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.

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

Newsweek

May 5, 2022


In 1979, at 8-years-old, I left Iran in the midst of a full-fledged revolution. Strikes and demonstrations had paralyzed the country with protestors numbering in the millions. And violent government crackdowns had already resulted in the deaths and injury of hundreds of Iranians.

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

HuffPost

June 13, 2022

"I’ve found I can only move forward when I stop struggling in silence and let go of the shame."

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

"Frozen, my mouth agape, I tried to process what had just happened. A fire rushed to my face and tears welled in my eyes. I wanted the ground to swallow me whole."

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IMPREFECT WOMEN

New York Times


May 24, 2022

Tiny Love Story

WHY I STARTED WATCHING PORN WHEN
I TURNED 50

Salon

April 16, 2022

I suspected my teens knew more about porn than me. I didn't want to talk to them about it
until I did some research

NO NOTE, NO EXPLANATION

Arlington Magazine


May 16, 2021

Suicide rates are rising, and the pain of the pandemic put more people at risk. Talking about it matters.

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BELONGING TO AMERICA

Arlington Magazine


March 29, 2021

Spring break, 1991. It was one of the worst moments of my life. And also one of the best.

NEW YORK TIMES LETTER TO THE EDITOR

New York Times


November 7, 2020

We’ve reached a place where most of us cannot bear the things this president utters. My skin crawls every time I hear President Trump declare to a chanting crowd “you have good genes!” 

TWO MOTHERS

Chicken Soup for the Soul 


2012

My parents left their country in the middle of a revolution...raising my two brothers and me in a foreign land wasn’t always easy for my mother but she never let it show.

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