"And to parents… it is your absolute responsibility, especially to your daughters, to compliment them. It’s not wrong of you to tell them ‘you are beautiful.’ You should tell them they’re beautiful. Because if they don’t hear that from you, they’re going to look to hear that from somebody else. Our girls have low self-esteem because nobody validates them — especially the fathers. The fathers, you have to go out of your way to compliment your daughters. And stop having the attitude that nothing they do is good enough. Stop talking down to them, it’s killing them. It’s killing them. In our deen we always talk about the rights of the parents, and they have rights. But they have responsibilities, too."

Nouman Ali Khan  (via milksheikh)

(Source: cineaesthesia)

antontarasyuk:

The best graffiti that i seen even,

"Never apologize for burning too brightly or collapsing into yourself every night. That is how galaxies are made."

Tyler Kent White (via theangrytherapist)

sombhatt:

Werner Bischof
INDIA. Bombay. The Bharat Natyam dancer getting ready for a performance. 1951.

sombhatt:

Werner Bischof

INDIA. Bombay. The Bharat Natyam dancer getting ready for a performance. 1951.

(Source: mohenjo-daro)

blindparastish:

Pakistani miniature Artist Khalid Saeed Butt

"Women have always been healers. They were the unlicensed doctors and anatomists of Western history. They were abortionists, nurses, and counselors. They were pharmacists, cultivating healing herbs and exchanging secrets of their uses. They were midwives, travelling from home to home and village to village. For centuries women were doctors without degrees, barred from books and lectures, learning from each other, and passing on experience from neighbor to neighbor and mother to daughter. They were called “wise women” by the people, witches or charlatans by the authorities. Medicine is part of our heritage as women, our history, our birthright."

Witches Midwives and Nurses: A History of Women Healers - Barbara Ehrenreich & Deirdre English (via studentmotherlife)