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Seni bir sen bir de Rabbin anlar…
ألا إن هناك بعض اللحظات؛ حيث يفهمك ربك و أنت فقط…

@ask-iran has always inspired me to art. And honestly, I’ve always wanted to draw Iran, because she’s gorgeous af and such a great representation of Iran, but I felt my skills were never good enough to represent what is the fire of my inspiration..but..TODAY I SAID TOO BAD AND DID SO ANYWAYS


RAVING IRAN, Susanne Regina Meures (2016)

A compelling documentary about two techno DJs trying to do their business in a land where every kind of electronic music is illegal. We watch Arash and Anoosh organizing parties, printing their covers and selling their CDs. What sounds like normal music business is a difficult and dangerous challenge in the Iran. Scenes at the “moral department” in Teheran makes you laugh and choke at the same time. This culture is so different from our western values and understandings of moral that it’s sometimes hard to believe. But the documentary is most of the time very authentic (I say most of the time because some dialogues seemed a bit scripted) mainly because of the vibrant and rough cut, of course driven by techno beats, and the camera style which is, due to the circumstances, often smartphone footage or even worse quality. This changes when the duo travels to Zurich where they get the chance to play at Lethargy, part of the biggest european techno festival Streetparade. After we watched them having rough times in their home it feels like a release for the audience as well to see them in the middle of this giant party. It is really special for them to play in front of a lot of people, open air, in the city. The change of camera style visualizes the culture change. Funny thing is  - they already miss Iran. After five days in Zurich they need to decide whether to go back to Iran or to destroy their documents and try to stay in Europe (at least this is what a lawyer back in Iran advised). As I mentioned it’s an interesting and deep inside in a totally other culture than ours, so much is illegal but on the other hand there is always a way to make it possible somehow. You can’t make a party in your house because your neighbours will surely call the police and they will surely arrest you. So you rent a bus, invite all of your friends, bribe some policemen and party in the desert. The perspective you get is - of course - biased and shows only one side. But nevertheless it’s an interesting inside and only one of thousand examples of the difficult life in Iran.

Kat is so impulsive but she also steps back right after she makes impulsive decisions and her impulsive decisions are usually good or at least well meaning, but she second guesses and over thinks

That’s why she freaked out after she kissed Adena and told her she couldn’t be with her, but eventually realized she DOES want to be with Adena. That’s why she backed out at the last minute instead of going to Iran with her, and that’s why she’s going to be with Adena now.


No, listen…

Kadena getting married is not gonna be a choice since she’s still gonna get deported ‘cause the paperwork is probably gonna take ages plus this isn’t RomCom, this is the real deal.

Kat can’t go to Iran. As much as how romantic that sounds, do you guys think she can handle the culture change? No, for real though especially if it’s Iran. Adena wouldn’t let Kat do that.

Which leaves us to Adena probably still going back home but she could still go to other countries (like Canada *ehem*) and Kadena can get back on track again in another country.

Whatever the plot is, Aisha did say some questions aren’t gonna be answered so I’m actually sweating about what those questions might not be.

Title: Unwanted Conversations
Summary: Kat’s parents call her wanting to know why she spent all their airline miles on a ticket to Iran.
Ship: Kat x Adena - The Bold Type

Read it on AO3

Kat is in the middle of a meeting with Jacqueline when she feels the phone vibrating in her hand. Her heart skips a beat thinking it’s Adena and she tries to sneak a look at it before rejecting the call, not wanting Jacqueline to realize she is not paying attention to the plans Scarlet has to grow the Social Media department.

When it rings again she is back on her desk and the excitement makes her do something she never does: answer without checking who is it first. When she hears her dad’s voice on the other end, she almost smacks herself on the head.

She loves her parents, she really does. But no matter what they talk about, she almost ends up feeling like she is being analyzed and judged. That’s the last thing she needs at the moment, when her thoughts are all over the place and she can barely focus on work because of Adena.

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Non-white passing half-Iranian

My mom is from Mazandaran (a province in northern Iran) and my dad is swiss; we are living in Switzerland.

I was born here, I grew up here, I’ve never known another home and growing up I had always thought of myself as swiss (well, that changed a bit lately, but anyway). The only difference between me and my white friends was the way I looked and my ~foreign~ name.

So naturally it bothered me that it always had to be me who was asked where I was from, or what language I spoke and where my parents were from. It confused me. Could I not be as swiss as my friends, just because I’m overall darker? I already was more of a shy kid, but always being singled out for being ~different~ made me really self conscious. When I started Elementary School, I had already stopped speaking persian and over the years I almost completely unlearned it.

Beauty Standards 

Though by now I am kinda pale-ish (but still not white passing lol), I tan quickly and as a child I spent a lot of time outside, so I had pretty dark skin. Which I didn’t like back then. My other concerns were mostly how hairy I was compared to others. Having very thick hair with a tendency to fluff out, I liked to wear it short during summer so I didn’t get to hot. But combine that with thick eyebrows and my older brother’s clothes I wore (what, they were spacey!), and I often got asked wether I was a girl or a boy, which made me even more insecure, because all my friends just naturally looked ‘girly’ with their long hair and thin eyebrows and light skin.

I still sometimes feel bad because of my ‘middle-eastern’ nose, although it’s actually kinda small? It’s just the hook that throws me off. But I’ve made my peace with it, on good days I even love this hook.


Being asked multiple times in stores if I work here; from age 14 onwards.

Butchered spellings/pronouncing of my name with people not even trying to get it right, like, it’s not that hard. My name already is spelled as phonetically as possible.

‘O.M.G. you don’t even have an accent!!!!1!’

‘Say smth in your language!!!’

‘Oh so you speak arabic?’ please don’t

'Doesn’t your religion say (insert idiotic thing)??’ Um, my religion? I’m (technically) christian?

Culture and Identity

Growing up in Switzerland, I am well acquainted with our customs here. But since most of my maternal relatives live in Iran and my mom and I aren’t really close, I’ve been distanced from her culture.  I’m still in the process of finding my identity but I’m pretty sure I won’t identify as swiss anymore, or at least only as half-swiss. I’m relearning persian and I’m informing myself about my mother’s culture -my culture- and I’m also hoping to go to Iran one day soon. I never really was accepted as swiss, I guess I was kind of the only one who thought of myself as swiss, because everyone else, including my own parents (my mom hoping I’d show more interest in her culture and my dad often being asked where I was from or even if I was his child) had always seen me as  a foreigner to some degree. But that doesn’t really bother me anymore. Maybe I’ve really never been swiss, but being persian is more than okay with me now.

I am however very grateful that the fact that I’m not straight (at least I don’t think I am? I’m kinda undecided) is not and will probably never be a problem, as many of my friends aren’t either and my parents are pretty accepting.

Family Issues

My mom and I not getting along all too well sometimes makes reconnecting to persian (and mazandarani) culture hard. I learned the arabic/persian script by myself and I’m doing most of my research alone too. The few times my mother’s relatives come to visit were fun, but the communication was kinda hard with my very limited persian skills. I do enjoy family get-togethers though; my relatives are mostly nice and fun, the food is amazing and i love hearing persian spoken around me; it reminds me of my early childhood, when my brother, my cousins and I used to all sleep together in my room on the floor when they visited.

But I don’t want to deny my swiss family either; which is the main reasons I’m not sure whether I still kinda want to identify as swiss or not. I spent a lot of time with my paternal grandparents, and though I think they weren’t all too happy at first when their son (my dad) married a foreigner (my mom), they do love having me and my brother around. They also helped me feel better about myself through my childhood, with my grandma always telling me how pretty my dark eyes were, and how lucky I was to have naturally curly hair and stuff. But at the same time, I can’t help but feel sad that I never really got to meet my maternal grandparents.


Persian food definitively beats swiss food. I literally can’t live without rice and ghormeh sabzi. Also the sweets, oh my god. Every time my mom’s relatives come to visit I go up one clothing size and it’s so worth it.

What I’d like to see more of:

Real, diverse  and most importantly, positive representation of ME people!

ME LGBT+ people! Yes, we exist!

ME representation in children’s media!! This is so important!!!

What I’d like to never ever ever see again:

Terrorist jokes.

Fantasy-Villains that are very obviously inspired by Middle Eastern cultures, or rather, by stereotypes about those cultures.

Exotifying us.

Using ME people as barbaric idiots who all die at the hands of the ’“’”“heroic”“’”’ whites in movies.

Illegal immigrant jokes

White people making fun of the misogyny in ME countries when it’s literally just as bad in their own.

ME people being racist towards other POC. Like… why. Esp all this anti-blackness is so sad. Can’t we just collectively decide to dislike the west, instead of each other?

Read more POC Profiles here.


Photographic work coming out of Iran isn’t necessarily a rarity. But the vast majority of the work is either focused on political photo ops or, when it tries to go beyond that, depictions of anti-Western sentiments (billboards) or just street scenes filled with veiled women or men drinking tea and smoking hookahs. Francesca Manolino’s work is different, though. It is quiet, intimate and poetic. She traveled to Iran and went beyond the usual things we see. In Sight spoke to Manolino to find out how she did this.

Manolino said she was inspired to go to Iran some 10 years ago after seeing the movie “Persepolis.” In college, she studied anthropology, and Farsi calligraphy began to fascinate her. Later, when she was studying for a master’s degree in photography, she became enraptured by the work of the Iranian visual artist, Shirin Neshat. Fast-forward to last year when Manolino began following some Iranian photographers on Instagram.

See more: These stunningly beautiful photos show what ordinary life in Iran is like

anonymous asked:

I'm waiting for the North Korea situation to explode. Watch how Donald Trump will get the blame for something that was in the making for decades. While ignoring Obama and all his other predecessors had plenty of time to stop this bad situation. How Obama has stuffed the Middle East, gave Iran go ahead to develop nuclear weapons and thanks to his interfering in Syria Iran can now threaten Israel at will from there. (North Korea & Iran are allies and Obama should give his peace prize back)

Praise to this Anon!! Cant even add something here!!

Originally posted by usedpimpa

thepuppiesinpink  asked:

Could you make a list of panic attack fics? I know it's pretty similar to the lists you've already done...

This took me a few days, I found the ones that showed more of the panic attacks and/or recovery than ones that just briefly mentioned it. I didn’t go through the Iran or crisis list but I’m sure most of those deal with panic attacks as well. 

Into The Deep by Sardixiis

Understanding by lizandhenry

Isolation, Cease-Fire, Enough for Always, Recollection, Collateral DamageI Have Died Every Day Waiting for You by AnonymouslyAddicted

A Good Cry by Sallycaoyu

Don’t Ever Change by thepuppiesinpink

anonymous asked:

Muslim women DON'T have a choice of whether they can cover themselves or not. That's why it's oppressive you shit-licking mongoloid. Yes, they say it's not oppressive, HERE, IN THE WEST, but go over to say, Iran? Do you want to go ahead and Google "acid attacks" kiddo, or should we do it for you? They excuse assault, rape, and MURDER by saying "she was a whore for not being covered." Listen to their religious leaders discuss women and you'll realize what an ignorant fucktard you really are.

oh my dear fucking goddddddd you come here with your ignorant ass, equating CULTURE and RELIGION and call me the fucking kiddo?
Dear lord you people.

Okay first of all, were talking about burqas in the west. You said it’s not oppressive in the west, so why the fuck are you still supporting the ban them? If these women are so persecuted, won’t forcing them to undress make it worse? Why don’t you fucking actually attempt to hit the roots and not the branches? Which guess what… Is the culture surrounding these women, not their religion. If it wasn’t Islam, it’d be something else. Its not Islam here but you still see women harassed and beaten and raped and the excuse is “look at how they’re dressed!”

You wanna talk about Iran? Let’s talk about Iran! Let’s talk about how it was a progressive Muslim society until the US decided “umm, nope doesn’t work for us” and fucking helped instate Khomeini, pushing the Iranian Revolution, leading to the Iran we know today. Islam was present before and after that revolution, the difference is Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi created a culture around it that was welcoming and true to the Islam his people followed while Khomeini had to declare a whole bunch of fatwas to push the Republic he wanted.
Don’t even get me started on fucking Iran.

Wanna talk about acid attacks? Let’s talk about how its most prevalent in India, a country with no Muslim majority. Let’s talk about how they’re most popular in South Asia, not the middle East because THATS THE CULTURE THERE.
Let’s talk about the fucking CULTURE that surrounds men’s entitlement to a woman’s attention and justifies their anger at destroying those same woman. Because Islam sure as fuck does not teach that.

All this shit youre blaming on Islam doesn’t exist inside Islam itself, it’s the fucking culture it’s the fucking patriarchy twisting religious words to suit their own bidding. Sound familiar? Fucking Christianity. When this shit exists throughout countries, past religions, past cultures, you can’t fucking pinpoint it onto one religion and call it a day because it makes you feel better to point at the brown savages.