Brown Bodies

screen-shot-2017-06-19-at-6-22-00-pm-e1497922610173.png Why is it that the death of POC will never cause the same uproar as the death of whites? I’m outraged at the fact that the countries that we all live in do not value us but instead have learned to deflect our people. We are a part of this society. This is our country too. A 17 year old Muslim girl was murdered simply for being Muslim and no media outlet dared to say that this was a hate-crime. A man in a van hit a crowd of people leaving the mosque after prayer yelling “I want to  kill all Muslims” in London and still wasn’t deemed a terrorist. Now imagine this happening to people coming out of a church. The reaction will never be the same. This disgusting violent behavior is swept under the rug against Muslims every single day. Islamophobia has spread like wild fire among our nations and instead of condemning this sick ideology our leaders are the ones fueling it. We face the fear of not being safe anywhere we go, whether it’s in this country or the country our parents are from. We are never safe.

If you or someone you know has been harassed, assaulted or threatened with harm, it is crucial that you report such acts and threats of violence to law enforcement. If you have an incident to report, please contact Muslim Advocates to Counter Anti-Muslim hate at 415-692-4932.

The Complexity of Myself

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I have traveled through different worlds
My flesh has touched many galaxies
It has maps of old tracings
That could make constellations jealous
My tongue has spoken languages that have been extinct
And my body has roamed through exotic realms
That turn your very perception into stardust
I’ve dipped deep into the unknowns of the sea
The darkness always welcomed me
These eyes know colors that don’t exist
They have made paintings out of gray
My mind has surpassed the physics of our being
It’s wandered into dimensions only God speaks about

So what makes you think you could understand me?

-MK