Other Writings

Essay by Esther Amini

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ChaiFlicks

Now streaming “AM-REE-KAH,” an excerpt from: “Concealed”

Beginning September 1, 2020

Lilith

“In My Persian Immigrant Family…How My Brother Mothered Me”

Zibby Owens' "We Found Time to Read"

“Sheltering with Ghosts”

Female First

“Nine things I didn’t know about writing a book—until I wrote one”

Frolic Media

“An Iranian Mom Thumps in my Chest.”

Boukharian Shepherd

An excerpt from “Concealed.”

A Closet Full of Oscars

Staging a wily coup at the house of a legendary designer, her mother finally found fashion freedom.

Under the Covers

When Her Father Won’t Let Her Go to College

Iranian Taarof

I give you the best of what I have. I’ve saved it all for you—my welcomed guest.

Last Word: Breaking Away

In 1967, Barnard mailed me an acceptance letter. Tears washed my cheeks as I pirouetted across the living room.

Giving Voice

 To escape persecution and even death, my parents posed as Muslims while living in Mashhad, Iran, in the 1940s.

Podcast: A Persian-American Thanksgiving

How Thanksgiving became Holy for one Iranian Jewish Woman and her family.

Giving Voice

 To escape persecution and even death, my parents posed as Muslims while living in Mashhad, Iran, in the 1940s.

Food & Memory

Esther contributes a recipe that came from her Jewish-Iranian mother who was born and raised in the city of Mashhad.

Stories adapted for stage by Jewish Women’s Theatre:

“Barnard College”
“Persian Thanksgiving- Saffron Rice and Cranberry Sauce”—- both performed in the JWT show entitled:
Saffron and Rosewater

“Oscar de la Renta and Mom”—-performed in the JWT show entitled:
Unknown Stories Of Biblical Proportions

“Kicking High and Hard”—-performed in the JWT show entitled:
“OH, MOTHER”

“Iranian Tar-rof”—performed in the JWT show entitled:
The Matzo Ball Diaries

“Am-ree-kah”——–performed in the JWT show entitled:
Crossing Our Red Sea