I recently had the privilege of meeting renowned Australian TED Talk speaker, Yassmin Abdel-Magied. Looking at that gorgeous feature photo of her, what kind of person do you think she is?
An oppressed woman trudging through the world wearing colorful scarves to alleviate her every day pain of being a woman? Is she a musician? An artist? An activist?
What good has ever come from giving up on your dreams because some idiot says you aren’t capable enough? Think about it. There are numerous celebrities out there who were bullied in high school, but they managed to take that pain and turn their lives around. My favorite comedian now, Hasan Minhaj, seems to be living the life. And he is. But this fruitful career didn’t pop out of thin air. He had to work hard for it, and often with criticism from four sides.
Even if your dream isn’t very practical,that doesn’t mean you should toss your goals and aspirations out the window. Having a backup plan or side career may be beneficial for financial support during the process. Fight through the pick. I guarantee the struggle provides fulfillment in its own wondrous ways.
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I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I feel a little down when I think of my future career and competing with myself to get better at what I do. I strive to become a successful scarf-wearing news anchor on national television and a well-known YouTuber. I want to improve my speaking/interviewing skills and be able to influence the way in which the news is portrayed. I don’t want it to seem like I am biased in any way just because I openly represent my faith through the way I dress. I want to make it easier for those Muslim women who think they can’t get a job because of their religion and the way they dress. I want to be the best reporter I can be and improve on my filming skills. Those are my career goals. It is up to you guys, my lovely followers to view my videos, help me improve my content by commenting on what you did/didn’t like, subscribe, and share my link to your friends. I truly love every one of you who has supported me in this way 😘.
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Throughout the years, I have been changing my mind regarding what I want to do with my life, and identifying who I really am. The change is never going to end, but I have gotten a pretty good sense of my responses to those two questions. When I feel like I am stagnant and not moving forward, I like to watch motivational videos from successful people so I can understand the struggles they went through. It cheers me up and convinces me that hard work will always pay off if you don’t give up easily. There will be crises along the way, but you have to remain unstoppable on this winding journey.
Check out this “Draw My Life” video by famous YouTuber Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman. She has nearly 10 million subscribers and she has literally been all over the world, chilling with her best friend celebrities and politicians worldwide. If she can reach the stars, so can we. I hope this video helps out at least one person.
What is your life story? Comment down below, and maybe I will do a “Draw My Life” too.
And…I am back with the last day *weeps* of my quote challenge. I hope I have inspired at least one of you folks reading my blog.
Here are the rules:
- 3 quotes each day
- Nominate 3 nominees each day
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Inform the nominees
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Today’s quotes are:
“Look for something positive in each day, even if some days you have to look a little harder.” – Anonymous
“Be bold and shameless. If you don’t make an effort to be known, no one will care enough to get to know you either.” -Rafa Farihah
“F.E.A.R has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours.” -Zig Ziglar
The 3 nominees for today are….. *drumroll*
Andrea, Anisa, and An Ordinary Story !
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Young reporter Janna Jihad, 10, sets an example for all of us. She saw evil so she set out to inform the world about it, hoping it will provoke us to make change. This girl has a spark like no other. She is a dreamer, but she takes action. I believe it is possible for her to go to Harvard to study journalism and she will get that position at CNN or Fox.
Pray for the struggling souls in Palestine. No human deserves to die that way.
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This video never fails to give me the chills. These bright girls should be an inspiration to all of us. Fight for your right to speak and express yourself in any form. Speak your heart and mind, but don’t forget to treat others as you would be treated yourself. Respect and be respected.
Today’s post was inspired by The Daily Prompt: Angry
Today’s post was inspired by The Daily Prompt : Mask
Help stop child abuse, a serious issue prevalent in societies across the world, not just in third-world countries. Here are some measures you can take to prevent this.
I sit on my bed asking myself,
What I did to deserve this smothering
sensation I feel when he is tense.
When I look into his eyes every morning,
I don’t recognize him as daddy, but someone else.
Today’s post was inspired by The Daily Prompt: Angry
All humans are designed to have the same basic needs and desires. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, apart from biological needs, we crave emotional support, positive interpersonal relationships, and self-actualization. Why should these needs be any different for people who are disabled in one or more aspects of their lives? Everyone is beautiful to someone (apart from family). Sometimes we just forget that, and lower our self-esteem. Sometimes we hear that we are incapable of reaching a goal, and that stops us from trying. Don’t ever look down on yourself because you have just as much potential to follow you dream, as the person right next to you. Some people may need an extra push to get started, but once they have that support, they can move mountains.
This really makes you reevaluate your views…
No matter where you are from, how underdeveloped or terrible the circumstances, don’t ever let society tell you “You can’t do anything great in your life.” We are all capable of creating futures for ourselves, even if it means overriding our ego to ask for help. Never be ashamed of the people who raised you and brought you where you are in life. One day, when you are successful, you will proudly show the world your background and inspire everyone else who have it harder than you, to persevere. You can show them that they too have a chance of succeeding.