Happy first Friday of 2015! I hope your holidays were relaxing, cozy and wonderful! But now, it's time to get back to the grind. Let's start slow, though, with a Flashback Friday to a piece I wrote about a year ago about how a nineteen year old from Walnut, IL became fascinated by Iranian politics.
"“Why Iran?” is a question I’ve been asked numerous times since I was 19 and first delivered a speech on then-President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Particularly during my tenure as one of the local tattooed baristas in my small hometown, many were surprised to learn my bookshelves were lined with Iranian political histories. I get that a smiley young woman who grew up in the middle of a cornfield is not what comes to mind when someone says, “Iranian politics.”"
You can read the piece at Literally, Darling. Do you have any seemingly out-of-the-ordinary interests?
Bridey is a freelance writer living in Washington, D.C.
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