“The mixed experience is a unique, bold, and new experience that gives ‘mixed’ people an extraordinary ability to understand and see the world from many angles . . . “
We are extremely pleased that Tehran Von Ghasri will be part of the 2017 Mixed Remixed Festival. Tehran will participate as part of a special roundtable discussion The Mixed-Race Conversation: Is It a Wrap? and also host the Storyteller’s Prize Presentation and Live Event. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
What are you?
LOS ANGELES or did you mean where am I in life cause in that case…NOWHERE
What is your mixed experience?
I’m half Persian, half Black, and all AMAZING.
What is the most important thing you want people to know about the mixed experience?
The mixed experience is a unique, bold, and new experience that gives ‘mixed’ people an extraordinary ability to understand and see the world from many angles from the eyes of different races, cultures, and heritages at the same time.
Do you remember when you first started thinking about the mixed experience? Was it because of a certain moment or event? Please tell us about that.
Growing up being ‘mixed’ was very new, and to this day being Black and Persian is very rare. I remember as a young child people not being able to comprehend that I was a product of both my father and my mother, because I did not ‘look’ like either one. Teachers would often ask my father if I was adopted or if he was my step-father. They couldn’t fathom mixed race children. Its nice to have a place in the world where that doesn’t happen.
What was your experience when you attended the Mixed Remixed Festival? Why did you want to come back?
The Mixed Remixed Festival is a place of liberation, freedom, and understanding. Its a place to share common bonds and common experiences.
What are you looking forward to most at the Festival this year?
I’m looking forward to Tehran hosting. He is great!!!