2020 People

By: Gabriela Yareliz The other night, I was at the window searching for that Christmas star situation. Hand gripping the window sill that was probably painted over for the hundredth time in 1992, twisting my neck to see if I could catch a glimpse of anything behind the thick ceiling of gray clouds that reflectContinue reading “2020 People”

Women’s Month: Maryam Rostampour & Marziyeh Amirizadeh

[Image from World Mag] By: Gabriela Yareliz How many of us believe something so strongly that we’d die for it? How many of us have an integrity that allows us to stare death in the face and not flinch? Maryam Rostampour and Marziyeh Amirizadeh met in 2005, while studying theology in Turkey. After completing theirContinue reading “Women’s Month: Maryam Rostampour & Marziyeh Amirizadeh”

Women’s Month: Shirin Ebadi

[Photo from asiasociety.org] By: Gabriela Yareliz As we continue to celebrate women throughout the month of March, I felt the hall of fame would be entirely incomplete without Shirin Ebadi. Ms. Ebadi is a human rights defender and the first female judge of Iran. After the 1979 revolution, she was dismissed as judge and noContinue reading “Women’s Month: Shirin Ebadi”

#ThatShahLife

By: Gabriela Yareliz If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be curious. I like learning and trying new things (even when I immediately regret it afterward). Being adventurous can be great, and it can also backfire. Believe me. But at least, this means I have an anthology of great stories forContinue reading “#ThatShahLife”

Invasion

By: Gabriela Yareliz People want guns to guard them from an invasion. Just in case. An invasion of what or by whom? Some say China, others Iran, and some even say our own government. Regardless of what people’s stance on guns may be, I wish people realized that there is a more serious invasion goingContinue reading “Invasion”