I will NOT allow anyone to tell me where i am from.
I will choose where i belong. I am sick of being asked where i am from and when i answer:
“I’m a New-Zealander.” They say, “Yeah but where are you ORIGINALLY from?”
When i say “I am Iraqi” they say, “But you’re not really fully from there.”
When i say, “I am Syrian.” they say, “No thats where your mum is from.”
And when i say, “I am Egyptian.” they say, “Quarter of your blood is not your blood at all.”
And when i finally give up and say, “I am a citizen of this world.” they say, “Man she thinks she is superior, she is way up herself.”
I will not allow a single human being decide what i call home and what i identify myself as.
If i say Jannah/Heaven is my home, then so be it, because you are nothing in my life to judge me.
I am filisteen, masr, sooriya, jordon, 3ira8, tunisia, algeria, libya, afghanistan, pakistan, tajikstan, i am the rohingya, i am me.
I am a Muslim, i am an Arab and i am proud and if you want to know where i belong then i belong to wherever it is you belong, because darling if we really look at ourselves then we dont belong to one specific label, unless it is the label of humanity and I, sir, am a human!
Short post, but nothing more to say, heres to all the half cast internationals out there, i feel you.
May Allah bless you all ,
A fed up teenager