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  • Between Two Worlds: a Rising Generation of Iranian-Americans Speaks Out

    Maureen,|Jun 7, 2021

    Growing up, Iranian-Americans like Ora Yashar often saw themselves depicted only as the exotic Other: in her words, "either terrorists or Princess Jasmine." But Yashar's generation was raised in the United States - Iranian in heritage living their own American stories. "Now we're bridging the gap between our old world and our new," remarks another millennial Iranian-American, Asal Akhondzadeh. Yashar and Akhondzadeh are part of a plethora of Persian talent - writers, actors, musicians, and in...