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It's always a lot of fun. :)
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Cklara Moradian is a Kurdish-American writer, spoken-word artist, poet and columnist. Conceived and raised by human rights activists and survivors of the notorious prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Cklara's commitment to human rights was developed at an early age. She spent most of her childhood as a refugee in several countries before arriving in the United States. Cklara pulls from her rich history as a refugee to weave passionate stories of labor and resistance. She uses poetry, and artistic expression as a form of creative response to the atrocities in the world. She has been writing and performing spoken word at national and international conferences/events since she was fourteen.
Currently she is studying Philosophy and writing.
"I am passionate, indignant, and intense but there are only a handful of things in life that I cannot do without. Being able to write is as essential to my existence as having food, water, and shelter. If I had no keyboard or pen and paper, I would still write; into the earth's soil and onto my own flesh...
I yearn for the safety of the womb, before the madness of consciousness. With birth we are all thrown, without our explicit consent and often in a state of desperate resistance, into an unfamiliar world. Abandoned into the abyss of solitude, we relentlessly seek another meaningful connection. I seek Σοφíα. I choose authenticity in all its contradictory forms. The simple act of introspective self critical existence IS- in the face of so much absurdity- the loudest act of rebellion." -Cklara