My name is Christine. When I created this blog, that is not the name I went by, however, that is the name that I have grown into. This growth has consisted of breaking free of the confines of the self-perceptions that I believed for years. I now live each day discovering myself, creating myself, and accepting myself.
for the record
“jihad” literally means “the spiritual struggle within oneself against sin”
and the Qur’an has multiple passages directly opposing
- killing innocent people (Qur’an 5: 32)
- killing children (Qur’an 6: 151)
- prejudice against a group of people (Qur’an 5: 8)
- sexism (Qur’an 49: 13)
- racism (Qur’an 30: 22)
so let’s all agree that “muslim” and “terrorist” are antonyms and radical islam is exactly as dangerous as radical groups of any religion
why is the great gatsby required reading but not the color purple?
some white dude falling in love with some dumb white chick and them dying happens all of the time in literature
you know what doesn’t happen all of the time in literature?
southern black lesbians during the early 1900s
Nine: I think I was in love once.
Ten: Really? What was her name?
Nine: Her name was Rose.
Ten: Doctor, we all love Rose.
Nine: I love Rose because she's fantastic. She always knew just what to say and she made me better.
Ten: Oh, yes! Rose was brilliant. All soft and warm and clever and so very human.
Eleven: I love River!
Eleven: I love Clara!
Ten: Doctor, are you just looking at girls in the universe and saying that you love them?
Eleven: I love... fez.
Ten: Do you really love fez, or are you just saying that because you saw it?
Eleven: I - I love fez! I love fez.