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When I look out into the horizon, I see a whole new world ahead of me. As if a portal has been opened into the depths of my multi dimensional being.
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This week has been one of the most transformational experiences of my life. My life has become more mystical and enchanting. I don't even know how to explain the things that are happening. It is beyond anything I could ever imagine.
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I am struggling to find the words as I type to explain this overwhelming breakthrough. There simply are none.
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Creating this sound temple at the koh Phangan, Thailand burning man was one of the most impactful things I have done. My soul is so touched.
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Watching everyone coming together from all different worlds and cultures. The look on people's eyes as they enter this magical fairy den. The kids frolicking with the instruments and fruits. It was as if it was the physical manifestation of my heart and we all got to celebrate life like the gods in it.
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In one week, I traveled the world.
In one week, I learned many songs from all different cultures and languages.
 In one week, I created experiences of a lifetime.
 In one week, I died many times.
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I see that we are at the frontiers of the revolution. We are creating a new way. We are the warriors guarding the gates and activating the portals into the new world. There is no going back now. Only forward. It is just the beginning.
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May we ascend into this new paradigm as if the gods have risen within us 🙏
Happy full moon 🌕
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#fullmoon #ritual #medicine #dream #life #love #magic #Thailand #kohPhangan #crystalisland #home #conscious #meditate #yoga #rainbow #spirit #divine #sacred #middleeastern #gypsy #freedom #travel #explore #adventure #zemsway #newearth #tribe
When I look out into the horizon, I see a whole new world ahead of me. As if a portal has been opened into the depths of my multi dimensional being. . This week has been one of the most transformational experiences of my life. My life has become more mystical and enchanting. I don't even know how to explain the things that are happening. It is beyond anything I could ever imagine. . I am struggling to find the words as I type to explain this overwhelming breakthrough. There simply are none. . Creating this sound temple at the koh Phangan, Thailand burning man was one of the most impactful things I have done. My soul is so touched. . Watching everyone coming together from all different worlds and cultures. The look on people's eyes as they enter this magical fairy den. The kids frolicking with the instruments and fruits. It was as if it was the physical manifestation of my heart and we all got to celebrate life like the gods in it. . In one week, I traveled the world. In one week, I learned many songs from all different cultures and languages. In one week, I created experiences of a lifetime. In one week, I died many times. . I see that we are at the frontiers of the revolution. We are creating a new way. We are the warriors guarding the gates and activating the portals into the new world. There is no going back now. Only forward. It is just the beginning. . May we ascend into this new paradigm as if the gods have risen within us 🙏 Happy full moon 🌕 . @photophangan photo @artphangan stylist @atmanlifestation jewelry . . . #fullmoon  #ritual  #medicine  #dream  #life  #love  #magic  #Thailand  #kohPhangan  #crystalisland  #home  #conscious  #meditate  #yoga  #rainbow  #spirit  #divine  #sacred  #middleeastern  #gypsy  #freedom  #travel  #explore  #adventure  #zemsway  #newearth  #tribe 
بابا غنوج ضمن الفاميلي بوكس، طلبوه الحين!
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Its all in the details. ARSHYS Dragonfly coat from the Resort collection is out now on our website www.arshys.com/ link in the bio.
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Get a hold of this limited edition of luxurious pure light wool coat (lined in silk). Hand embroidered dragonfly applique with artists digitally printed illustration of Palm fronds.
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Its all in the details. ARSHYS Dragonfly coat from the Resort collection is out now on our website www.arshys.com/ link in the bio. . . Get a hold of this limited edition of luxurious pure light wool coat (lined in silk). Hand embroidered dragonfly applique with artists digitally printed illustration of Palm fronds. . . . . #coat #newcollection #statement #fashion #pfw #athleisure #style #streetstyle #newyorkcity #nyfw #streetwear #fashionweek #parisfashionweek #media #middleeastern #citygirl #fashionlover #fashionbuyer #styleblogger #fashionstylist #instastyle #londongirl #paris #editor #designerclothing #fashioneditor #fashioneditorial #fashioninfluencer #limitededition #luxury 
We are still living for this transformation, in honor of #selfiesunday we had to give the selfie queen @kimkardashian a shout out 🖤 Check out our full video on her transformation on our YouTube channel | #kimkardashian #kkw #transformation #beforeandafter
Its all in the details. ARSHYS Dragonfly coat from the Resort collection is out now on our website www.arshys.com/ link in the bio.
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Get a hold of this limited edition of luxurious pure light wool coat (lined in silk). Hand embroidered dragonfly applique with artists digitally printed illustration of Palm fronds.
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#coat#newcollection#statement#fashion#pfw#athleisure#style#streetstyle#newyorkcity#nyfw#streetwear#fashionweek#parisfashionweek#media#middleeastern#citygirl#fashionlover#fashionbuyer#styleblogger#fashionstylist#instastyle#londongirl#paris#editor#designerclothing#fashioneditor#fashioneditorial#fashioninfluencer#limitededition#luxury
Its all in the details. ARSHYS Dragonfly coat from the Resort collection is out now on our website www.arshys.com/ link in the bio. . . Get a hold of this limited edition of luxurious pure light wool coat (lined in silk). Hand embroidered dragonfly applique with artists digitally printed illustration of Palm fronds. . . . . #coat #newcollection #statement #fashion #pfw #athleisure #style #streetstyle #newyorkcity #nyfw #streetwear #fashionweek #parisfashionweek #media #middleeastern #citygirl #fashionlover #fashionbuyer #styleblogger #fashionstylist #instastyle #londongirl #paris #editor #designerclothing #fashioneditor #fashioneditorial #fashioninfluencer #limitededition #luxury 
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Video 1.. mind trick.. but natural #magic #artist #royality #magician #middleeastern #jew #arab #fawazarts
Transition is an act of self-love. It takes being radically honest with yourself and those who love you. Sometimes I feel like I haven’t come very far, and other times I can’t believe this is me. Whatever you do, take care of yourself. Your mind. Heart. Soul. Everything will be okay in the end. A love story.
Transition is an act of self-love. It takes being radically honest with yourself and those who love you. Sometimes I feel like I haven’t come very far, and other times I can’t believe this is me. Whatever you do, take care of yourself. Your mind. Heart. Soul. Everything will be okay in the end. A love story.
bring a friend along this Wednesday or Thursday night  when the mid-week slump starts to feel real, and you can get in on this special to enjoy b/c you gotta treat yourself~ #burger #pita #melbourne #cityofmelbourne #melbournerestaurant #feedmeau #goodfoodau #whenfoodsonpoint #bestfood_aroundtheworld #dailyfoodnews #zomatoaus #middleeastern #middleeasterncuisine #halal #halalfood #foodie #foodblogger #picof_theday #yum #burger🍔
She that storm everyone be talking about. ✨💋💎. . ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #happinessquotes #makeuptransformation #muas #middleeastern #kuwait #saudiarabia #dubia #makeup #makeupartist #makeuptutorial #makeuplooks #makeuplover #beauty #fashion #hijabfashion #hijabtutorial #hijabstyle #hijab #hijabi #love #life #happiness #arabic #barbies #hudabeauty #anastasiabeverlyhills #eyes #honey #makeupvideos #glamour
She that storm everyone be talking about. ✨💋💎. . ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #happinessquotes  #makeuptransformation  #muas  #middleeastern  #kuwait  #saudiarabia  #dubia  #makeup  #makeupartist  #makeuptutorial  #makeuplooks  #makeuplover  #beauty  #fashion  #hijabfashion  #hijabtutorial  #hijabstyle  #hijab  #hijabi  #love  #life  #happiness  #arabic  #barbies  #hudabeauty  #anastasiabeverlyhills  #eyes  #honey  #makeupvideos  #glamour 
Y’all bitches can stay talking. While I’m here resting and getting that money✨💋💎✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨. #happinessquotes #makeuptransformation #muas #middleeastern #kuwait #saudiarabia #dubia #makeup #makeupartist #makeuptutorial #makeuplooks #makeuplover #beauty #fashion #hijabfashion #hijabtutorial #hijabstyle #hijab #hijabi #love #life #happiness #arabic #barbies #hudabeauty #anastasiabeverlyhills #eyes #honey #makeupvideos #glamour
Y’all bitches can stay talking. While I’m here resting and getting that money✨💋💎✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨. #happinessquotes  #makeuptransformation  #muas  #middleeastern  #kuwait  #saudiarabia  #dubia  #makeup  #makeupartist  #makeuptutorial  #makeuplooks  #makeuplover  #beauty  #fashion  #hijabfashion  #hijabtutorial  #hijabstyle  #hijab  #hijabi  #love  #life  #happiness  #arabic  #barbies  #hudabeauty  #anastasiabeverlyhills  #eyes  #honey  #makeupvideos  #glamour 
Don’t talk about it be about it boo✨💋💎. . . ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #happinessquotes #makeuptransformation #muas #middleeastern #kuwait #saudiarabia #dubia #makeup #makeupartist #makeuptutorial #makeuplooks #makeuplover #beauty #fashion #hijabfashion #hijabtutorial #hijabstyle #hijab #hijabi #love #life #happiness #arabic #barbies #hudabeauty #anastasiabeverlyhills #eyes #honey #makeupvideos #glamour
Don’t talk about it be about it boo✨💋💎. . . ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #happinessquotes  #makeuptransformation  #muas  #middleeastern  #kuwait  #saudiarabia  #dubia  #makeup  #makeupartist  #makeuptutorial  #makeuplooks  #makeuplover  #beauty  #fashion  #hijabfashion  #hijabtutorial  #hijabstyle  #hijab  #hijabi  #love  #life  #happiness  #arabic  #barbies  #hudabeauty  #anastasiabeverlyhills  #eyes  #honey  #makeupvideos  #glamour 
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Shakshuka
This dish is popular in Israel, but is thought to have originated in Tunisia.  Look it up--the variations are endless, some even have feta.  Definitely going to try some harissa paste in it, soon's I get me some (it's a north African hot chili pepper paste). Shebam--half a dozen eggs!

Fry some diced onion (in olive oil, of course) in a cast iron pan.
Add 4-6 cloves of chopped garlic, 3-4 diced tomatoes (or a couple cans of diced), a chopped red bell pepper (or not), 1-2 teaspoons each of cumin and paprika, some cayenne for heat, and generous amounts of salt and pepper, and simmer it all over a mediumish heat for about 10 minutes.  Into that delicious sauce, which you've now tasted and adjusted to your liking, crack 5 or 6 eggs and lower the heat so you can pop a lid on the pan and poach those eggs til the whites are set.  Be careful!  If you're not, you won't have nice runny yolks to mix with the sauce and dip your challah or French bread into; plus, if you're my mom, you'll have to throw the eggs away.  Make it pretty with fresh parsley or cilantro on top.

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 diced yellow onion 
4 diced tomatoes or 2 cans diced or one 28 oz can of some kind of tomato or some combination thereof
1 chopped red bell pepper (I make it without all the time because I usually don't have one)
1-2 tsp cumin
1-2 tsp paprika 
1/2 tsp cayenne
S & P
5 or 6 eggs
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#food #yummy #fall #autumn #eggs #shakshuka #eggrecipes
#middleeastern #northafricanfood #tunisia #israel #tunisianfood #israelifood #tomatoes #tomatorecipes  #breakfastfordinner #lunch #breakfast  #brinner
Shakshuka This dish is popular in Israel, but is thought to have originated in Tunisia. Look it up--the variations are endless, some even have feta. Definitely going to try some harissa paste in it, soon's I get me some (it's a north African hot chili pepper paste). Shebam--half a dozen eggs! Fry some diced onion (in olive oil, of course) in a cast iron pan. Add 4-6 cloves of chopped garlic, 3-4 diced tomatoes (or a couple cans of diced), a chopped red bell pepper (or not), 1-2 teaspoons each of cumin and paprika, some cayenne for heat, and generous amounts of salt and pepper, and simmer it all over a mediumish heat for about 10 minutes. Into that delicious sauce, which you've now tasted and adjusted to your liking, crack 5 or 6 eggs and lower the heat so you can pop a lid on the pan and poach those eggs til the whites are set. Be careful! If you're not, you won't have nice runny yolks to mix with the sauce and dip your challah or French bread into; plus, if you're my mom, you'll have to throw the eggs away. Make it pretty with fresh parsley or cilantro on top. 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 diced yellow onion 4 diced tomatoes or 2 cans diced or one 28 oz can of some kind of tomato or some combination thereof 1 chopped red bell pepper (I make it without all the time because I usually don't have one) 1-2 tsp cumin 1-2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp cayenne S & P 5 or 6 eggs Cilantro or parsley • • • • #food  #yummy  #fall  #autumn  #eggs  #shakshuka  #eggrecipes  #middleeastern  #northafricanfood  #tunisia  #israel  #tunisianfood  #israelifood  #tomatoes  #tomatorecipes  #breakfastfordinner  #lunch  #breakfast  #brinner 
sweater weather is creepin’ up on me
sweater weather is creepin’ up on me
Really loving the delicious middle eastern cuisine here at 1001 Nights - one of our local restaurant cafes here in Mt Eliza Village. Those spicy aromas, mouthwatering flavours, and their rich robust coffee are amazing! Come in and see for yourself!👌🤤💯🍳☕️
Really loving the delicious middle eastern cuisine here at 1001 Nights - one of our local restaurant cafes here in Mt Eliza Village. Those spicy aromas, mouthwatering flavours, and their rich robust coffee are amazing! Come in and see for yourself!👌🤤💯🍳☕️
Waking up with bedhead like... 😬
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✨GIVEAWAY✨ I’m partnering with @nafnafgrill to give away (2) $25 gift cards- one for you and one for your friend!! Here’s how to enter: 
1)Follow @nafnafgrill and @keleatschicago
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3)Tag a friend- as many as you want, each in a separate comment. You and the friend you tag will each get a gift card!! Winner will be announced Wednesday 9/26. #sponsored #keleatschicago
✨GIVEAWAY✨ I’m partnering with @nafnafgrill to give away (2) $25 gift cards- one for you and one for your friend!! Here’s how to enter: 1)Follow @nafnafgrill and @keleatschicago 2)Like this photo 3)Tag a friend- as many as you want, each in a separate comment. You and the friend you tag will each get a gift card!! Winner will be announced Wednesday 9/26. #sponsored  #keleatschicago 
💖 NO THANK YOU 💖
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Gyro Combo Chicken & Lamb with Lettuce & Tomatoes #Mediterranean# & #MiddleEastern# #Dish#
I’m not mad about the white after Labor Day 😍 #hotmenofdetroit
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Uzbek Non.Silk Road's Bread
Uzbek Non.Silk Road's Bread
Ahh, delightful @honeyandco, just bringing this little number to the table... Chicken Roasted in Fig Leaves with Figs & Tomatoes ❤️ (recipe available via @FTMag on @twitter)
Ahh, delightful @honeyandco, just bringing this little number to the table... Chicken Roasted in Fig Leaves with Figs & Tomatoes ❤️ (recipe available via @FTMag on @twitter)
Pepper and pine nuts kafta, beets greek yogurt and zaatar sauce. Chickpeas, tomatoes and cucumber salad. 🍅#imfull #kefta #spicy #foodie #foodstagram #goodfood #food #foodporn #healthyfood #healthy #homemadefood #homemade #cheflife #goodfood #hungry #mediterraneanfood #icookedottolenghi #lebanesefood #middleeastern #syrianfood #palestinian #jerusalem #ottolenghi #montreal #mtlfoodie #mtlfood
Walnut filled knapfeh and Mahalabia pudding. The lighting was freaking perfect.

#dessert #baking #homebaker #autumn #garnish #middleeastern #globalfood #foodie #food #nofilter
I baked my feelings today. Scroll for finished products. --Persimmon and Cinnamon syrup
--Ginger and Brandy Poached Pears
--Walnut Filled Knapfeh
--Mahalabia Pudding

#baking #homebaker #globalfood #foodie #autumn #persimmon #pear #middleeastern #dessert #pudding #torte #rosewater #dinnerparty
**Ever had a nutty date???** Simple family treat to make and store in the fridge. When you want to serve just unwrap the foil and slice.

I guarantee you, once you make this the first time, you'll make sure you always have a roll or two in the fridge! #enjoy

#dates #pistachio #brazilnuts #walnuts #hazelnuts #lemonjuice #rolling #sesameseeds #foodprep #sweettooth #familyfavourite #love #havefun #instakitchen #middleeastern #arabic #تمر
Salmon Kebab Plate with a side of rice and potatoes at Mazari Kebab and More #afgan#middleeastern#lunch
Shawerma Platter made with love and fresh spices from Damascus #homesweethome
Shawerma Platter made with love and fresh spices from Damascus #homesweethome 
The OG @raqshimmy TEAM is back! Hot class today with these lovely ladies.
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Join us every Sunday at 1:00pm in West Hollywood. Beginners to elite always welcome - @swervestudio 💕🦋💫
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#RAQSHIMMY #bellydancefitness #dancecardio #cardiodance #wbff #wbffpro #bellydance #bellydancer #bellydanceroftheuniverse #bellydancecommunity #egyptiandance #lebanesedance #egyptianmagic #egyptiancabaret #classicalegyptian #middleeastern #middleeasterndance #raqsharki #fitchics #bootyworkout #fitnessretreat #womeninspiringwomen #womensupportwomen #fitnessinspo
The OG @raqshimmy TEAM is back! Hot class today with these lovely ladies. _ Join us every Sunday at 1:00pm in West Hollywood. Beginners to elite always welcome - @swervestudio 💕🦋💫 _ #RAQSHIMMY  #bellydancefitness  #dancecardio  #cardiodance  #wbff  #wbffpro  #bellydance  #bellydancer  #bellydanceroftheuniverse  #bellydancecommunity  #egyptiandance  #lebanesedance  #egyptianmagic  #egyptiancabaret  #classicalegyptian  #middleeastern  #middleeasterndance  #raqsharki  #fitchics  #bootyworkout  #fitnessretreat  #womeninspiringwomen  #womensupportwomen  #fitnessinspo 
The OG @raqshimmy TEAM is back! Hot class today ladies. I’m so inspired to finally take this to the next level. See you next week.
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Join us every Sunday at 1:00pm in West Hollywood. Beginners to elite always welcome - @swervestudio 💕🦋💫
#shakebreatheburnrepeat #yalla
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The OG @raqshimmy TEAM is back! Hot class today ladies. I’m so inspired to finally take this to the next level. See you next week. _ Join us every Sunday at 1:00pm in West Hollywood. Beginners to elite always welcome - @swervestudio 💕🦋💫 #shakebreatheburnrepeat  #yalla  _ #RAQSHIMMY  #bellydancefitness  #dancecardio  #cardiodance  #wbff  #wbffpro  #bellydance  #bellydancer  #bellydanceroftheuniverse  #bellydancecommunity  #egyptiandance  #lebanesedance  #egyptianmagic  #egyptiancabaret  #classicalegyptian  #middleeastern  #middleeasterndance  #raqsharki  #fitchics  #bootyworkout  #fitnessretreats  #womeninspiringwomen 
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Real talk: yesterday I got in an Uber Pool and the driver was engaged friendly conversation with another passenger. I was heading to the Bronx. Driver took the Westside highway, and grumbled to the other passenger about avoiding the Eastside because of the UN general assembly this week. They were agreeing that is was a waste of time because it's just a bunch of diplomats arguing and clogging traffic, and that it's a security risk. "They should hold it somewhere there are no people instead of in the middle of Manhattan. Like Beirut," says the driver, and the passenger agrees, "Yeah they should do it in middle east where noone can get hurt if shit goes down". I've been silent the entire trip but finally I pipe up: "you know there are people in the middle east, right?" Awkward silence. "I mean, do it in the middle of the Sahara where there are no people..." the driver backpedals. Does he know Beirut and Manhattan have about the same population? Do people know that people everywhere can "get hurt"? This shit happens to me everyday. That's the problem with being brown and looking and sounding ambiguous. People will spout their bs freely in my presence until I'm forced to speak up for myself. I've had dear friends joke about bombing Iran and referring to middle eastern people as terrorists to my face. Once a day someone asks where I'm from and I say, "I'm Persian and I was born and raised in Australia", and every single time the person completely ignores the Persian part and tells me they wanna go to Australia someday. I've had white academics with graduate degrees inform me that I'm Australian, not Persian, as if to reassure me that I'm alright. All my friends have a solid group of friends who share their ethnicity/race, I only have my family who are all over the world. I moved to NYC because I felt at home here in the mix, and its much much better here than it was in Australia, but alas... It's everywhere and it's tiresome. That's why I shared those screenshots of the Elle article. It's saying, "Hey! We do exist! And we're not remotely how you imagined us to be. Suspend your ignorant illusions long enough to see the nuances of complex reality."
Real talk: yesterday I got in an Uber Pool and the driver was engaged friendly conversation with another passenger. I was heading to the Bronx. Driver took the Westside highway, and grumbled to the other passenger about avoiding the Eastside because of the UN general assembly this week. They were agreeing that is was a waste of time because it's just a bunch of diplomats arguing and clogging traffic, and that it's a security risk. "They should hold it somewhere there are no people instead of in the middle of Manhattan. Like Beirut," says the driver, and the passenger agrees, "Yeah they should do it in middle east where noone can get hurt if shit goes down". I've been silent the entire trip but finally I pipe up: "you know there are people in the middle east, right?" Awkward silence. "I mean, do it in the middle of the Sahara where there are no people..." the driver backpedals. Does he know Beirut and Manhattan have about the same population? Do people know that people everywhere can "get hurt"? This shit happens to me everyday. That's the problem with being brown and looking and sounding ambiguous. People will spout their bs freely in my presence until I'm forced to speak up for myself. I've had dear friends joke about bombing Iran and referring to middle eastern people as terrorists to my face. Once a day someone asks where I'm from and I say, "I'm Persian and I was born and raised in Australia", and every single time the person completely ignores the Persian part and tells me they wanna go to Australia someday. I've had white academics with graduate degrees inform me that I'm Australian, not Persian, as if to reassure me that I'm alright. All my friends have a solid group of friends who share their ethnicity/race, I only have my family who are all over the world. I moved to NYC because I felt at home here in the mix, and its much much better here than it was in Australia, but alas... It's everywhere and it's tiresome. That's why I shared those screenshots of the Elle article. It's saying, "Hey! We do exist! And we're not remotely how you imagined us to be. Suspend your ignorant illusions long enough to see the nuances of complex reality."
Doc, how do you say "I like you" in Filipino on August 2?
Edi #August2Kita ✌🏻😂
Doc, how do you say "I like you" in Filipino on August 2? Edi #August2Kita  ✌🏻😂
Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Cuisine on a Saturday night dinner with @topeuy sayang talaga walang Ox's Brain.
Congrats on your Basketball Championship 🏆 Papi! 💪🏻
#MisterKabab
#SpecialBeefCheloKabab
#Pizza
Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Cuisine on a Saturday night dinner with @topeuy sayang talaga walang Ox's Brain. Congrats on your Basketball Championship 🏆 Papi! 💪🏻 #MisterKabab  #SpecialBeefCheloKabab  #Pizza