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4 weeks ago

Nahid Sewell

Really?“Venmo recently banned the use of "Tehran" on their service. They say it violates their terrorism policy. Tehran is the capital of Iran and the city of origin for almost half a million people in the United States. It also happens to be my name. A name I am very proud of. I will never change my name BUT I will change their perception of it. "Tehran" is used in over 2000 business names in the US alone. 2000 businesses and 1 amazing & cute comedian.
Venmo suspended accounts of people paying for tickets to my show.
Pay attention now because later the cost will be too high. War always begins with culture/heritage first. Make Love. Not War.” - #Repost IAmTehran

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On June 19th Tehran will be the Host of "PERSIAN GIRLS NIGHT OUT!" Comedy Show at UCLA presented by Minority Reportz.

Tehran Ghasri was born and raised in Washington D.C. to an Iranian father and African-American mother, who met each other at college.

Professionally known as Tehran or sometimes as Tehran SoParvaz, Tehran is an international comedian, actor, host, television and radio personality, and entertainer.

His parents chose the name Tehran as a reminder of his Iranian roots and culture. Much of his clothes are custom made to proudly display the name Tehran. The nickname “SoParvaz” which is a more literal way of saying “So Fly” was added much later.

Speaking, reading, and writing Persian, Tehran has great respect for his Iranian heritage as well as his American side. In his humor he encourages young Iranians to learn Persian and appreciate Iranian culture. As a proud Iranian-American, Tehran has always been a leader in the community, working diligently toward a stronger, more united better tomorrow.

Hosting highly rated TV and Radio programs, the sharp witted comedian has been compared to a mix of Dave Chappelle and Stephen Colbert meets Maz Jobrani.

Tehran holds degrees in international politics and communications, economics, and law from George Mason University.
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2 months ago

Nahid Sewell

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6969485/Human-rights-lawyer-sentenced-148-lashes-38-years-jail-I...

Human rights lawyer sentenced to lashes and 38 years in jail in Iran
Nasrin Sotoudeh, an internationally renowned human rights lawyer jailed in Iran, was handed maximum sentence for all of her seven convictions.
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4 months ago

Nahid Sewell

She won! ⭐️⭐️⭐️!!!! Congratulations to 25 yr old Iranian American female director Rayka Zehtabchi on winning an Academy Award just now!!! The film she directed, PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. was nominated for (BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT) ⭐️
Read more about Rayka at this link, www.glamour.com/story/period-end-of-sentence-netflix
(Post photo and text updated after Rayka won her Oscar)
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5 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Concert time! #gerrynschaks #concert #crooners #timelesssongs #timelessclassics ...

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8 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Thank you Addison Library for hosting my book talk. Great discussion on life under Islamic rule, as experienced after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, as written in The Ruby Tear Catcher. #publiclibrary #addisonpubliclibrary #therubytearcatcher #bookclub #booktalk #addisonillinois ...

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8 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Chicago peeps, I’d love to see you at my presentation at Addison Library on Monday, October 22, 7 pm. You can sign up using this link addisonlibrary.libcal.com/event/4268806 #chicago #addison #addisonlibrary #nahidsewell #therubytearcatcher #bookclub #booktalk ...

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9 months ago

Nahid Sewell

A presentation on Life Under Islam & Religious Fundamentalism. Monday Oct 22, 7-8 pm at The Addison Public Library in Addison, Illinois. #opentothepublic
addisonlibrary.libcal.com/event/4268806 #addisonillinois #addisonpubliclibrary #publiclibrary #therubytearcatcher #nahidsewell #bookevent #bookevents #bookdiscussion
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11 months ago

Nahid Sewell

Great evening discussing the story behind The Ruby Tear Catcher with the Saddlebookers book club. #therubytearcatcher #oakbrook #bookclubs #nahidsewell #tolerance ...

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