Sweating, smiling, laughing, messing up, and feeling incredible. That is my state of mind and body on Sunday nights, Monday nights, Tuesday nights, Wednesday nights, and any other night I can find. I have danced for a long time, but I only started Latin dancing last year, here at U.Va. Since then, as anyone who knows me can tiredly attest, Latin dancing has been a huge part of my life.
At Iris we are concerned with the empowerment and aid of women here at the University of Virginia. Many of the women here (myself included) are young, in their twenties, and all of us could use some life advice. For this reason, I went to the fascinating “More than the Score” talk on October 13th, given by the accomplished Dr.
The mark of true humility is found in a sincere lack of boastfulness about one’s achievements.
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I had the amazing fortune to meet Farzaneh Milani at a lunch event last week. I was not familiar with her work, but the awe that my editor approached her with immediately intrigued me. Farzaneh asked me about my interests and my background, and showed great concern at how far I live from my family.
Claude Clayton Smith is a Professor Emeritus of English at Ohio Northern University, an author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, and the latest winner of our nonfiction essay contest. His winning essay, "Question Mark," caught our attention with its poignant descriptions of both the beginning and end of a relationship. The essay is featured in our Spring 2012 issue. Earlier this year, Iris connected with Claude via e-mail to ask him about his journey as a writer.
The Arriaga Sisters show how to hold on to joy even as they fight on the front lines of the world’s cruelty.
Alexandra and Ximena Arriaga are sisters and activists in two of the bleakest areas of the cultural landscape—international human rights and domestic violence, respectively. Yet they are two of the most joyous women we’ve met.
Thursday, April 19 5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m. U.Va. Women's Center Come Wish Print Iris Bon Voyage! To commemorate the release of the last Iris Magazine print edition, the Women’s Center is hosting a bon voyage party! Join us as we usher in the new digital era for Iris while mingling with other readers and enjoying delicious food and refreshments. Also, the Center’s very own Associate Director, Ginger Moran, will be reading from her new book, The Algebra of Snow. A copy of this critically acclaimed novel will be raffled off to one lucky person!