Melody Moezzi is an Iranian-American writer, attorney, speaker, activist, UN Global Expert, and an award-winning author. Her latest book, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life, was released in August 2013 by Avery. Her first book, War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims, earned her a Georgia Author of the Year Award. Moezzi writes and speaks on a variety of issues, particularly those relating to Islam, Iran, and mental health. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine, and a columnist and blogger for bp Magazine.
Moezzi’s writing has appeared in many outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian and the Christian Science Monitor. She has also appeared on many radio and television programs, including NPR, CNN, and BBC. Moezzi is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Emory University School of Law, as well as the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She has lived in the American South for more than a decade and considers herself a born-again Southerner. She currently lives in Raleigh, NC, with her husband, Matthew, and their cats, Nazanin and Keshmesh.
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