Why Beauty Itself is the Islamic Regime’s Target | Leaving the Left for Liberty | Ep 17

Bahereh Khodadoost is an Iranian-American artist and mystic. She is also host Sienna Mae Heath’s mother. As a member of the Baha’i Faith, Bahereh experienced human rights violations in Iran and left the country two months after the Islamic Revolution in 1979. During the interview, Sienna and Bahereh reflect on the recent killing of Mahsa Amini, which sparked a new revolution of men, women, and children, uniting across otherwise deep ideological boundaries to assert their rights in the face of a censorious, theocratic government. This latest uprising is being called a revolution—for and by the people, bravely led by the chant “zan, zendegi, azadi” translated as “woman, life, freedom.”

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Sienna Mae Heath

Sienna Mae Heath is a growth writer. Sienna is the star and writer of the short documentary Real Unity produced by Free the People and screened at the Anthem Film Festival (FreedomFest) 2021. She now hosts Leaving the Left for Liberty on Free the People where she interviews whistleblowers, dissidents, and other alternative voices in the Western World. Empowering empaths through flowing truth in timely essays and poignant poetry, her most recent pieces have been featured on The Kim Iversen Show, The Equiano Project, Braver Angels Media, Medium’s Society, History, and Race pages, and The Independent’s “Conversations.” Locally in the Lehigh Valley, PA, she is known for cocreating a more beautiful world as The Sovereign Gardener and for developing The Hero’s Journey worksheet to guide survivors of abuse in telling their stories of liberation. Follow her on Substack, Medium, Instagram, and Twitter.

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