names
Having your name mispronounced is a cousin of being called the wrong name altogether. It carries with it a sense that you're somehow not worthwhile enough to be bothered with.
hairy women
I’m an Iranian-American woman who grew up blessed with a genetic makeup that is the byproduct of thousands of years of evolution in which hairiness developed to somehow help my people better survive in their environment. I guess.
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Dec 10, 2012 at 9:00am | 166 comments

family history
I’m at a weird place in history, as are many of my female peers; I am the first woman in my line who has such a dramatically free reign over her destiny and her place in the world.