People | Body Language

Ballet Helped Me Reclaim My Identity as a Queer Iranian

Imagination could only take me so far. I was ready to dance—and this time my mom couldn’t say no.

They looked different, like their bodies were made of silk and elastic. I wanted to be one of them.

was my

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theme and Variations

It was as if I, too, was in a dream—like those times I got high in my car and imagined myself up on stage, moving freely, as my true self.