صفية | ѕαfιуα@_safiya11

“Refugees are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, children, with the same hopes and ambitions as us - except that a twist of fate has bound their lives to a global refugee crisis on an unprecedented scale.” — Khaled Hosseini
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• 68.5 million individuals displaced worldwide
• More than half are children
• 44,500 people per day seek refuge
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📸: Leitchuor Refugee Camp just before its closure and mass relocation of its ~50,000 South Sudanese refugee inhabitants.
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#worldrefugeeday #worldrefugeeweek #crisis #asylum #tragic #children #nochoice #refugees #nowmorethanever #tbthursday #ethiopia #realshit


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•Pick up the phone
•Dial: (202) 224-3121
•State your zip code
•When connected say “I live in (_____) and I support SB3036.”
•Hang up
•SB3036 is the Keep Families Together Act and you just officially supported it.

#children #trauma #asylumseekers #SB3036 #protest #speakout #childrenincages #humanrights #unamerican #impeachtrump #silenceiscomplicity #truth #justice #childabuse #racism #hate #xenophobia #immigration #familiesbelongtogether

ASYLUM IS NOT A CRIME


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The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath. It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
'Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes
The thronèd monarch better than his crown.
His scepter shows the force of temporal power,
The attribute to awe and majesty
Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings;
But mercy is above this sceptered sway.
It is enthronèd in the hearts of kings;
It is an attribute to God Himself;
And earthly power doth then show likest God's
When mercy seasons justice. Therefore,
Though justice be thy plea, consider this:
That in the course of justice none of us
Should see salvation. We do pray for mercy,
And that same prayer doth teach us all to render
The deeds of mercy....
— William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice


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Of course no #FathersDay shout out would be complete without mentioning this guy...Harlem’s most #prolific #catdaddy and #father to triple digits! His #epic days of #procreation might be over but he still has the #jowels to show for it! 😻



#GentlemanBob #gingercat #mrcheeks #closeup #handsomecat #chubbycheeks #thatface #thatgaze #gangstacat #harlemcat #tomcat #feral #ig_cats #rescue #foster #adoptdontshop #savelives #coolcat #bigboy #alphamale #fostercat #rescuecat #brooklyn


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#saturdaze #vibin and #relaxin on this #gorgeous day 🤩


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I have no idea why the #onlypic I took after 2.5 weeks in #Belarus was of the beautiful #paintedbottles #decorating the walls at a #spanishrestaurant ⁉️ I spent a large chunk of the dinner here lobbying people to order the paella for two with me and harassing the waiter to sell me a few of the bottles, neither of which was successful. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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#lostfiles #tbthursday #colorhunters #ihavethisthingwithcolor #minsk #livecolorfully #rainbow #wonderfulworld #flashesofdelight #postitfortheaesthetic #petitejoys #traveldiaries #postcardsfromtheworld #travel #mytinyatlas #boholovers #abmlifeiscolorful #interiors #details #decor #bottlepainting #thatsdarling #instadecor #pursuepretty #thatcolorproject


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#tbt - Thank you @shutterfly for reminding me of this pic and one of the most breathtaking moments from the first time I traveled alone. It’s a welcome relief from the horror that usually accompanies the “your memories from x years ago today” emails. Every single one of those emails before this one has left me bewildered by how cringeworthy my fashion, beauty and life choices were. For example, plucking off 99% of my eyebrows and replacing them with sperm-shaped lines above my eyes instead.😦 My selection of “club attire” during the mid 2000’s.😩 The orange lipstick meets blue and pink eyeshadow to complement a lime green shirt look.🤭That one night I was heavily intoxicated and fell asleep with no pants but one shoe on while hugging a bowl of popcorn...🤦🏻‍♀️

In any case, it’s been a long time since I’ve visited the islands, mostly because getting there from the East Coast isn’t like the chill ride from Cali. But these pics couldn’t have come at a better time. Hawaii baby I cannot wait to see you again...
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#lostfiles #hardtobeat #myfavoriteplace #impossiblybeautiful #vacationtime #forests #beaches #serene #goodfood #goodpeople #goodvibes #alohaoutdoors #hawaiistagram #hawaiinei #purplelight #reflection_shotz #sopeaceful #fingerprintofGOD #oldgrowth #roots #forestwalk #maui #roadtohana #forestmagic #treemagic #treeoflife #majestic_earth_ #thriving #abundantlife


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In case you needed some Monday motivation, here you go…

I recently got into a debate about persistence and it reminded me of this photo, which I took during a time in my life when I was “looking for signs.” I validated my search with this virtual token of “evidence;” it was the wallpaper on my phone for ages. In hindsight, however, this was just confirmation bias - the tendency to interpret new evidence as confirmation of one's existing beliefs and ignoring everything else.

I actually should’ve stopped persisting long before this picture was taken. At the time, letting go, acceptance, or walking away auto-corrected itself to failure/quitting in my head, neither of which I have any tolerance for. When I saw cracks in my own logic, I quickly filled them up with my “sense of duty” or “loyalty” or other types of noise and excuses humans have invented to alleviate the fear of the unknown and/or making the wrong choice(s).

In economics, the Sunk Cost Fallacy explains the tendency of people to irrationally follow through on an activity that is not meeting their expectations because of the time and/or money they have already spent on it. The more you invest, the more emotionally attached you get and the harder it is to let go and cut your losses. Resources spent + “potential” future value become the engine of flawed decision-making, when in reality the investments you’ve already made and continue to make have zero real value. Like money, energy is currency.

So yes, persist until you succeed, but only if you’ve been brutally honest with yourself and are 100% sure your persistence isn’t simply a cover-up for the fear of letting go. Because while quieting the ego, having strong self-worth, understanding fear, practicing empathy and acting out of service to your own truth are really, really hard, they provide enormous returns on investment.


#energy #currency #investment #confirmationbias #sunkcost #lettinggo #economics #economia #roi #theory #fear #flawed #motivational #decisionmaking #choices #signs #succeed #persistence #motivationmonday #fleamarket #pacificcoasthighway #roadside #trinkets #treasures #analogy #logic #truth #wisdom #wealth #failforward


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