Tag Archives: Iran

get up because a woman is here rising

Watching the courageous young women and men in Iran rise up against their oppressive fundamentalist government I was reminded of the tragic Persian poet Forough Farrakhzad. Sometimes referred to as “the Persian Sylvia Plath,”  although she was a contemporary of … Continue reading

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Better News From Iran

Before the U.S. media begins flooding the airwaves with propaganda about the Iranian “enemy”, I thought it would be a good time to share this story. Mahdieh Ahmadi is a 23 year-old woman from the city of Arak in the … Continue reading

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Choose Love

As many of you enjoy the festive season and celebrate the story of the birth of the world’s most famous refugee child, please take a moment to consider the plight of millions of displaced children around the world. Iranian animator … Continue reading

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You won’t find any of these marvelous one-of-a-kind maps in your typical travel guidebook, but they make exceedingly clever ways to interact with geographic places. Some of the very talented creators of these diverse and idiosyncratic maps are professional illustrators … Continue reading

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