Stories about The Bridge from September, 2016
In Defense of My Right to Abortion in Macedonia
"Choosing not to bear a child for whom a nurturing environment cannot be guaranteed isn't a denial of responsibility— it's the ultimate assumption of responsibility for oneself and the world."
I Am Lucky to Have a Syrian Passport
"Do I appear fidgety? Maybe it is because I don’t understand how someone would ever answer “Yes” to the question: 'Are you a member of a secret banned organization?'"
A Lavish Iranian TV Series Revises the History of the 1953 Coup for the Post-Nuclear Deal Age
Iran's 1953 coup d'état is widely depicted as a rupture in the modern history of Iran. It is also a Pandora’s box filled with contested narratives.
Uzbekistan's Late President Islam Karimov Leaves an Enduring and Terrifying Legacy
Unlike his regional counterparts he didn't build a cult of personality, but while in power Uzbekistan's Islam Karimov exercised an iron-fisted control over his citizens—and over narratives about the country.
A Home Safe From Fear: My American Dream
"...I support the #BlackLivesMatter movement....not because my life or anyone else’s life matters less. It’s because I can’t unsee what I’ve seen. I can’t erase history..."