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Oct 21, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

Thank you for this. My father came to America before the revolution and never went back. The remainder of my Iranian family has lived in the diaspora/ exile since the revolution. I am grateful I wasn’t born there and heartbroken that the country my father loved doesn’t exist and instead continues to brutalize and murder innocent people. Thank you for sharing your story, spreading awareness, and using your gift of expression to so eloquently detail the experience of this type of oppression. 💚💚💚

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And thank you for sharing yours, Erin. 💚💚💚

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Oct 21, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

Thank you for telling your story.

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Yes- keep the spotlight on the human rights abuses going on, and support the protesters!

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Oct 23, 2022Liked by Sari Botton

Thank you, Naz, for sharing your story. I also read your piece on the death of your father and found it incredibly touching. Thank you.

I hate to be cynical and negative, but... I spent the past 15 years working in and around Afghanistan, Iran's neighbor, watching as women regained their rightful place in society as doctors and journalists and lawyers and judges. It only took one year for all the progress to be undone. In fact, today I have to actively search to find any news of Kabul's women in the media at all. It's as if they've disappeared from the world's conscience.

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Wow. This is so beautiful. And vitally important. Thank you!!!

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