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Mona Ahmed  I am always down for breakfast, love photos, and am proud of my Egyptian roots~ Here's to being cliche and indulging in music, friends and coffee!

Sadness, like a well burrows intimately into the earth’s flesh. The skies of my city are marred with such disdain. Do you have a previous life? In a previous life, I hustled hard praying for a way to escape this very scene. Now, I’m short of breath with how quickly this place became nothing more than a memory. Although my sense of loss is immeasurable, this memory—like so many others—reminds me that I’m alive. What a beautiful thing it is to share such an intangible yet powerful bond with the people and places that make our lives meaningful.

A Z Z I P ⚡️ 🍕 ⚡️

Dad checking my oil in DC, March 2018. I love this photo so much.⚡️ When I was a kid, my dad used to work on cars in the garage. I’d hold the flashlight over the engine as he worked, handing him wrenches and screwdrivers intermittently. How many of you have parents that worked there way through an industry like a powerhouse? Dad went from pumping gas to owning his own shop, which I think is pretty fucking cool. How do y’all first gens deal with the guilt? Do you feel the sinking fear that you’ll never be able to pay them back? I do. 🙋🏽‍♀️

Do you remember the last time you were afraid? I’m talkin shit your pants kind of fear. That’s how I felt about eight months ago as I stared at my phone thinking, “No daughter should ever have to tell her father this.” I was angry as fuck at god too. I’ve been through some shit, but telling my dad I had a serious illness was definitely amongst the most difficult. All I could think about was how I wasted my life and inevitably, was letting him, my mom & my younger siblings down. I carried my dad’s immigrant story and my mom’s struggle with depression on my shoulders, asking god why they were so determined to wreak misery every time it felt the clouds were parting? But I was wrong. Even if I spent a few more nights on the bathroom floor instead of in my bed, I showed myself a new dimension to my strength. I still held down full time school/work, and this became a significant bonding experience with my dad that led him to have a newfound respect for me. Giving me closure that I would have cynically laughed in the face of just a few years ago. Today was my last scan after countless hospital visits, blood tests and a surgery.🔮✨This is what remission feels like.🔪✨I pray that I have the courage to continue to accept my mortality and cope with the fleeting nature of life...

I’m not really one for ceremony, & I don’t really value large displays of wealth. But when they asked us to move our tassels from left to right—I lost my shit! 😂 Thanks to everyone who supported me, it takes a village.✨ PS this is my 200th IG Post!

Home Movies w @hullohello ⚡️ Because fuck you 💙🔪💎

“Sorry guys, whatever it takes/ So-and-so wants to know if I'm okay/ Yeah, sure, I'm straight” The best fucking show ever. ✨💙🔪@sleighbells it’s like drowning in people...

@groovngoldie throwin mad looks 🔥...while I don’t even know where we are. I love you 💜✨

That time you had a party and I couldn’t get any of our faces in the shot. I can’t imagine my life without you. ✨ I could follow you back to the beginning/ Just to relive the start/ And maybe then we'll remember to slow down/ At all of our favorite parts 🎼

Well qualified to represent the LBC. Home is not having to use a gps, good friends and warm donuts. I can’t express my gratitude and love enough. #stilljennyfromtheblock

Part II Egyptian Queens ☀️✨

Guys why did my parents tell me sandals + socks were okay? Smh🔪 My sister, Yasmin and I circa 2004. Since this was taken, my sister has grown up to be a chill ass, strong and smart young lady. I love you more than I know how to express dude & I can’t wait to see all the amazing things you accomplish. 💜✨💙

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