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e*lix*ir #17: Dedicated to the Ten Martyrs of Shiraz
Summer 2024



Art and Advocacy


The Bluest Part of the Sky by Tanin
The Lake by Nourin Omidi
The Rope by Mehrsa Mastoori


Tahereh and Jamshid: A One-Act Play by Sandra Lynn Hutchison


The Skies She Didn’t See: Paintings & Poetry by Jean Wilkey and Sandra Lynn Hutchison


A Letter to Mona from Shiraz by Maava
A Letter to Mona from Yazd by Bahar Rohani


Soul Garments by June Paisa Perkins

Remembering the Ten Martyrs of Shiraz

The Patio by Nourin Omidi
A Free Spirit by Nava Nazifi
The Flowers of Shiraz: My Spiritual Superheroes by Shadi Tajeddini
Mona Mahmoudnejad: Through the Eyes of a Child by Kimiya Roohani
The Other Mona: Forever Seventeen by Mona Shahgholi
The Flowers of Shiraz: The Story of a Play by Hannan Hashemi
Free Spirits and Butterflies by Sandra Lynn Hutchison

Prison Stories

One Stitch at a Time by Sama Khalily
Where is Hannan Hashemi? by Sandra Lynn Hutchison
My Thirty-Four Days in an Iranian Prison by Hannan Hashemi

Dreams and Visions

What Mona Wanted: A Prayer for Resilience by Kimiya Roohani
I Dream of a Country by Maava
The Dreams of a Planet Earth Citizen by Shadi Tajeddini
Iran Will Rise by Taranom

Personal Reflections on Bahá’í Texts

The Power of Faith in Facing Afflictions by Ghazal


Ruhi & Riaz by Sama Khalily


More Prison Poems — A Tale of Love by Mahvash Sabet

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issue #17, Dedicated to the Ten Martyrs of Shiraz

Jean Wilkey

“To the true lover reunion is life, and separation is death... A myriad lives he would forsake to hasten to the abode of his beloved.” – Bahá’u’lláh