'T STOP THE BEAT.
HUFFLEPUFF
{ Hogwarts }

Auror Office
{ MINISTRY OF MAGIC }
TEAM WINCHESTER
{ SALT AND BURN }
NEW DIRECTIONS
{ GLEEK OUT }

wheresagnes:

aztec-princesss:

gohomeluhan:

As I’m walking through Target with my little sister, the kid somehow manages to convince me to take a trip down the doll aisle. I know the type - brands that preach diversity through displays of nine different variations of white and maybe a black girl if you’re lucky enough. What I instead found as soon as I turned into the aisle were these two boxes.

The girl on the left is Shola, an Afghani girl from Kabul with war-torn eyes. Her biography on the inside flap tells us that “her country has been at war since before she was born”, and all she has left of her family is her older sister. They’re part of a circus, the one source of light in their lives, and they read the Qur’an. She wears a hijab.

The girl on the right is Nahji, a ten-year-old Indian girl from Assam, where “young girls are forced to work and get married at a very early age”. Nahji is smart, admirable, extremely studious. She teaches her fellow girls to believe in themselves. In the left side of her nose, as tradition mandates, she has a piercing. On her right hand is a henna tattoo.

As a Pakistani girl growing up in post-9/11 America, this is so important to me. The closest thing we had to these back in my day were “customizable” American Girl dolls, who were very strictly white or black. My eyes are green, my hair was black, and my skin is brown, and I couldn’t find my reflection in any of those girls. Yet I settled, just like I settled for the terrorist jokes boys would throw at me, like I settled for the butchered pronunciations of names of mine and my friends’ countries. I settled for a white doll, who at least had my eyes if nothing else, and I named her Rabeea and loved her. But I still couldn’t completely connect to her.

My little sister, who had been the one to push me down the aisle in the first place, stopped to stare with me at the girls. And then the words, “Maybe they can be my American Girls,” slipped out of her mouth. This young girl, barely represented in today’s society, finally found a doll that looks like her, that wears the weird headscarf that her grandma does and still manages to look beautiful.

I turned the dolls’ boxes around and snapped a picture of the back of Nahji’s. There are more that I didn’t see in the store; a Belarusian, an Ethiopian, a Brazilian, a Laotian, a Native American, a Mexican. And more.

These are Hearts 4 Hearts dolls, and while they haven’t yet reached all parts of the world (I think they have yet to come out with an East Asian girl), they need all the support they can get so we can have a beautiful doll for every beautiful young girl, so we can give them what our generation never had.

Please don’t let this die. If you know a young girl, get her one. I know I’m buying Shola and Nahji for my little sister’s next birthday, because she needs a doll with beautiful brown skin like hers, a doll who wears a hijab like our older sister, a doll who wears real henna, not the blue shit white girls get at the beach.

The Hearts 4 Hearts girls are so important. Don’t overlook them. Don’t underestimate them. These can be the future if we let them.

You can read more about the dolls here: http://www.playmatestoys.com/brands/hearts-for-hearts-girls

*runs to target- i need to get my babydoll one for her 1st bday

ohmygosh and the one from Ethiopia has natural hair which you can’t get from the American Girl “just like you” dolls!

(via shywhimsicality)

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superboyisinvisible:

It’s like she stole the words right out of my mouth.

(via chandraleeschwartz)

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mercutio:i can see what's happening
benvolio:what?
mercutio:and they don't have a clue!
benvolio:stop
mercutio:they'll fall in love and here's the bottom line -- our trio's down to two
benvolio:people are dying
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strawwolf:

that’s it that’s the whole story

(Source: northgang, via 4titty)

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imdoingstuffandthingslori:

lesmiserablephantom:

totallynotmisha:

damianmcgintleman:

twerker:

2013 is the first year since 1987 to have different numbers

image

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what about 1982
1983
1984
1985
&
1986 Hmmm

since 1987. 

image

(Source: bowel, via p-eterquill)

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tchamblers:

The Walking Dead Meme || (2/10) Scenes

“Enough risking our lives for a little girl who’s gone! Enough living next to a barn full of things that are trying to kill us! Enough!”

(via the-walking-dead-amc)

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The Breakfast Club (1985) dir. John Hughes

Saturday, March 24, 1984. Shermer High School, Shermer, Illinois, 60062.

Dear Mr. Vernon,

We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did was wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us — in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.

(Source: cinemove, via nasty-little-hobbitses)

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refreshes:

mom: are you ever gonna clean your room?

me:  image

(via nasty-little-hobbitses)

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get to know me meme: two theatre shows ♦ once
↳ “Because to live, you have to love.” 

(via no-business-like-broadway)

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