Archive for Category: "iran"
“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
Because of the length of my stay in Iran, I decided to have a look at its healthcare system. Curious about my own field, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and its range of cases, I requested to shadow a surgeon in the operating room.
Mom, my favorite list maker, wants me to sit with her as she writes down her grocery list and add whatever I need to it. I don’t want to go shopping. Nothing against shopping, it’s just that in Iran it’s a production for a woman to go outside
I might as well cover the dress code for you now. The Islamic Republic of Iran has particular requirements for appropriate attire. And it is stricter with regards to women. Contrary to public belief, in Iran women are not required to cover their faces.
The other day mom took me to a salon for eyebrow shaping and facial threading. This will be my second visit to my birth country since I left 22 years ago. In Iran it is customary to do threading for facial hair. In the past I have had my legs done that way too but that was in middle school, ages ago. They must use wax by now