Assalamualaykum
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بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم..
May Allah always keep us on the straight path.. aamiin ..

♥ adella ♥ Indonesia ♥
“Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you’re not willing to move your feet.”
“And if your daughter came to you, crying with hunger, would you tell her no? Would you tell her she is too fat, she wants to much, she must shrink into society? No.
Then why would you tell yourself the exact same thing? You are somebody’s daughter.”
“إذا تم العقل نقص الكلام
The smarter you get the less you speak”

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

Do not entomb her in a pretty pink tower
and insist that only the degree of her physical appeal
may set her free.
Teach her to fight her way out,
to consume books and spit knowledge
to lesser boys who insist she is just beautiful
and nothing more.

Teach her to love her body
not to manipulate and put a price tag on herself
as a defined worth
she shall be immeasurable
she shall be more than this.

Do not let her break herself down
when the boy in kindergarden hits her
because he likes her.
What are you really teaching her?
Pain and love are not synonymous
neither are pretty and perfection.

Teach her to be kind
to be harsh
to be demure
to be wild
to be sensitive
to be thick-skinned

But good god,

Do not teach your daughters to be ‘pretty.’

“How scary it is
to learn how to trust yourself
all over again.
To stand at the cliff,
look over the edge,
and really see all of the damage
you have done to yourself.
You are believing in your ability
to step back and move along.
You are believing in your ability
to love yourself again.”