Latest posts by Tori Egherman
Each language is morphing in its own way -- and not everyone is happy about it.
“I asked myself, how can we make sure that there is a just and healthy planet in the end for us to live our liberated lives?”
Yeah, I'm angry. And scared. About racism. Our future. The Netherlands.
“I understand Dutch affection for Zwarte Piet is born out of a warm, and well-meaning Christmas tradition. But I cannot excuse it.”
"We all have ways in which we are a victim and a perpetrator."
"Everyday we need to tell each other that their hatred will be defeated by the intrinsic need for peace; to live together; not to hate each other; but to love."
"You’ve turned as all into beggars. Please tell Mr. Khamenei, tell the president, tell everyone, tell them we are desperate. We don’t need this revolution. We hate the clerics."
"The members of parliament need to know that they are accountable to the people, that they represent the people, and that the eyes of the people are upon them."
"Sometimes, you wake in 2016, but it feels like 1875 because Natives are still fighting for our land." --Sherman Alexie
"...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..."
"Daesh has claimed responsibility for the design of Iran's Olympic uniform."
"Even after an artist passes on, his art lives on..."
The story is so absurd that it seems funny, at first glance. But the Iranian state's problems with Kim Kardashian are no laughing matter.
"Shajarian, voice of the people of Iran: #Maestro_we_love_you #Shajarian"
"With every departure there is a return. Even when weak and ill we must stand and smile. We must go on..." writes Hossein Ronaghi-Maleki.
"I asked if they knew what disaster would befall us if the lake were to dry up. They said, if it goes dry, we'll just have to go somewhere else."
On May 3, just in time for World Press Freedom Day, Iranian cartoonist Atena Farghadani was released from Evin Prison.
"The aim of a Persian cook is to balance hot and cold ingredients...or to correct the imbalance [that is] causing trouble to an individual, with food."
"By the grace of God, I was released from Evin Prison tonight after serving time. Thank you all for the kindness," Hadi Heidari wrote on Instagram.
"To my cartooning colleagues around the world: let's keep watching and speaking out for Atena Farghadani."
From Heartwarming to Hilarious, 6 Things People Are Sharing About Iran and Persian Culture on Social Media
"...now I fight against those who want to drag Iran into regression. With the hopes for the day when we can all...have a higher tolerance for each other."