sometimes i’ll be sitting in class or out getting groceries and it will hit me that these two were younger than me when they fought in a war and died.
this song was stuck in my head today, and the video makes me long for summer and being able to wear SHORTS and sleeveless tops OUTSIDE and SUN. (I grew up in a tropical country. It was hot. every. day.)
COWORKER: I’m too hungover for this urghhh
ME: I’m too sober for this urgh
a nerdy desi muhajaba with her persian vigilante girlfriend fighting crime in some future middle east cosmopolitan city i don’t know man
pretty tired of people equating a lot of the names Black Americans give their kids, with being ghetto or ratchet. And really, it all seems to be targeted at Black girls and women. All of those names have roots spanning across various parts of Africa, Asia, and the Arab nations.
Since I obviously have to school the Original Poster, and the 90+ people who liked and reblogged this before me (including the person I’m reblogging this from); get out ya pens n notepads, kids..class is in session:
Laquisha is merely one of a handful of derivatives of the name LAKEISHA.
La - being just a prefix
Keisha - being the root name (and spelling) of Queisha. Ergo the name La-Queisha/Quisha
It’s a peculiar name overall, in that it bears multiple origins; African (Bangi/Bobangi and Swahili), Arabic, and Hebrew.
• In Bangi, Queisha means - ‘favourite’
• In Swahili, Lakeisha means - ‘favourite one’
• In Hebrew, Queisha is most likely the variant of KEZIA, meaning - ‘cassia tree’ CASSIA is the generic name for a variety of trees and shrubs, one of which produces cinnamon. So Queisha is often interpreted as meaning ‘cinnamon’, too.
Further still, it being Hebrew, affords it some Biblical roots. Kezia/Keziah was the name given to Job’s second daughter, who was born after his sufferings (Job 42:14). Interestingly, her name has been seen to symbolise female equality; since Job’s three daughters shared equally with their brothers, in their father’s inheritance (Job 42:15). This was against the custom of things back then. Women did not receive an inheritance, nor could widows claim their deceased husband’s assets. In short, Keziah and her two sisters represented freedom and equality for women, in a time when such a thing was unheard of.
• And in Arabic, Lakeisha means - ‘alive’ or ‘she who lives’
so before you dummies look down on us for our names, keep in mind that their roots date back further than where majority of your great-great-great grandparents can trace their lineage.
We are not jokes. We are not cognitively deficient. And we are certainly not here to appease your ridiculous standards and expectations for what a child’s name ‘should’ be. We are not ghetto, and our names are not rachet. Our names have meaning, and they have soul.
Perhaps next time you feel to make a joke at the expense of our culture, just keep in mind that you’re a lowkey racist for playing on racial stereotypes..and we ain’t really smiling bout’ that.
fucking buffy look at her furrowed brows like she cant braid hair and theres fucking xander not even fucking looking at the hair — just whippin out french braids like it aint nothin what the frick this show man seriously
#xander harris master of the braids #because he’s clearly been braiding willow’s hair their whole lives #now i’m picturing six year old xander braiding six year old willow’s hair and i’m not crying ur crying
when the monks rewrote history buffy could probably braid willow’s hair in this scene im just sayin
Amazing show tonight! @lindsaymendez and Alli Mauzey were spectacular!
on average menstruation starts at age 12
and ends at 52
40 years of periods
480 periods x average length of 5 days
that’s 2400 days of bleeding
6.58 years of blood
That’s so metal.
think of all the people you could drown in nearly 7 years worth of blood
7 Years Of Blood sounds like a deathcore band rock on ladies