My Shadow is my Skin Book Review: The Hyphenated Identity of Iranian Diaspora “I have taken my shadow—my Iranian heritage—and inverted it. My shadow is my skin. I advertise it” (p. 25).  In three declarative sentences, Iranian-American author Cyrus Copeland 1 pledges his embrace to the one constant antagonist in his innate battle. He integrates […]

Women, Life, Freedom Protests in Artistic Spaces On September 16, 2022, 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died in Tehran after being arrested by police. Amini was detained by Iran’s ‘Guidance Patrol,’ the country’s religious morality police who arrested Amini for allegedly not wearing her hijab according to the country’s Islamic dress code. Amini’s death sparked protests in […]