Challenges of living in exile and how my liberal views are reflected in my day-to-day life

There is no power for change greater than a community discovering what it cares about.

Margaret J. Wheatley

Welcome to the first edition of the Your Curated Kin newsletter, a monthly curation of personal stories that have shaped my personality, relationships and career. The content is inspired by my intersectional experience as an Iranian in exile, an advocate for equality of opportunity, a mother of two “hoogbegaafd” children and a truly equal partner.

I appreciate your interest in the newsletter and look forward to reading your comments and feedback.

Read on to discover the introductory episode of the Your Curated Kin Podcast, which will accompany this newsletter, as well as my interview with DutchNews and my open letter to the late mayor of Amsterdam, Eberhard van der Laan.

You’ll also find a reminder about my event taking place this Saturday, 30 October, at Academiegebouw in Utrecht: ‘Verbinding’: Tackling Social & Work Divisions through a Synergistic Model. I hope you can make it.

Warm regards,

Somaye Dehban