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I’m Not Crazy Because I’m Persian

I love everything about being Persian and I feel like everyone else should love it too. So you can imagine my surprise when other people react to my Persian-ness with Oh you’re Persian? I hear Persian girls are crazy.   I usually meet those responses with a small laugh and a do you know any Persian girls? Either I […]

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Iconic Iranian Caricatures

Mohammad Ali Ziaei Caricature artist. No one is off limits – Iranian artists and politicians, and certainly people in the wild wild west. Major shout-out to ReorientMag for bringing this genius to our attention. Hilarity ensues. Mohsen Namjoo. Otherwise known as Iran’s “Bob Dylan,” he’s inspired by Blues, Rock, and Iranian folk music Hayedeh. The […]

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11 Reasons Norouz Is Better Than Any Other Holiday

Holidays are great, no matter where they come from or who celebrates them. Holidays are an excuse to celebrate, eat, and be slightly more cordial to people. But, Norouz, no matter how you spell it, is the best holiday ever. Why? #1 You don’t get presents. You get Cash. Money. #2 It falls on the […]

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Growing Up With Special Needs

Every Persian parent’s dream is to have their child become a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. But what happens when you already know that there is little chance of that happening? It’s often devastating for parents to receive news that their child has some sort of special needs. Special needs come in various forms: autism, epilepsy, down […]

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cheshire

I’m Not Crazy Because I’m Persian

I love everything about being Persian and I feel like everyone else should love it too. So you can imagine my surprise when other people react to my Persian-ness with Oh you’re Persian? I hear Persian girls are crazy.   I usually meet those responses with a small laugh and a do you know any Persian girls? Either I […]

obama

Iconic Iranian Caricatures

Mohammad Ali Ziaei Caricature artist. No one is off limits – Iranian artists and politicians, and certainly people in the wild wild west. Major shout-out to ReorientMag for bringing this genius to our attention. Hilarity ensues. Mohsen Namjoo. Otherwise known as Iran’s “Bob Dylan,” he’s inspired by Blues, Rock, and Iranian folk music Hayedeh. The […]

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Iranian Cafes Also Found In… India?

You already know we’re obsessed with Persian food. (all food really). And obviously, the highest concentration of Iranian restaurants/cafes/hookah bars/etc. outside of Iran are in TEHRANGELES. But what about the rest of the world? We came across some “Irani cafes” located in Mumbai. Apparently a dying breed… :( The rise of Persian immigrants to India in […]

girl

Growing Up With Special Needs

Every Persian parent’s dream is to have their child become a doctor, lawyer, or engineer. But what happens when you already know that there is little chance of that happening? It’s often devastating for parents to receive news that their child has some sort of special needs. Special needs come in various forms: autism, epilepsy, down […]

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Does “One Size Fit All” in Relationships?

A friend of mine from college got engaged about two years ago and recently broke up with her fiancée. Of course, the entire thing was made public on Facebook, right from when they first started dating until her relationship status announced “single” and all their pictures together disappeared from her profile. A few weeks ago, I noticed that […]

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Iranian Artists Graffiti My Heart

We love art. Especially when art is sharing a forbidden message. An ode to our favorite graffiti artists  (and a special introduction to someone new):  ICY AND SOT. Stencil artist born in Tabriz, Iran… and now they’re addressing social global issues around the world through their work in cities like LA, Chicago, New Orleans, and their new home […]

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I Love and Hate Dating White Boys

I really try not to discriminate: Asian, Black, Mexican, Persian obviously, and Sefeed - you name it, I’ve tried it. And as much as I prefer Persian, you have to work with what you’re surrounded with. Especially on the east coast… which is 90% white. Looking back at my dating history with white guys, I’ve come to realize that there […]

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Persian Food Gone Rogue

 We love our Fessenjoon (duh). Ghormeh Sabzi. Chelo kabob. Gheymeh. Kotlet… and this list really could go on forever. Nothing beats Persian food. Some people love a little creativity in their lives, and we support that. Did someone order a Ghormeh Sabzi sushi role? Or maybe the Ghormeh Sabzi pizza. Substitute a little polo with […]

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German Things Hossein Believes Iran Invented

I left Iran as a few months old little Nilofar. But lucky for me, my dad Hossein never stopped reminding me about how the glorious Persian Empire made many of the things we know and love — even things that might not seem Iranian on first glance. Growing up, my mom always made me “she-nee-zel” […]

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8 Quotes From Our Favorite Persian Poets

  Source: Iranian Sociology Ferdowsi: Persian Poet from Khorasan Iran, b. 920 C.E.  P.S. Who didn’t memorize this poem when they were 8? Source: Etsy Omar Khayyam: Persian Poet from Neishapour, Iran; 11th – 12th Century  Sa’adi: Medieval Persian Poet from Shiraz, Iran, 13th Century Source: Etsy Rumi (or Molana): Vakhsh (now Tajikistan, previously Persia); […]