The Seattle branch of Feminists for Jina, “a group of intersectional and internationalist feminists from Iran in diaspora and exile,” gathered at Westlake Park today, Mar. 4, 2023, for a rally. The “Woman, Life, Freedom” rally served to show “support of the ongoing feminist revolution in Iran, stand in solidarity with women, trans, non-binary, queer, and other oppressed people from all backgrounds across the globe, and defend their right to bodily autonomy and a life free from discrimination and violence,” according to an Instagram post. In light of International Women’s Day, March 8, as well as the recent suspected poisoning of Iranian girls attending school, participants spread solidarity through multilingual chanting, singing, and a dance performance dedicated to amplifying the voices of women across the world.
Mo is an alumni of Seattle Central and is currently attending the University of Washington with aspirations to pursue a career in journalism and communications while also delving into anthropology. She aims to explore the world and reveal the stories it wishes to tell through her writing and photography/videography. When she’s not captivated by her journalistic pursuits, she loves to go on adventures, create, watch films, and surf.