I could not help but feel my parents' story was left out, as were many others: the interracial marriages of the Iranian Diaspora. We are the forgotten ones, often times frowned upon for not being Iranian enough.
But there are those of us who end up learning the tools to turning this crazy fixation on beauty into more than just a mindless addiction. So, I went about my way starting Bellacures to tend to one's hands, feet and ultimately, heart.
To me, dating and relationships are all about being able to learn; not only from the other person, but also about myself. I want to be able to get to the point where we can join as one, but still maintain our individualism.
Iranian Americans now know what Italian Americans felt when Jersey Shore hit the scene. Ryan Seacrest has compiled a less-than-impressive sample of one of America's most highly educated and financially successful minorities, to showcase the cosmetically-altered soul of Tehrangeles.
They are friends. I love this, I really do, because, believe it or not, Iranians of different cultural backgrounds do get along... and despite the current political situation and its bigoted notions, they mostly have over the centuries Iran has been around.