Yasmeen Kamrani Sallam
The Iran I Know.
Updated: Oct 5, 2022
I still haven't been able to find the right way to convey the debilitating feeling of helplessness, triggering images/videos, and the scope of what's happening in Iran the past couple of weeks. For now here is a little bit of The Iran I Know, social media platforms providing up to date information and ways to help.
The Iran I know, is where my great grandmother was a principal of an elementary school, where my grandmother owned and operated her own beauty salon, where my mother obtained her Bachelors Degree pregnant and raised my brother till the age of four all during the revolution.
The Iran I know, is where my grandfather taught mathematics, where uncles paved the way for engineering, where my father obtained a Bachelors Degree and two Master Degrees while traveling the world and speaking three languages.
The Iran I know and was raised to be proud of was rich in culture, fashionable, multi faith, modern, liberal, progressive, inclusive, and western learning.
The Iran I know, where my grandparents, parents, sibling, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends came from was forward thinking.
The Iran I have yearned to travel to has been non existent since my family immigrated 35 years ago.
The Iran I know, is one of the biggest reasons I am passionate about exposing children to culture and celebrating diversity on all fronts.
The Iran we all want back, can only be done so through change.
Here are some accounts to follow in order to gain more perspective on what is happening: