I’ll admit, I’m obsessed with how you processmy projection, how your consciousnessconceives of my existence -- this corporeal form before you.Do I bore you with myfrequent expressions of frustration, or do youfind me worthy of your attention? Maybe we’re not there yet…are you faltering behind that veil of perception?The one that perceives me as the … Continue reading Human, Like You.
Restlessness pulses through my veins like an unwelcome narcotic, and I’ve been on this drug for so long that I’m not sure if I could live without it. In fact, it was passed to me through fetal capillaries, connected to a placental artery, which branched into a tree with a trunk extending deep into Persian … Continue reading The Restlessness in my Veins
Multiple events held our attention over this past week: tensions between the United States and Iran were at an all time high; an executive order to assassinate a top Iranian official was carried out by the United States; and a Boeing jetliner headed for Ukraine crashed shortly after takeoff, just outside of Tehran, killing all … Continue reading 63 Stories That Could Enrich Our Views on Immigration & Diversity
In 2013, Cameron described the transformation of Canada's immigration and refugee policies under the Trudeau government that culminated in the passing of the Immigration Act in 1976 (Cameron, 2013). Some of the changes that characterized this Act included "the principle of admission to Canada on humanitarian grounds and a provision for private sponsorship of refugees." Cameron goes on to demonstrate, in … Continue reading The Iranian Baha’i Refugee Program: A Case Study in Canadian Hospitality
O Canada. O Dear Canada. I have so much to thank you for. You opened your doors to my family when our homeland had rejected us. You were patient as we learned your culture, your rules, and your confusing government forms. You afforded us equal opportunities to engage in business, to further our education, to … Continue reading O Canada. O Dear Canada.