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”

Monday Inspiration: March 14, 2016

“Beauty is fleeting, but a rent-controlled apartment overlooking the park is forever.” Carrie Bradshaw By: Gabriela Yareliz I walked 10.17 miles, on Sunday. You can think of me as a champion, a crazy woman– or both. Have your pick. But it felt good. The day was cloudy and fresh, and I was walking around inContinue reading “Monday Inspiration: March 14, 2016”

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”

Purity & Innocence

[The wise and lovely Kusha Alagband joon celebrating her 42nd birthday today]. “Purity and innocence are the true strengths in this world of ours. It is strength to live in a world like this and remain pure of heart, it is strength to live in a world like this and retain innocence. These are thingsContinue reading “Purity & Innocence”

#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”