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Shirin Ebadi (Lawyer/Human Rights Activist)

Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, Nobel Peace Prize laureate (2003), author of the best-selling book Iran Awakening, human rights activist, women and children’s advocate, mother, Muslim, and amazing ...

Shappi (Shaparak) Khorsandi (Comedienne)

Shaparak "Shappi" Khorsandi (Persian: شاپرک خرسندی) is an Iranian-born, UK-raised comedian. She was born in Tehran, but fled to London from post-revolutionary Iran at the age of three and a half wit ...

Four Amazing Women In Islam Made History

...  daughter Fatimah. In Shia Muslim views, she is a great figure of sacrifice and strength. In Iran, her birthday is recognized as Nurse's Day. Zaynab was the third child of Ali and Fatimah. She was b ...

You Don’t Have To Be Shot At To Be Brave

...  the permit-less mob being thwarted in their attempt to destroy Iran’s ancient city of Persepolis in 1979 for lack of the proper paperwork. But I’d been preoccupied trying to find – at the last minut ...

Happy 84th Birthday Pinkie Patti!

... nced... Over the years, we've done tons of other cool stuff, like sharing our peace day wishes, and giving the government of Iran a piece of our minds, not once, not twice, but THREE times. Wherever ...

One Young Woman Dies In Tehran

... a supporter of the Green Movement for change in Iran. Today, Neda will be mourned by hundreds of thousands worldwide, and we will hear the echo of her silent death in the street in Tehran. Neda, we ...

Marjane Satrapi (Author/Illustrator/Director)

Marjane Satrapi (born 22 November 1969 in Rasht, Iran) is an Iranian-born French contemporary graphic novelist, illustrator, animated film director, and children's book author. Satrapi grew up in Tehra ...