July 6, 2017

Many people cringe when they hear the current United States of America President mention his “America First” mindset. Their minds wander to the people around the world that grow up dreaming about America ― the land of the free, a place where anyone can be anything if they work hard enough ― and wonder what they think when they hear the leader of the free world using that phrase about America’s foreign policies.

Yes, we absolutely need to take care of our own; there is so much progress to be made...

March 2, 2017

I didn’t mean to cry while writing this, but I just got back from traveling to Istanbul, and as soon as I caught a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty (from a far distance in my fifth floor walk up apartment in Brooklyn), I burst into tears because I missed my new friends from Iran and around the world. And a lot of them can’t come visit me. So I haven’t been able to stop thinking about Trump’s repressive, un-American Travel Ban during this aspirationally Putin-esque Presidency.

This man who claims...

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