wait... so this ISNT Monaco?
enjoy one of the coolest photos of me I’ve ever seen ever before my feed becomes filled solely with leaving-high-school posts 😭 also, y’all better go support Annabelle ( @angelic angles ) she’s amazing and destined to do SUCH great things wowow
‘twas about time for another car selfie
idk i just felt like posting this 🤷🏼♀️
no one: literally no one: not a single soul: me: I cAn gEt aRrEsTeD nOw!!1!1!1! • • • in all seriousness, I’m incredibly grateful to be able to see another year on this beautiful earth and am so glad was able to spend my eighteenth surrounded by the people I love the most ♥️ thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday, y’all truly made me feel loved 🥰
happy late-night #internationaldanceday; this sport has made me who I am today and for that I’m forever grateful to it
a bit rough but that’s ok!! slowly accepting the fact that taking almost a year of a break from dance will make the transition back difficult. ultimately though, dance has transformed from something I used to dread to a place to express my self and release all of the emotions I need; and for that reason, I don’t need to be perfect to love what I’m doing. so here’s this! I mess up a bit but we’re not worried about it lol 😂 thank you @tomo takagii for always being the best & making such a dope piece, ily ♥️ song: worry by @jackgarratt
Hello and welcome to another long caption from ya girl! I tend to write these when I’m thinking a lot and totally get that a majority of peeps won’t read it and that’s ok! I don’t even read them sometimes! So yeah, if you’re not feelin existential totally scroll along, I hope you have a wonderful day 🌈✨ • • • currently not really feelin like I look this photo rn I think the only way to describe what I’m going through would be a transition phase. I feel caught between the life I’ve always known and the scary yet exciting promise of a very different reality that will begin to occur in a few months. But that’s not the only thing on my mind at the moment. Lately I’ve been thinking of my promise to be as authentic as possible online. And quite honestly, sometimes I feel as though I’m not delivering on that promise; whether that be by posting pictures of the highlights happening in my life or for not having every picture have an honest caption like this one. Luckily, I’m slowly learning to grow out of that mindset. This platform is a place for me to be myself and that includes both my ups and downs 🤷🏼♀️ I definitely wanna mention something that Ryan ( @bingeeaterconfessions — y’all better check him out he’s THE coolest ) said during our Come As You Are shoot that has really stuck with me; after I shared how I felt a bit like a fraud for not always posting about body positivity he said “people are following you for you.” So yeah. Thank you for following me for me. For supporting my super deep/random/heartfelt posts as well as just my silly/I feel like a boss bitch ones as well. I read every comment and message & even though I’m not always in the mental capacity to reply I just want to say that they mean a lot more than you will ever know so: thank you ♥️ on that note, today I’m definitely in the mood to be in my comments and talking to y’all; feel free to start a conversation down below about literally anything! how was your day? did you just finish a TV show I should watch? find any new music? I wanna know!!! oki anyways bye I love you all (especially if you actually read this lol )
im just tryna ball with my bros
jokes on you, boston IS my happy place
omg hey! didn’t see ya there 🤧 • • • this captions about to be hella long but also idc so here we go: I want to take a moment to talk about the college application process. Being a senior, I (like a lot of others in my grade ) applied to multiple colleges at the beginning of the school year. I always pictured senior year as being a crazy fun time where grades didn’t matter and you go out everyday. In reality, a majority of my time has been spent writing dozens of essays, constantly worrying about and analyzing my grades/standardized test scores/extracurriculars, and dealing with the absolute devastation of getting rejected from my “dream schools” (even if I knew it was highly unlikely that I’d get in in the first place ). This year we have seen an “exposing” of the admissions process through the recent college scandals, but the truth of the matter is that these kinds of actions have always been and will only continue to happen. As much as I wish the admissions process made more sense, there is little to no logic behind what schools are looking for. Even if you have busted your ass for the last four years in academics and extracurriculars, you simply might not be what a school is looking for. And that SUCKS. I have seen friends of mine who any college would be lucky to have get turned down from their safeties. And it’s heartbreaking to watch so many talented people doubt themselves and their self-worth because of a rejection letter. I’m definitely guilty of feeling this way. In fact, in this last week I had multiple mental breakdowns over rejections from schools I have dreamed of getting into for years. To all my seniors (/future seniors ) your worth is not determined by the school you’ll end up going to. Props to you for making it this far, and whether the next step in your journey is a community college or Harvard or maybe even not going college at all you will be GREAT. Let’s get this bread y’all. #college #ididntgetintoivysandthatsok #stillthriving
I’m scared of the beach. Not because of the potential sharks or riptide or sand that always sneaks it’s way to the places where the sun don’t shine. I’m petrified of the possibility that people who I know (or don’t ) could see me in a swimsuit. On Sunday (lol that used to say today ), I decided to say f-that phobia and made my way to go and get a tan with my best friends. I had an absolute blast. So, I’ve decided to face my fears even more head on and post this here picture of me in a bikini — stomach rolls and all — on my insta. She’s cute! She’s having fun! She knows that it’s completely normal to have rolls and scars and all these other “flaws” that she used to hide from the world! I still have a lot of work to do on my part in regards to my self esteem, but I’m glad that I’m at a point in my life where I can challenge myself in order move farther along this journey of self love/acceptance ♥️ (also yeah, that sand doesn’t ever get any easier to deal with )
I really love this photo 🌈 Not because I think I look “good” in it, in fact, an older Noor would probably hate a picture like this of myself because of my double chin or under eye bags or whatever other flaw I would scavenge to find 🌈 I love this photo because, even though I don’t remember what I was laughing at, I can tell that it is a genuine laugh happening — and that I was truly happy in that moment 🌈 It’s still difficult for me to find that balance between posting my highlights on Instagram and being candid about the difficulties I’m facing. And I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever get it right. 🌈 What I do know is that I’m going to try my best to be unapologetically myself; and to be as accessible to the people here as I can be. 🌈 I hope you all have had an amazing day; I’d love it if you’d comment a highlight you’ve recently experienced! Let’s fill our timelines w/ some love y’all 💗
change the way you look at random buildings ✨(3/3 ) yayy!! we finished the series 🥰
i wanna hold your hand (2/3 )
could this photo get ANY more LA? (1/3 )
so excited that I can finally post the amazing photos @snapshotlopes took of us at the NEDA x Instagram shoot! this ones personally my fav 🥰
and what about it?
a very late post with a very long caption but! here we are! • These past two years have probably been the coolest ones in my life so far. A large part of that is due to how much I’ve been able to speak out about my ED experience and mental health awareness, but also being able to do so many other things relating to even more of my other passions (how descriptive Noor, wow ). • But even though this is the happiest I’ve felt in a very long while, it has also been a time where I have experienced some of my lowest lows as well. A large part of these lows have tied directly into my body image & self esteem; both of which I still struggle immensely with. • Sometimes I feel incredibly hypocritical. I’ve spent all of this time telling other people to love themselves no matter what, but yet I turn around and refuse to follow my own advice. • There have been days where I couldn’t bear to look at myself in the mirror, and days when all I could handle wearing were baggy sweats that I felt hid my flaws. • And as much as I’d like to wish that with my recovery came a full acceptance of who I was, I know first hand that simply isn’t true. • This doesn’t mean there aren’t good days though. There are days like this photoshoot where, even though I couldn’t stop my self depreciation from slipping out; I truly felt good in my skin. • An older Noor would look at this photo and fixate on my armpit fat or stomach rolls. But today I looked and simply couldn’t believe how confident I looked in it. • I think I’ll always have to deal with these issues on a certain level. While I’m not as bad as I once was, that doesn’t mean these feelings will ever be erased completely. And I know now that feeling this way doesn’t disvalidate or disqualify me from trying to help others along their own journey. • I hope that talking about things like these can let everyone know that their stories matter, and can make a difference, even when you’re still working on yourself. • thank you to @angelic angles for this shoot, you truly are amazing
did a thing with some really cool people this film means a lot to us & we hope you love it too 💖 link in bio
my next like 10 photos will be of me with this jacket on (sorry/not sorry 🤷🏼♀️ )
Boston, I love you.
haven’t posted a dance photo in a hot sec so...
This was such an awesome picture I just had to repost! Thank you to Women’s Health Magazine, Instagram, and the lovely Joy for this awesome opportunity & @cosmicsomething for this amazing art!! ・・・ "This is said a lot, but holds so much truth: There’s always going to be people who don’t like what you’re doing or saying, so you might as well do and say what makes you happy." — @nooraldayeh , founder of @educationemotionproject , which aims to provide #mentalhealth resources for all. . Click the link in bio to find out what steps @instagram is taking to prevent bullying on the platform, especially among young people. #BullyingPreventionMonth 🎨: @cosmicsomething
here we gooooo
happy birthday nada, you’re the best ❤️🎉🙌🏼
runnin’ through the 6(26 )
lost count of the amount of national/international dance day photos I’ve uploaded, but here’s another one nonetheless!!
top 10 pictures captured seconds before disaster (at least we got a wet hair lewk for the rest of the shoot tho )
hey look, im smiling!!
turns out biking for 18 miles can actually be fun