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Tahirih, Breaking Barriers for the Freedom of All Women

PRESENTED BY Pegah Nabili | Oct 22, 2017
8 MINS
“Imagine you live in a place,” says Pegah Nabili, “where your identity is expected to be concealed.” She tells the story of 19th-Century Iran’s most courageous woman, Tahirih, who defied cultural customs to announce that a new culture of equality had dawned. Her sacrifice, which ultimately meant she lost her life, became the blueprint for a new era of equality and justice. “Her fight reminds me,” Nabili says, “that the fight for progress is not won by passive words, but by bold action.” Listen to the podcast on SoundCloud.

Pegah Nabili is a student from the Chicago suburbs. Pegah has had an interest in arts and literature from a young age, and since the age of 4 has been performing Persian poetry. She has been pursuing her undergraduate studies in neuroscience and philosophy at...

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  • Tara Abhasakun
    Dec 12, 2017
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    I really appreciate this talk, as Tahirih is one of my biggest heroes! One thing I think we forget about Tahirih is that she challenged the religious orthodoxy of her time, because she knew that certain Islamic concepts were outdated. I guess sometimes, I just wish that Baha'is, too, would challenge their own orthodoxies, such as women not serving on the UHJ.
  • Aires Mario da Cruz
    Oct 22, 2017
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    Absolutely LOVELY!!!
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