A #Persian Thanksgiving

Persian Thanksgiving: (noun), a glorified mehmooni, under the guise of an American holiday. When you arrive, there are two social groups:  1) Everyone under 35 2) Everyone important. source: makeagif There’s a feeling of dread because there’s always a few people you’d rather not see..ever.  source: giphy In the beginning,on an empty stomach, small talk is hard.  […]

I Want Passion Without Drama

There is a difference between passion and drama. They might look the same at times, and they often go hand-in-hand: passionate lovemaking after a passionate argument, or passionate dancing followed by road rage on the way home. Nothing is perfect, but there’s a pretty clear balance in these instances: a yin and a yang, a […]

#TeamMelli Player to Watch: Javad Nekounam

Javad Nekounam: Iran’s Talisman. Team Melli Captain. World Cup Veteran. This is his second World Cup appearance (first time in 2006 where he played alongside Ali Daei and Ali Karimi).  Nickname: Neku. Sidenote: his nose is so worthy of #ManlyNoseMonday.  Most notable achievement: where do we begin? He has represented Team Melli 140 times. Prior […]

How to Keep HER Interested

After Nima’s post last week on how to keep guys interested – deleshoon bekhad – I think it’s high time someone spelled it out for all the men in our lives who seem to only know how to complain about women. “Women are so confusing.” Um no. Big shout out to our joons who contributed […]


The Hottest Iranian Soccer Players

World Cup 2014 is almost upon us. Iran is headed to Brazil, and while we may not have any Ronaldos'- … [Read More...]

20 Things Persian Moms Don’t Like

In honor of Mother's day, we're going to list everything that has our Persian moms saying.. 1. … [Read More...]

25 Things Our Middle Eastern Parents Should Have Talked To Us About

Recently, I've been thinking of all the conversations I didnt have with my parents, because they … [Read More...]

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6 American Foods I Don’t Get as an Iranian AMERICAN

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#TeamMelli vs. Argentina: The Highlights

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Islamophobia Can Suck It.

JOONS. The way I feel about religion is the way I feel about myself during Puberty. Hate it, but can’t pretend it never happened. I was raised Muslim. I have issues with the religion, I’m not practicing but there is no doubt that my blood is as Islamic as it gets… you can take a […]

I Can’t Stay Away From Persian Girls

Eide hamatoon mobarak. While I have no qualms getting funky on the 31st of December, the first day of spring is my new year. Not only because it is the Persian New Year, but based on the solar calendar, frankly it makes the most sense. Nevertheless, I never miss Iran and my family as much as […]