2019 has been a lot of ups but a lot more downs. Music has always helped me interpret the world around me and my experiences, and writing has always helped me get out what I'm feeling or thinking, and put it into something tangible that I can go back to and hold in my hands. … Continue reading A Year in Review: top articles of 2019
When the Iranian revolution happened in 1979 and the dictatorship of the Shah ended, Zohreh and many millions like her were full of hope – they yearned for freedom, liberty and equal rights for women and men. It was not to be. Instead Zohreh endured years in jail, was lashed and tortured and saw her … Continue reading The pain never goes away; an Iranian refugee’s story
Scott Borchetta, the CEO and President of Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), knowingly sold his label, which includes Taylor Swift’s lucrative master recordings of her last 7 albums to Ithaca Holdings LLC., a company that is indirectly profiting from the war in Yemen. The $300 million sale includes Big Machine’s client roster, distribution deals, publishing … Continue reading Blood Money: Taylor Swift’s master recordings and the war in Yemen
There is a photograph in a book dedicated to a lesser known war photographer Dickey Chapelle. Chapelle reported from around the world, including the battle of Iwo Jima, the reconstruction of post-war Europe, the Algerian civil war and most notably, the Vietnam war. In addition to this, Dickey also covered relief and aid work in … Continue reading “Round and round we go, where it stops nobody knows”: an essay on political short-termism.