Human Rights · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Politics · Women and Islam

Iran’s Supreme Leader, did he really say that?

Faulty information alert on an Iranian Leader published in The Independent, with the following misleading title: “Iran’s Supreme Leader claims gender equality is ‘Zionist plot’ aiming to corrupt role of women in society.”‘ I don’t often defend world leaders, but when I do it is because I know and research them well-enough: reading and watching… Continue reading Iran’s Supreme Leader, did he really say that?

Entertainment · Golestan, Iran · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Music · The Middle East · Travel · Uncategorized

Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 2

In my last blog post I wrote: “Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 2

Backpacking · Food · Golestan, Iran · Halal Foods · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Middle Eastern Foods · Persian Food · The Middle East · Travel · Uncategorized · Vegan

Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1

Every year I am more than excited to attend the Annual Festival of Tribes and Hand Crafts, in Iran, not only do I find better deals here than in the stores and markets, but I get to see nearly all of Iran and its cultural diversity in one spot. It is truly a melting pot… Continue reading Make the most out of your Iran trip: attend this event! Part 1

Health · Human Rights · mental health · Sexual Abuse · Uncategorized

#MeToo! Got a problem with it?

#MeToo! Got a problem with it? If the #MeToo hashtags are getting on your nerves and they make you feel “uncomfortable,” well you are not a major concern for many of us. Personally, most of my focus is on the many survivors who find comfort in using these two simple words: me too. #MeToo, and… Continue reading #MeToo! Got a problem with it?

Backpacking · Iran · Islamic Republic of Iran · Travel

Tehran’s Artsy Metro Station: The largest Metro in the Middle East

Iran’s Tehran Metro station packed with contemporary art, sculptures, and an array of other niceties came as a great surprise to us, my family and I, we almost did not want to leave. We stood in amazement at every turn, and rather it felt like we were walking into a Museum of fine arts and… Continue reading Tehran’s Artsy Metro Station: The largest Metro in the Middle East

Politics · Uncategorized

Sanctuary State: A Victory for Californians!

I am sharing the latest news from US to protect the rights of immigrants from aggressive US forces, like ICE. For as long as I can remember predominately Anglo law makers and voters have been trying to push out “immigrants”, who are for most part historically rightful land owners of US southern states, into mexico… Continue reading Sanctuary State: A Victory for Californians!

Fitness · Hiking and Fitness · Iran · Islam · Islamic Republic of Iran · mountaineering · Religion · Uncategorized · Women and Islam · Women in Sports

Women Athletes Shine in the Islamic Republic of Iran

“Islamic women’s sport appears to be a contradiction in terms — at least this is what many in the West believe. … In this respect the portrayal of the development and the current situation of women’s sports in Iran is illuminating for a variety of reasons. It demonstrates both the opportunities and the limits of women in a… Continue reading Women Athletes Shine in the Islamic Republic of Iran