Iranian Culture

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…

TheSaffronLife (and me) on the radio – 1st time!

Despite the fact that I try not to often write about myself here… I couldn’t resist this one! I was recently accepted to be on a local radio station and talk about TheSaffronLife. This was my ¬†first radio interview… ever!…

Jemma & Amir: A dating story, by Jemma Douglas, Guest Blogger (2)

Some of the most interesting relationships are those that are intercultural. I have always thought about how they have become so much more common, but not without some surprises and new learnings. Meet Jemma & Amir. An American girl…dating an…

“Wait, you want to invite THEM??”

(Disclaimer on this post: I am taking a more humorous approach to this process below!) I believe this might be one of the hardest parts of planning a wedding and even harder for a persian wedding. Why is it harder?…

Floss, Hair, and a 6 year old…A story by Avisha Soheili, guest blogger

Cultural mixups and confusions happen more than we all think. Our first guest blogger, Avisha Soheili, presents  the Cultural mix-up she experienced! ———————————————————- Guest Blogger: Avisha Soheili As an Iranian Dental Hygienist who deals with the public everyday,  I frequently…