In a recent interview for 1883 Magazine, Sepideh Moafi spoke about why she chose to teach a Girls Write Now Salon centered on her experience as a refugee and artist-activist. Moafi opened her Salon by reading a personal essay that she wrote for a fundraiser in support of The International Rescue Committee (IRC) in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. Born in a refugee camp in Germany, Moafi has a passion and commitment to advocate for refugees and immigrants who are in vulnerable situations worldwide.
Moafi explained, “I wanted to show myself as an example of someone who came from that background and is trying her best to contribute as an artist and as a humanitarian to give back.”
Sepideh Moafi taught an empowering Salon entitled “Explore What Home Means To You,” in which she led participants through a series of prompts designed to foster a deeper exploration of belonging and home.