Speaking Of Salaam.

fight for forgiveness. learn to love.

this blog is to serve as a platform of addressing various experiences that require forgiveness, peace, and reconciliation. Personal stories, outlets, and issues will be posted and you are encouraged to share.

Check This Out. Offer yourself the time. Give yourself permission to be moved by something new. This is your journey after all, and it was you who stumbled upon this website. The universe obviously wants you to look at this.

Thank You.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie quotables...

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This made tear up for real.

And we all know the answer…

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"These five inspiring 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO Awards Laureates have a message to share with the world: Science is for everyone, and if they can do it, so can you!"

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“Every time someone says we don’t need feminism anymore, things like this come to mind. Due to insufficient dowry this young girl’s husband lacerated her face with a razor blade.” (Gwalior - India) - ph. Adrian Fisk

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"And as things fell apart, nobody paid much attention."

Recent picture taken in Gaza.

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Today marks the inaugural United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. 

Every year, millions of women, men and children are enslaved and trafficked for profit. On this day, July 30, we want to raise our voices for the voiceless and give hope to the survivors of human trafficking. 

Join the cause. #IGiveHope


Never trust a person who can’t gracefully accept that they shouldn’t say certain words due to violent histories of those said words

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When did he stop treating you like a princess? 

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How one blind, deaf man experienced World Cup

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Brazilian sign language instructor Hélio Fonseca de Araújo simply wanted to watch Brazil’s opening World Cup opening match with his friend, Carlos. And thanks to a bit of ingenuity and a homemade field, the unimaginable has become reality.

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Coca-Cola 2nd Lives - Video

Now this is what you call innovation, this is recycling at it’s finest.

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A state minister from Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has described rape as a “social crime”, saying “sometimes it’s right, sometimes it’s wrong”, in the latest controversial remarks by an Indian politician about rape. Full story here

Women in Uttar Pradesh protest against the state goverment after two cousins aged 12 and 14 were raped and hanged. Photograph: Hindustan Times/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

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Common - The Dreamer (feat. Maya Angelou)

"Once you find your shoulders dropping
And your speech gets slow and hazy
You better change your way of being
Before you found your brain got lazy
You can build a better future when you join the winning team
If you desire a bright tomorrow, you must build a brighter dream
Dare to let your dreams reach beyond you
Know that history holds more than it seems
We are here alive today because our ancestors dared to dream
From Africa they lay in the bilge of slave ships
And stood half naked on auction blocks
From eastern-Europe they crowded in vessels overloaded with immigrants
And were mis-named on Ellis island
From South America and Mexico, from Asia, they labored in sweat shops
From all over the world, they came to America
Many shivering in rags, and still they dared to dream
Let us dream for today and for tomorrow
Let us dare to dream”

                 - Maya Angelou


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"One fun fact I learned while on the air with Keith Olbermann was that humans on the Internet are scumbags. People say children are cruel, but I was never made fun of as a child or an adult. Suddenly, my disability on the world wide web is fair game. I would look at clips online and see comments like, "Yo, why’s she tweakin?" "Yo, is she retarded?" And my favorite, "Poor Gumby-mouth terrorist. What does she suffer from? We should really pray for her." One commenter even suggested that I add my disability to my credits: screenwriter, comedian, palsy."

Maysoon Zayid on TEDWomen (x)

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