Beaches and Dreams

Earlier this summer I went to the beach with some friends… it was the best beach trip I’ve ever been on! I’ve had bad experiences as a hijabi – not knowing what to wear that wouldn’t draw too much attention or that would be comfortable to swim in and quick-drying. This time before we went, we made it a point to take a shopping trip the week before. We got silky leggings and long tops and went on our way 🙂 I didn’t feel self-conscious at all and that’s because the company was so amazing. I didn’t care so much for the beach before, but I’ve found a new love.

I OWN THE BEACH, SUCKAS!
POCAHONTAS PANCAKES
Mohammad after lunch, ready to surf the waves
LOVE THESE GIRLS. Coworkers/Friends/Homies
my standard don’t-give-a-shit pose
Mazin flyin’ high on the shore
I ran into Saira and Sara, my two college friends, while at Pocahontas restaurant! SMALL WORLD, INDEED. They tried to hug me when they were soaked and my clothes had already dried. Eep!
Trying to get a bird’s eye view of the sand 😉

DC Mipsterz | A Very Mipsterz Xmas

Saturday Night –

Tamana is a makeup GURU; God bless her.
Tamana, my partner in crime & meee
took complete advantage of the penthouse restrooms, and we don’t care
Don’t let that smile fool you
clique-y
oh, you didn’t know? locker rooms are FUN.
oxford rules: selfie
I RSVP’d to two parties in one night… UGLY SWEATERS, no curfews, graduations, and high school reunions
ARE YOU TIRED OF RED YET?
Mipsterz isn’t really about anything too crazy, for those interested. Tamana and I walked into the room not knowing ANYONE. We didn’t see a single familiar face. It really didn’t matter for long… we were up and socializing and snacking on delicious sweets, and really just getting to know a bunch of really great people. Everyone was so openminded and to me, that’s what a real Mipster is. Mipster isn’t about the way you dress, or about your social status. It’s about who you are and how willing you are to let your real self shine. It’s so important to be an individual and to be comfortable in your own skin. We need to start supporting our community members and making some REAL progress in introducing Islam to those who don’t yet know about it. How can we do that if we’re too busy bashing one another within our own faith?? Seems ridiculous when I write it down… Seems completely counterproductive. Let’s focus on what’s important, and have a little fun while we’re at it. Open your mind, extend your hand, and be YOU.
xx