28, Canadian, single mom, thrift/yard sale addict, beginning to embrace a more feminine, sophisticated style, looking to build a thrifty/vintage inspired home and meet people alike.
I struck up a conversation with him, and he casually mentioned that he was having trouble adjusting to Columbia, due to his “previous situation.” So I asked him to elaborate.
"I was born in Egypt," he said. "I worked on a farm until 3rd grade with no education. I came to the US for one year, started 4th grade, but was pulled out because my father couldn’t find work and returned to Egypt for a year. The first time I went to an actual school was middle school, but the whole school was in one classroom, and I was working as a delivery boy to help the family. It was illegal for me to be working that young, but I did. When I finally got into high school, my house burned down. We moved into a Red Cross Shelter, and the only way we could live there is if we all worked as volunteers. I got through high school by watching every single video on Khan Academy, and teaching myself everything that I had missed during the last nine years. Eventually I got into Queens College. I went there for two years and I just now transferred to Columbia on a scholarship provided by the New York Housing Association for people who live in the projects. It’s intimidating, because everyone else who goes to Columbia went to the best schools, and have had the best education their entire lives."
Props to him for being resilient
A fun little giveaway of some random stuff for my followers
How to enter: Re-blog this giveaway post. I am only counting the first re-blog. You must be following me to be eligible to win.
My current followers (as of today) are all automatically entered once to win ..because you are all awesome. A re-blog of this post will get you a second entry.
This giveaway ends on August 31st, 2013 at 9 pm
· Oral B Cross Action Rechargeable Electric Toothbrush
· Benefit Ultimate Sexy 6 Gift Set
· Crest 2 hour White Strips
· Revlon Expert Shapers Red Zebra Nail Files
· 2- Gillette Fusion Shave Creams
· Gillette Sensor 3 Disposable Razor Pack
· 3- Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm :
Flavors Grapevine, Peppermint and Pink Punch
· Victoria Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss in Red Alert
· Alba Lip Gloss in Pineapple Quench
· Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Rose Wine
· NYC Lipstick in Red Flame
· Tylenol Heat patch
· Thermacare Heat patch
· Lysol No Touch Hand Soap Dispenser and Soap Kit
· Goody Ouch less hair Elastics
· Gillette Venus with Olay Razor
· Sally Hanson Hard as Nails Top Coat
· Model co Eye shadow Duo in Bronzed Goddess
· Maybelline Eye shadow Single in Petal Pink
· Katy Perry Eyelashes: Darling Style
· 2-Johnson & Johnson mini first aid kits
· 2- Revlon Nail Art Strips in: Wild One and Flaming Fishnets
· Trim brand square tip tweezers
· Biore Nose Strips
· Biore Steam Activated Face Cleanser
· Victoria Secret Pink Body Mist - Warm and Cozy Scent
· Victoria Secret Smoky Eye Shadow Kit
· Got 2 Be Heat Hair Lotion
· Garnier Extra Strong Curl Sculpting cream
· Nair Spa Clay Facial Hair Remover
· Garnier Flat Iron Spray
· Ardell Dura Lash Flair Singles
· Revlon Nail Clippers with catch
· Blistex Lip Balm
· BVLGARI - Travel Size body wash gel
· Victoria Secret Hello Darling body lotion
· Cover Girl Perfect Point Black Eye Liner Pencil
All of these items are unopened in the package. Most of them I’ve picked up for free ( or mostly free) while doing some couponing. Some were gifts that I’ve just never used.
Good Luck !
I love this image so much.
I’ve seen some women who are offended by this and say it’s ridiculous that her cleavage is showing and things of that sort.
Personally, I think it’s great.
Why should we have an image of a women with her hair tied up and flexing her muscles like she’s a man? (not that that isn’t great too!) In a way it suggests that when our hair is down, our breasts are visible and we wear (GASP) lipstick, we’re somehow lesser than men? We can do it! We can be feminine and successful.
You see what I’m saying here, ladies?
You don’t have to lose your femininity. Being feminine is great. Being masculine is great. Strength is not limited to one way of being.
BAD GIRLS DO IT WELL
The Gulabi gang is a group of women vigilantes active across North India. It is named after the pink saris worn by its members. The group was founded as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Gulabis visit abusive husbands and beat them with bamboo sticks. In 2008, they stormed an electricity office and forced officials to restore the power they had cut to extract bribes. The Gulabis have also stopped child marriages and protested dowry and female illiteracy.
Will never not reblog Gulabi gang.
gabi…you are sex. that is all.
EVERYONE gets niqab and burka the wrong way round in the West. And when it’s large media organisations, it’s really inexcusable.
I can admit I don’t always get these right, and that really is inexcusable. For everyone. Rebbloging because becoming educated on these differences cannot hurt.