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I am a French-Iranian woman with a passion for comedy. I have been lucky enough to be performing all over New York since 2010. I was a TV producer and a head writer for a morning live news show in France, as well as a free lance journalist and a book editor for many years.

Now, I am a life and a career coach (member of ICF), an improviser, a writer, and a show producer. I love my life!

I am a performer at the UCB & sometimes produce shows at The PIT in New York.

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23 ways feminists have made the world better for women

It may seem like a bizarrely obvious statement, but somewhere between earning women the right to vote, pushing through legislation opening up universities to female students and advancing the Civil Rights movement (to name just a very few examples), feminism has indeed made life much, much better (and as a result, happier) — not just for American women, but American men as well. Far removed from the stereotypical and inaccurate image of the bra-burning activist, feminists have proven time and time again that women’s rights are human rights. And as the Declaration of Independence so elegantly points out, the ideals of life and liberty are intrinsically tied up with that third pursuit: happiness. 

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"I wanted to become something that was outside of the paradigms of expectation of the people in power."

Neil deGrasse Tyson in a panel at Harvard in 2009, responding to a question about Larry Summers’ infamous comments about women being genetically less inclined toward science. SMACK IT DOWN. 

(Also, I have a TV crush on Cosmos.) 


Paris Metro stops renamed after famous women

There’s only ONE métro stop named after a famous woman. Soooooo this is awesome. Yep.

It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.

Guilermo Del Toro - How Pacific Rim saved his life

“I wanted to show that men and women can be friends without having a relationship,” says del Toro of the relationship between the two main characters Mako (played by Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi) and Raleigh (“Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam). “Theirs is a story about partnership, equality and a strong bond between partners. It’s important for little girls to know not every story has to be a love story and for boys to know that soldiers aren’t the only ones to triumph in war.”

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YES TO THIS. Also the reason why I don’t like what J.K. Rowling said about Harry Potter recently. All stories don’t have to be love stories. They can be about friendship, equality and kicking ass without the mushy stuff. Don’t get me wrong, romance is great, but there are other types of stories. Let’s stop being stuck in the 50s where romantic comedies bloomed to essentially send women back home, after they essentially won WWII through their hard work and behind the scenes actions. Let’s make stories about equality.

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» feminist [the word] includes the idea that believing men and women to be equal, believing all people to be people is not a natural state — that we don’t emerge, assuming that everybody in the human race is a human, that the idea of equality is just an idea that’s imposed on us, that we are indoctrinated with, that it’s an agenda.

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I used to work for a woman who had been an agent… And I was asking her why there weren’t more women in general who were writers. And she said, “Well, I can tell you one thing which is that when I told men that their writing wasn’t good enough they would go out and prove me wrong. They would say, ‘Oh, I’ll show you.’ And when I told women their writing wasn’t good enough they’d believe me.”

Lindsay Doran, (on the Scriptnotes podcast)

(I thought this was interesting and infuriating and probably sadly true for too many people. -AK)


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"Let It Go", NSFW version.

Oh yes!