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WORK

Hi! Here is a selection of my work. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them. For inquiries, please get in touch.

I'm represented by Erin Niumata at Folio Literary Management for adult books and John Cusick at Folio Jr. for children's books. 

MY MOTHER’S DIETING AFFECTED ME, TOO

The Washington Post

November 22, 2022

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I WAS BORN IN IRAN, AND MISOGYNY PUSHED ME AWAY FROM MY CULTURE. NOW I HAVE HOPE FOR IRANIAN GIRLS

Salon

October 22, 2022

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AN EXEC WANTED TO MEET ME BECAUSE OF MY NAME. EVERYTHING CHANGED WHEN HE SAW ME.

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MY MOTHER JUDGED MY BODY AS A GIRL. YEARS LATER, WE FINALLY UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER

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THE OSCAR-NOMINATED FILM SHOWS THE PAIN I'M STILL IN FROM LEAVING MY COUNTRY AND THE BOY I LOVED.

HuffPost


March 7, 2024

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'THE OSCARS SHOWED ME HOW FREE AMERICAN WOMEN CAN BE'

MY MOTHER SAYS I WAS AMERICAN BEFORE I KNEW WHAT AMERICA WAS.

Newsweek

March 12, 2023

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THE MOMENT MY KIDS SHATTERED MY CHRISTMAS ILLUSION

NBC News

December 4, 2022

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I FELT AT HOME IN AMERICA, UNTIL AN ANGRY CROWD HECKLED ME

Newsweek

January 18, 2023

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'I FLED IRAN AT 8-YEARS-OLD, THIS IS WHAT UKRAINIAN CHILDREN FACE'

Newsweek

May 5, 2022

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'MOMMY, IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME?'

AS OUR KIDS HEAD BACK TO SCHOOL, HOW DO WE PROTECT THEIR HEARTS — AND OURS?

The Today Show

August 11, 2023

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STEPHEN 'TWITCH' BOSS' DEATH AWAKENED
MY ANGER AT LOSING A BOY I LOVED

Newsweek

December 22, 2022

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THE POWER OF THIS IRANIAN PROTEST SONG AT THE GRAMMYS, ON MY FAMILY AND AROUND THE WORLD



Salon

February 4, 2023

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MEMOIR OR NOVEL?

BREVITY

November 6, 2023

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A MAN TRIED TO ABDUCT ME, TOO.

The Independent


September 16, 2022

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NYT: TINY LOVE STORIES

"SHE SAW ME"

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NYT: TINY LOVE STORIES


"IMPERFECT WOMEN"

New York Times


May 24, 2022

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I LIVED WITH A SELF-DESTRUCTIVE SECRET FOR 30 YEARS. HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I TOLD.

HuffPost

June 13, 2022

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NO NOTE, NO EXPLANATION

Arlington Magazine


May 16, 2021

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BELONGING TO AMERICA

Arlington Magazine


March 29, 2021

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OPEN LETTER TO WEIGHT LOSS COMPANIES PURSUING ME LIKE AN EX-BOYFRIEND WHO WON’T ACCEPT OUR BREAKUP

Little Old Lady Comedy

April 10, 2023

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I CONSIDER MYSELF AN LGBTQ ALLY, BUT MY FRIENDS CALLED ME OUT FOR MY BEHAVIOR.

Insider

February 24, 2023

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AFTER I MOVED TO A NEW COUNTRY FOUR DECADES AGO, MY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER TOLD ME TO CHANGE MY WARDROBE. IT HURT AT FIRST, BUT IT MADE LIFE EASIER.

INSIDER


November 10, 2022

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WHY I STARTED WATCHING PORN WHEN
I TURNED 50

Salon

April 16, 2022

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NEW YORK TIMES LETTER TO THE EDITOR

New York Times


November 7, 2020

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TWO MOTHERS

Chicken Soup for the Soul 


2012

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Writing: Work
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