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Mehek. 20. Graduating college this year. I have opinions and they're all here, so read.

I'm an Indian American Immigrant(First Gen), and a Cisgender Lesbian trying to re-connect with Hinduism and learn Hindi.

I like books, video games, writing and politics.
Find me on the internet at:
mehekwrites.wordpress.com
makeupbymehek.wordpress.com
videshimagazine.com

twinkleofafadingstar:

white girls can’t wear bindis because in sixth grade one time i was dropped off at school by my aunt who was wearing a bindi at the time and some girl’s mom whispered to her friend how she would never let her daughter play with me because my family had probably been happy about 9/11 and then four years later that daughter showed up to school wearing a bindi as part of her “”“boho”“” look

fight me

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redtemplo:

micdotcom:

India replaces the Ice Bucket Challenge with the much more sustainable Rice Bucket Challenge 

After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”

It’s fairly simpleFollow micdotcom

Go off x1000000

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freshest-tittymilk:

portraits-of-america:

     “I got both of them from local shelters. When I got her in 2006, the staff told me she was a shepherd husky. I go to the dog park, I’m meeting people with shepherd husky mixes, and they look nothing like her. I get in my car, I’m driving, I look in the rearview mirror, I see these eyes and I’m like, I’ve got a wolf in my car. Then, when she was 10-months old, there was a shepherd breeder and trainer in the dog park, and at the end of the lesson, the trainer came up to me and asked, ‘What kind of dog is that?’ And I’m thinking, Shepherd husky. You should know, you are a breeder. She said, ‘That’s a wolf.’” 

Bethlehem, PA

 

Thats mildly hilarious

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yainterrobang:

LIST OF THE WEEK: TEN LARGER-THAN-LIFE SCHOOLS
We all wish for our Hogwarts letters, but as many of us head back to school, check out some of these larger-than-life academies. For more fun lists and all things YA lit, visit our website, follow us here and on Twitter, and subscribe to our weekly newsletter!

I would make a stong argument that the “i’d tell you I love you, but then I’d have to kill you” series is more middle grade than YA. Like,8th grade middle grade, working it’s way into 9th grade. 

I wish there were more ways to classify books by age, because Young adult means books for the 13-19 crowd, and the life experience of a 13 year old vs a 16 year old vs. a 19 year old are VERY different.

Just a thought. Still a good book at whatever age lol 

theamazingindi:

extendedburning:

godtxt:

please do not let ferguson die out like everything else big does. do not let this die out. do not let this continue on for three days and then everyone forget about it. do not let this happen.

queue this post up 3 days from now, a week from now, a month from now, a month from then. make sure even if you forget your blog will remember.

the fact i’m seeing reblogs slow down despite the fact there is still news breaking is concerning

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College costs so much fucking money and it’s awful. I don’t care how you’re paying for school, it shouldn’t cost 30,000 dollars to exist for 4 years, only to be faced with shitty prospects is BS. Public college should be free. . I would much rather pay slightly increased taxes then watch another generation of kids economically crumble because tuition has been raised again. 

Stay with Me- Sam Shepard

So my very good friend is about 10 years older than me and has 3 little kids(7, 5 and 3). On monday’s, I watch the youngest one, and then will go with my friend to pick up her older two kids. This song came on the radio, and the littlest one, clearly, loudly, happily, sang the chorus. And I nearly started crying.

Long time followers will know I have suffered with depression and anxiety for a LONG time. I was suicidal, self harming, dealing with an eating disorder, and was so anxious I was having panic attacks all the time. 

The last year or so, I’ve finally managed to sort out my mental health issues. Do I still experience depression and anxiety? YES. These are not things that go away, but can be well managed. 

But that little 3 year old girl singing the chorus of this song is what made me realize that I survived. I survived all of it, and I am now thriving. I’m about to graduate college. I have a life, and career, and hope for the future. I have friends who love me, and a partner who is stunning, radiant and amazing, and whom I love very much. 

Her singing “stay with me,” over and over again made me realize I stayed. And I’m here and I’m happy and I’m excited about life. I’m so grateful for everything in my life. I am so grateful that I moved to this beautiful little town, to this university, and got the chance to start my life over. 

I don’t think I’ve ever been happier. I don’t just feel like I’m going to make it, I know I will make it. 

hermione + text posts

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bob’s burgers is everything that family guy isn’t. 

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tardistoaster:

raydelblau:

benedictedcumberbabeof221:

petition for the next companion to not be a white girl in her 20s who crushes on the Doctor 

petition for the next companion to be a grumpy chinese-american grandma who complains about plot-holes and knits the doctor horrific time-travel-themed sweaters to wear when she thinks it’s cold out (most of the time)

reblogging because this is the best idea ever

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sapphicnymph:

This should worry you. This fight is far from over, we can’t start strong and simply not finish

(via mental-wellness)

North Florida is wild.

I made some chicken curry and quinoa for my gf and roommate, and they enjoyed it. 

Here’s what you will need:

  • Chicken(I got tenders, they’re cheap and easy to cook)
  • red onion
  • broccoli
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder 
  • onion powder
  • curry powder
  • 1 can coconut milk(lite)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • quinoa 
  • olive oil
  • crushed garlic
  1. put quinoa in a pot, 1 cup of quinoa to two cups water, with a little olive oil. Cook for 20 minutes on medium high heat on the stove.
  2. Chop chicken tenders into small bit sized bits and season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Toss into a pan with a little olive oil. Add about a tablespoon of curry powder over top, and toss till cooked through
  3. Chop broccoli and add to the pan with chicken
  4. sweat onions in a smaller pan on a third burner with some olive oil on medium high heat
  5. Add 1 can lite coconut milk to the chicken and broccoli. add another two table spoons of curry powder, a little Chili powder, a little onion powder, and a little salt Stir together
  6. Add onions to the chicken, and incorporate. Let it simmer away for a little bit of time, and add more curry powder(1 tbpn)
  7. By this point, your quinoa should be cooked(at about 20 minutes it should be done and all the water will be absorbed). 
  8. Plate and enjoy

I used 1 cup of quinoa and 4 chicken tenders and it served 3 people, with enough left over for 1 more serving together plus more quinoa for salads. You can definitely use more or less broccoli, chicken, seasoning, whatever. I like a strong flavor, so this works for me. You can sub the quinoa for rice, but the quinoa has a lot of protein that rice doesn’t. This high protein and veggie dish is great, and is done in less that 30 minutes including prep, which is awesome

shakethecobwebs:

cuntyspice:

Imagine if nicki had actual fat girls in her video tho

imagine if that all about that bass girl had actual fat girls in her video though

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

It’s a tense night in Ferguson, but luckily no outbreak of violence. 

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