Anonymous asked: What's the meaning of your URL ? :)
Cuscatlan is a place in El Salvador, my home country, and the pre-Spanish colonialism name for El Salvador! Aziz is Arabic for “strong” (or beloved. or respected. my Arabic game is weak I’m sorry)!
my homeland is beloved and strong, pre-colonialism and post, mi pais El Salvador :’)
Anonymous asked: To that question you reblogged yes Lebanese people are not European but a lot of middle Easterners identify as white!!
yes and? Many Arabs (light skinned or not) don’t? And consider being labeled “white” to be complete internalized and colonial bullshit?
Same with light skinned Iranians, the idea of them being white is an idea born from Pahlavi nationalism to situate Iranians as “above” their Semitic neighbors (a process called “Ayranization”) in order to emulate the European ideal of “Civilization”. And in this case not all Iranians are read the same way, the Turkic looking Iranian can easily be read as East Asian, the southern Iranian for a dark-skinned khaleeji or African.
It’s completely insane to fully fledge Lebanese as “white” or any other Arab for that matter, they can be “passing” but in non-Arab contexts they are othered regardless, be they Christian, Arab, or Jewish. They are not granted White privilege
Anonymous asked: have you ever made a kurdish character/figure?
I’ve been meaning to, tbh! but honestly I wouldn’t know where to start—I’m really only familiar with Kurds from eastern Kurdistan (or Iranian Kurdistan, for ppl more familiar with that phrasing) and I’m piss poor at Kurdish history lol sob
Anonymous asked: where do you get the reference for the clothes
um, did you mean a specific pic or in general? cuz it usually depends!!