Thank You Bernie Sanders
By Davar Ardalan
When Bernie Sanders first announced he was running for President, I didn’t know what to think. “Who is this guy?” I couldn’t believe he had a chance.
Iranian-American Women: A Formidable Force in New York
My family’s love affair with America and New York in particular began in the Fall of 1927. That’s when my grandmother Helen fell in love with my grandfather Abol Ghassem Bakhtiar as he recited poetry to her on their dates to Coney Island. Helen was a nurse and Abol was a…
Iranian-American Women: Breaking The Barriers of Exile
They say that life is a paradox between fear and hope. Like many other Iranian-American women, I have refused to allow fear to win. At times, I’ve been mocked, dismissed and even scorned but I’ve learned to pick myself up, dust myself off and set my sails even higher. At…