Introduction to 30Voices
 
Art has a profound ability to empower and endow the voiceless with resonance. Art is capable of educating the uninformed and healing the wounded spirit. 30Voices is a non-profit organization devoted to raising awareness about domestic abuse  by establishing a community of experienced and aspiring artists eager to share their candid visions of love, heartbreak and resurrection. 
 
30voices is dedicated to promoting and cultivating the diverse voices of Iranian women through various artistic outlets such as paintings, sculptors, mix media, music, film, performances and literature. By offering workshops, organizing events and developing resources for burgeoning female artists, 30Voices hopes to instill confidence in women and aid in the progression of a healthy and enlightened community. 
 
The significance behind the name 30Voices originates from the Persian mythological creature known as the Si'morgh (30-birds). It is a large winged bird-like creature with a 500- year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young Phoenix is reborn. The Si’morgh is the divine symbol of reincarnation and perseverance. 
 
Likewise, Iranian women all over the world are rising out of the ashes of a revolution that more than thirty years ago robbed them of their civil and human rights. But under the dark shroud of oppression thrives the immortal and outspoken soul of women yearning to be acknowledged and respected. Today, no matter where they are in the world, Iranian women stand together as one, stronger and more determined.

Bahar & Reza

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Bahar & Reza is an American luxury industry fashion house. The company was founded in 2009 in Ohio by Iranian American designers Bahar Omrani and Reza Masoudi. 
 
BAHAR & REZA is the coming together of two minds equally inspired by ancient art and poetry of Persia (the Persian World).
 
Bahar Omrani  (born on 1977 Isfahan, Iran) studied professional sewing and got her degree in Fashion Design in Iran.
Bahar and Reza met while students at University in Tehran.
After uniting as man and wife, Bahar joined Reza in the United States.
 
Reza Masoudi  (born on 1974 in Tehran, Iran) studied and got experiences in Architecture, Graphic Design and Fine Arts (Interior Design) in Iran and the US. As they strived to make sense of life in an unfamiliar land, they each began to see how deeply rooted their own imaginations were in the imagery and history of the Persian Art. This recognition was all they needed to begin to design a line that reflects this imagery while at the same time updating with the flair, glamour and sophistication of today’s fashions.
It is the goal of BAHAR & REZA to give life to the rich ancient art and culture of Persia. Striving to bring all the glory and magical patterns and textiles of old Persia to the ever-changing industry of modern fashion BAHAR &REZA is certain to impress the most refined individuals.

 

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