im no longer going to open up to people, because they don’t listen with the intent of understanding. im not going to share my feelings to satisfy your curiosity.
ive finally found my voice and am in the process of becoming a better me. i dont want to waste my time telling secrets to friends only to have them thrown back in my face.
i can be really passive in real life and a huge push over, but its gotten really tiring having to let my emotions be regulated by people that dont even care.
when you feel brave in front of your friends
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I think the most painful realisation comes when you find that you cannot speak your mother tongue as well as you do the language of the land where you grew up. My English is evidence of this. When something as simple as a colour, or the name of an animal in your mother tongue leaves you dumb. Yesterday I could not find the world for ‘turtle’ in Somali, only after my mother reminded me, did I recall knowing it.
" mother tongue, Farah Gabdon (via thegabdonwrites)
We betray our mother tongues, for the languages of nations who will never fully accept us. We let the strangeness infest our mouths until we forget how to accommodate our original tongues.