Storytelling is a skill that has followed humanity from the beginning of time. In recent days it has become a buzzword, but Yara Elmjouie is someone who brings meaning back to this lost art.
Being of Iranian-American heritage, he’s not your average journalist.
In his words: While there, I freelanced articles for The Guardian’s Tehran Bureau, surprised unsuspecting pedestrians with my camera for Humans of Tehran (a Facebook page modeled after HONY), whispered live Persian-language translations into people’s ears for a TEDx event, swashbuckled from Southeast Asia to Western Europe as an evangelist for an Iranian animation studio, and roamed the streets of Tehran trying to make viral videos with a bearded-warrior-in-a-kilt puppet.
One good thing about connecting the people together through these interviews is that the world gets smaller. Former guest Dolly Li (from episode 20) THANK YOU DOLLY used to work with Yara and helped put me in touch with this incredible Iranian-American reporter.
Our conversation with Yara is definitely one of my favorites so far on the show because of the way he’s able to make you laugh and knows what he’s talking about.
Don’t believe me? His videos have millions of views on FB and YouTube combined!
In Today’s Episode:
- What is Iran and navigating two cultures
- The Power of Storytelling and Smiles
- The Importance of Mentors
- And much more!
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Until next time. Stay incredible!