Traditions

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…

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…

“Baba”: doesn’t only mean Father…

“Baba” One word and only 4 letters,  but with so much meaning. Whenever I say this word, feelings of warmth, gratitude and love fill me. Most know this word to mean “Father” and this is it’s literal meaning. However, sometimes we…

Norouz: My top 5 memories

Today is Norouz or “New Day” where we celebrate the Iranian New Year.  A time to start fresh, create new goals, feel grateful etc. I always felt that this was a more appropriate time to celebrate the new year; when…

The Holidays: The Persian Version

Waking up. Seeing snow fall outside. Hearing the crackle of a fireplace. Seeing a decorated tree full of gifts. Hearing christmas music playing in the background. Nice right? But this was not what I experienced growing up. Growing up, Christmas +…