Samira Ahmed @sam_aye_ahmI recently unearthed the dusty tome that is my HS “Senior Will.”
And Holy Aquanet bangs! I’ve been on brand since 1989. 😂
For your #tbt enjoyment
* I will
-“POWER to the students”
** I will miss most
*** I plan to
- “Stay myself” pic.twitter.com/vlcMU206u2
dear #mswl deities please bless the inbox with teen samira's rebellion handbook, please
this 🔥🔥🔥 piece examines how writing for teens means being willing to engage with
-how they negotiate their limited power
-how they use social media to fortify + break down social hierarchies
-what in tarnation they're listening to these days
Fawzia Mirza @thefawzMuslim women - I’m developing a show about us. What would you like to see?????
intersectional muslims; joyful, largely unconfused muslims; muslims who aren't afraid to acknowledge and/or critique the problematic natures of many prominently accepted beliefs and practices within the community #mswl
Blythe Baird @blythe_bairdmy advice for sad teens:
do everything u can to avoid making sadness ur aesthetic!! if u attach too much of ur identity 2 melancholy, it makes it that much harder to relearn ur worth as something that lies outside the barrier of ur suffering.
I love u.
wow this hit me hard
also #mswl in some way? i don't even know how but this
this hit me hard
Netflix US @netflixWatch as @hasanminhaj get's "Queer Eye'd" by @TanFrance pic.twitter.com/40ISIArvNB
give me this hilarious 21st century intercontinental immigrant brown boy camaraderie friendship story navigating fashion, stereotypes, self-image issues and inside jokes asap I NEED IT #MSWL
Kaitlyn Greenidge @surlybasseyI feel so grateful for the women I've known who live wholly outside of the desire for male approval. They have male friends. They like men just fine. But they live entirely for themselves and I'm so grateful for those examples.
my kingdom for stories with protagonists like these, yesssss #mswl
andrea bennett @akkabahFor @Hazlitt, a piece two years in the making, I wrote about gender and the word “tomboy”: hazlitt.net/feature/betwee… pic.twitter.com/Gm7HCMiopc
i grew up embracing the term "tomboy" and its related aesthetics because it was the only way i had to express my rejection of traditional gender roles. this fantastic essay is probing, necessary, and calls into question why labels, while divisive, can be empowering as well. #MSWL