All I want is a decent job where I can contribute to society and get paid enough to buy big bags of week.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
I don’t trust people who don’t like lamb.
This says “Eshgh” means “Love”. This is my first attempt in street water calligraphy. I have done this in front of National Gallery in Trafalgar square in London. Surprisingly, the weather was so nice. I have taken video of this and will publish here soon for whoever is interested to see how it is done.
Check out our new article: Queer and Trans Subjects in Iranian Cinema: Between Representation, Agency, and Orientalist Fantasies
“Historically, some European men who came into contact with the Middle East both fantasized about and denounced the closed-door sexual lives of Middle Eastern men and women, especially homosocial spaces and same-sex relations. European women, on the other hand, sought to save their Oriental “sisters” whom they viewed as oppressed by their religion and Oriental men, as elucidated by Harvard Professor Leila Ahmed in her book, Women and Gender in Islam. These attitudes toward Middle Easterners continue to this day, an example of which can be found in the movie Circumstance whose relatively positive public reception in the West arises from this conformity to Western Orientalist imaginaries, whereas the movie Facing Mirrors disrupts and challenges the hegemonic and Orientalizing narrative of Iran’s sexual and gender minorities, and is thus ignored and excluded from the cultural and artistic public domain.”