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“Do not abandon the love, because you are alone in Iran.
I am by your side and you are in our thoughts.” — Fereydoun Farrokhzad
[Image Description: A black and white photograph of Ondrej Nepela, a white man with parted, slicked-back hair, figure skating. He is wearing a black tuxedo, white button up, and black bow tie. His arms are out at his side and his eyes are focused on the ice.]
From the outside looking in, success can seem like an overnight process: a nobody one day and a star the next. Add the disconnection we have from most of history, and it can be difficult to see how much effort goes into the careers of the greats. That is not an issue with Ondrej Nepela, Olympic gold medalist, a man whose own coach admitted he wasn’t “particularly talented.” (Read full article)
“There are also many people of same sex relationships in this country, who have been violated and have also suffered in silence for fear of being discriminated,” Masisi said. “Just like other citizens, they deserve to have their rights protected.”
What’s the most unexpected info you’ve come across while researching?
Actually in our most recent article I came across something that really surprised me.
In Kenya the Nandi people had this tradition of two women marrying if one woman reached menopause or was widowed without any sons. This wasn’t the surprise, the unexpected part is that they still exist. So in a country where same-sex sexual relationships are illegal, same sex marriage is legal in this area.
You can learn why and more about this tradition here:
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