Donna Ghassemi

Donna Ghassemi is a lover of raccoons, donuts, and nostalgia. She is a short story writer that occasionally dabbles with poetry, usually during the late hours of the night. Her work is inspired by daily life, her family history, and weird dreams she has after eating too much food. Donna hopes to one day be good enough to have her books sold at grocery stores.

Updated July 2020

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Nikkei Uncovered: a poetry column

What we hold - Part Two

Over the past several years, Vigilant Love (an organization working towards safety and justice of communities impacted by Islamophobia and violence), has hosted a community Iftar bringing together hundreds of Muslim, Japanese American and other LA community members in the spirit of many years of solidarity practice between our communities. This was the first year the program had to be virtual due to Covid-19, but over 170 people still came together for the online breaking of the fast. I had the great honor of working with Vigilant Love’s Solidarity Arts Fellows to collaborate and support their group performances. We ...

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