My Niqab, My Pride, My Dignity

“You call me radical, extremist, terrorist, fundamentalist, but Allah names me as a Muslim, and that is enough for me.” -Anonymous

Bagi saya.. Bercadar itu nggak butuh pengakuan. Nggak butuh harus disenyumin semua orang. Nggak butuh harus diterima oleh semua kalangan. Nggak butuh harus dipandang baik dan jauh dari kesan membahayakan.

Dari awal bercadar delapan tahun yang lalu, berbagai reaksi terhadap kehadiran sepotong kain bernama cadar ini sudah sering saya alami. Dari mulai dilihatin bagai alien lewat di jalan, dipandang dengan tatapan sinis, bahkan sampai dikatain ninja..

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The Unloved Children of Narcissistic Parents

A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.” – Naomi Wolf.

There are many types of unconditional love. And a parent’s love, is definitely one of them. But sadly, there are some types of parents who only love themselves, above anything in this world. Include their children.

A type of parents who has an ego problem. Narcissists. They teach their children that love is very conditional. They feel superior to everyone else, specifically to their children.

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Thoughts, Terrorism, and Social Media

“Tidak semua teroris bertugas di lapangan, ada juga yang bertugas di media sosial.” – @krishnamurti_91

Ketika pagi ini membaca kutipan di atas, langsung terpikir, iya juga sih. Banyak akun-akun yang menebar kebencian dan penyimpangan pola pikir mereka di media sosial. Bukan berupa nasehat ya, tapi hate speech tanpa dasar ilmu yang jelas.

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The Most Precious Gift

Some people say.. Love and affection are only about material things.

It’s love, when you buy them expensive stuffs, nice car, fantastic jewelry or take them overseas, travel to the prestigious places around the world.

It’s love, when you ask them to hang out in a luxurious lounge, or always pay their bills with all the money you have.

But little did they know, cinta dan pengorbanan, tak hanya soal materi. Ketika seseorang menghadiahkan kita suatu benda yang kasat mata, suatu saat nanti, mungkin kita bisa membalas dengan memberikannya hal yang serupa. Bahkan sama persis.

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Living The Life You Love

Dulu, jaman baru kenal internet, baru punya akun sosmed, baru punya teman-teman di dunia virtual..

Segala apa aja dishare. Tiap singgah ke suatu tempat, langsung check in. Tiap makan sesuatu, langsung cekrek cekrek, upload. Tiap mau ngapain, “laporan” dulu sama temen-temen di sosmed. Tiap ada yang request as friend, main terima aja tanpa pikir panjang.

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