Being part Middle Eastern but looking fully white and European gave me an identity crisis, and a revelation about who I am.
The story behind one of the most famous Middle-Eastern dancers in the West, who was determined to become more than a spectacle.
I called my mom and broke down. I couldn't do this anymore.
So many of us deal with this struggle, but how often do we talk about it?
Turns out they don't want an Iranian Muslim American female running around on television.