Introducing: “Zan, Zindagi, Azadi” – An OMER Series on the Recent Developments in Iran

The ongoing protests in Iran mark a transformative public resistance to decades of oppression. Iranians are challenging the narratives of authority that turned women’s bodies into sites of ideological contestation and defying a deeply oppressive regime.

OMER is launching a series of weekly articles and interviews on our blog that unpack different symbols and concepts at the heart of the most recent developments in Iran. “Yearning for a Regular Life” by Natasha Parnian is the first article in this series titled, “Zan, Zindagi, Azadi” (“Women, Life, Freedom”).

We welcome our readers to contribute to the narrative by sending articles, stories, interviews, and artwork to