Me ft the Bean.
My husband and I went to Chicago in September. We parked our car in one of the garages and walked so much that I was sure I’d lost a few pounds 😜
I remember when I lived in Chicago for a few months of rotations, my roommate had wanted to go the bean. I was a whole different person then and barely left the house, and thus didn’t go to see the bean. So during this super short 2 day visit, I made sure to go to all those places I had missed out on.
And that’s the message I’ll leave you with today - go explore. Visit as many places as you can while you’re away from home. Your experiences are truly priceless.
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5 3202 months ago
Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself - what you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing. Recreate and repeat. | Warsan Shire
6 3802 months ago
In this pic from my nikah, he put the ring on my right hand. Why? Because one of my fake nails from my left hand broke off a little while I was on stage and I didn’t want that in the picture 🤦🏻♀️ and yes I wore red on my nikah. What was I thinking? There were so many fashion fails that day and I definitely learned the much needed lessons before my rukhsati 😂.
Btw, did you know Islam does not require women to change their name after marriage? Unlike in today’s so called progressive age (as defined by the west), in Islam, a women’s identity does not change after marriage. And that’s beautiful ❤️ .
10 2862 months ago
I came to America at a very young age and was was raised in New York City nearly my entire life. Despite coming from a patriarchal background, my father never differentiated between his sons and daughters. He instilled in us the importance and value of education. He especially taught his daughters to never depend on anyone. According to him, he raised us in America so we could be independent both financially and mentally. Mental empowerment is especially important for young girls. An empowered girl becomes an empowered woman who can make her own decisions and do what she believes is right for her. I can never thank my dad enough for going against what was expected of him to educate us in a foreign land at a time when some of his friends here were stopping their daughters from going to school after high school. My dad would specifically visit those friends and tell them to send their girls to college. And Alhumdulillah many of them listened to him. I really wish I could nominate him for an honorary degree/award from a college or university for his efforts. Is that even possible? Please DM me if you have any info on making this little dream of mine a reality.
This message is for all the parents out there who defy the norm; who treat their children equally regardless of gender; who teach them the value of education and encourage them to follow their dreams and their heart - to you I say thank you.
16 3592 months ago
Fight for your rights and if people wanna talk shit, let them talk shit. They don’t know you, your story, or your struggles. Don’t ever sell yourself short or settle for something when you know you deserve better.