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    How  ‫ر‬

     

           


For   my people     ‫ای‬  

               

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How   do we learn to unlearn 

   ‫ر‬  

‫د‬

‫د‬

             

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How   do we prevent ourselves from adding to the burden of others   in order to relieve ourselves of our own      ‫ر‬   ‫ار‬

‫د ن‬

‫دن‬ ‫ای را‬ ‫ر ن را روی دوش‬

               

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How   is the political personal   (vice versa) 

‫ر‬        

‫ا‬

(

    ِ َ‫ا‬ ‫)و‬

       

4


How     can we acknowledge and tell vulnerable stories   without othering   or being othered 

   ‫ر‬ ‫ار‬

‫اک‬

‫ا‬

‫ان رو‬ ‫ا‬

‫ان د‬

‫دا ن‬ ‫د ی را‬ ‫ ون ا‬  ‫د‬             

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How     can we share traumatic stories   without undermining our own healing progress 

   ‫ر‬  

‫ان‬

‫ا ید‬ ‫ا م د‬

‫ا‬ ‫و ا‬

             

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How     do we tell a story that has long been silenced   without being silenced when telling it   

 ‫ر‬ ‫ه رو‬

‫ت‬

‫ت‬ ‫ت‬

‫دا‬ ‫در ز ن‬

‫ ون ا‬                7 


How     do we tell stories   without distorting the ways  in which we navigate through life   ‫ر‬  

‫ن‬ ‫ون ا‬

    ‫دا‬            

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How     do we cope with what is lost   while attending to what is gained 

   ‫ر‬ ‫دادن‬ ‫د از د‬ ‫رو‬ ‫ی‬

‫ن‬ ‫آوردن‬

‫د‬

  ‫و‬             

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How     do we create spaces where trauma is recognized   and the desire to be challenged is honoured 

‫ر‬ ‫د‬

‫رو درک‬ ‫د‬ ‫م‬

‫ز‬

‫رو‬ ‫ن رو‬

‫ه‬

      ‫و‬ 

       

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How     can we transform our ideal visions   into lived realities 

‫ر‬ ‫د ن رو‬

‫ا هآل‬ ‫ن‬

‫ذ‬ ‫تز‬

       ‫ وا‬             

11


How     much do we really care 

‫ر‬ ‫د‬

‫ر ارزش‬

‫ا‬

                   

12


How     can we be consistent 

   ‫ر‬  

‫ت دا‬

             

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How     do we ensure we can  hold a conversation collectively   

 ‫ر‬ ‫ید‬

‫از‬

               

14


How     can we enable ourselves to change   our traumatic pasts into empowered futures 

   ‫ر‬ ‫های ا‬

‫د ن رو در‬ ‫ی د وز ن آ‬

  ‫از ز‬ 

         

15


How     can we undo the damage   that has already been done   

 ‫ر‬  ‫ن رو‬

‫ی‬

‫د‬

‫آ‬

 

         

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How     can we reclaim the dignity   that was lost in relying on others     

‫ر‬   ‫ر‬   ‫دادها‬

‫وری رو دو ره د‬ ‫دن د ان از د‬

             

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Translation by   Tahmineh Mirmotahari         ‫ی‬  

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Profile for Mélika Hashemi

How  

‘How’ questions demand for us to inquire beyond the ‘whats’ and ‘whys’ and transition into the realm of action. These questions were derive...

How  

‘How’ questions demand for us to inquire beyond the ‘whats’ and ‘whys’ and transition into the realm of action. These questions were derive...

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