You are not a bad person for still loving someone who isn’t right for you. You are not a bad person for not loving someone who loves you. You are not a bad person for having no time to love anyone. You are not a bad person because you love someone you can’t ever have. You are not a bad person for being unsure about who you want to give your love to. You do not have a rotten heart because your heart is not the source of your love.

Your love is not a pre programmed biological organ formed in the womb. It is a thing you learn and grow inside of you for your entire life. If it isn’t working right, you will not die. Your love is not a mathatical formula with a set number of steps and a defined outcome. You can’t add elements together to create it. You can’t rub it out like an errant pencil mark.

You are not a bad person for being confused about all of that and how you fit into it all.

You are human.

You are human and you are beautiful and you just need to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and let go.

Kristen Fiore // Notes to Self (via lesbian-a-la-mode)
One woman, Inam, 55, an Iraqi Christian woman forced to flee her home, told Global Post that IS members manning checkpoints outside of Mosul took not only valuables, but also her medication — even going as far as confiscating water bottles from the family’s children.

In furthering their warped vision of a state, members of the group have even gone as far as raping Christian women. In one horrifying instance, a man committed suicide after watching jihadists rape his daughter and wife.
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At least 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say
According to the UN The number of displaced Palestinians in Gaza is now more than double the peak number from the 2009/9 conflict. via the Guardin Live Blog

newsflick:

At least 15 people were killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza came under fire, Gazan health officials say

According to the UN The number of displaced Palestinians in Gaza is now more than double the peak number from the 2009/9 conflict. via the Guardin Live Blog

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