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During novelist Marjan Kamali’s recent trip to Iran, she discovered what it really means to be a woman there–a reality that is much more nuanced than the media portrays
As a woman traveler in the Middle East, you’re going to want to cover up–depending on the country you travel to. The modesty laws and norms greatly differ throughout the region. For example, while in Tehran, you may be fined for showing skin, you may feel comfortable in a t-shirt and jeans in Abu Dhabi. [&hellip
From the moment I saw a photo of Masouleh sent to me by my friend, I was hooked. We had just recently left Iran, presumably for good, when he mailed the photo to me. I never knew when I’d see this place
We left the movie theater and found a cab within a few minutes. As expected, Mom asked for darbast (meaning please don’t pick up other passengers along the way). I wish he had, because maybe the added number of people would have ignited his sense of responsibility.
“Move towards me Bahar, farther back please,” Mom kept telling me with a glare. It was my first time riding a bus in Tehran. Until then, I had only peered through the buses from the street, while trying to capture a photo of how men and women sit in separate sections