Cross-posted from heyayeh.com

In the sleepy college town of Davis, California where I grew up, there were Iranians who were religious and those who weren’t, those who wore headscarves and those who didn’t, those with whom we played and those whose moms walked quietly past us, down the paths that…


An Inauguration-Weekend drive through country-store America

When I get fed up with the ongoing reality TV show that has taken over the news, I spend a day or, if I can manage it, a long weekend driving around Virginia. Not the Northern Virginia of Arlington and Alexandria where I used to live and owned an apartment…


Cross-posted from heyayeh.com

When I get fed up with the ongoing reality TV show that has taken over the news, I spend a day or, if I can manage it, a long weekend driving around Virginia. Not the Northern Virginia of Arlington and Alexandria where I used to live and…


I adapted this piece from a post I originally shared on my facebook feed on November 12th, 2016. It’s also reposted on my blog.

These past two years, I’ve thought a lot about how and why I confront others I disagree with the way that I do. Why do I…

Ayeh Bandeh-Ahmadi

Ayeh is a writer & economist based in Washington, D.C. She is writing a collection of short stories about encounters in and outside her headscarf.

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