Guest Blogger

“Alone in Iran – What Was I Thinking?” Guest Blogger (6)

I came across this post on “Heart My Backpack”  about Silvia Lawrence traveling to Iran for the first time. The apprehensions she heard from others before she went, compared to her own reactions when she got there could not be more…

Yes, You CAN Eat That Tadigh: 5 Ways to Make Persian Food Healthier! Guest Blogger (5)

Ok, let’s face it. There is NO chance I am ever going to stop eating persian food. No..No..No. However, am I open to learning how I can make it healthier? YES!  And so, I was excited to have recently received…

“Building Bridges with Friendship, Culture, and Humor: My Life as an Iranophile” by John Henry Silva, Guest blogger (4)

As a non-Iranian Iranophile my friends who are Iranian often are surprised that I know a thing or two about t’aarofing. So I’ll start off with a joke. A woman is ready to give birth to twins. She is waiting,…

Making Our Own Iran – One University at a Time, by Afsheen Sharifzadeh, Guest Blogger (3)

Our next guest blogger, Afsheen Sharifzadeh, shares an experience that is all too familiar to many of us. The intersection of culture, tradition and university. Thank you Afsheen! Read his experience below! ——————————- Growing up Iranian-American is a medley tournament of…