TALES FROM A HIJABI FOOTBALLER

I smash assumptions.

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UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw

theworldsgame:

Group A - Atletico Madrid, Juventus, Olympiakos, Malmo
Group B - Real Madrid, FC Basel, Liverpool, Ludogorets
Group C - Benfica, Zenit St. Petersburg, Bayer Leverkeusen, Monaco
Group D - Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Galatasaray, Anderlecht
Group E - Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow, Manchester City, Roma
Group F - Barcelona, Paris St. Germain, Ajax, Apoel Nicosia
Group G - Chelsea, Schalke 04, Sporting, Maribor
Group H - Porto, Shaktar Donetsk, Athletic Bilbao, Bate Borisov

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humansofnewyork:

"What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?""I have to be strict to help them improve. But if I’m strict, they think I’m against them."(Kampala, Uganda)

humansofnewyork:

"What’s your greatest struggle as a teacher?"
"I have to be strict to help them improve. But if I’m strict, they think I’m against them."

(Kampala, Uganda)

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What I Will- by Suheir Hammad

I will not
dance to your war
drum. I will
not lend my soul nor
my bones to your war
drum. I will
not dance to your
beating. I know that beat.
It is lifeless. I know
intimately that skin
you are hitting. It
was alive once
hunted stolen
stretched. I will
not dance to your drummed
up war. I will not pop
spin beak for you. I
will not hate for you or
even hate you. I will
not kill for you. Especially
I will not die
for you. I will not mourn
the dead with murder nor
suicide. I will not side
with you nor dance to bombs
because everyone else is
dancing. Everyone can be
wrong. Life is a right not
collateral or casual. I
will not forget where
I come from. I
will craft my own drum. Gather my beloved
near and our chanting
will be dancing. Our
humming will be drumming. I
will not be played. I
will not lend my name
nor my rhythm to your
beat. I will dance
and resist and dance and
persist and dance. This heartbeat is louder than
death. Your war drum ain’t
louder than this breath.

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