June 14, 2024

Aryana Goodarzi

Aryana Goodarzi (she/they) is an Iranian-American queer feminist writer and a current master's student at NYU. Their research explores how to classify sexual assault and rape as forms of sex discrimination under the law. They are the founder of a magazine called, “There Are No Queers in the Middle East,” aimed at recognizing and discussing the existence of queer SWANA (Southwest Asian and North African) and Middle Eastern women and nonbinary individuals. The magazine is available online at all times and will be in print in early 2024 in both English and Farsi.