June 18, 2023 will mark 40 years since 10 Baha’i women were hanged in Shiraz. Their only ‘crime’ was their refusal to renounce their beliefs in a faith that promotes the principles of gender equality, unity, justice, and truthfulness. This collection highlights Baha’i Blog content relating to the ongoing persecution of Baha’is in Iran.
This interview from the 2019 Ink of Light Baha’i Writers’ Festival features author, poet and blogger June Perkins.
Ink of Light is an annual festival that explores and celebrates the work of Baha’i writers and creatives, who all come together to share ideas, learn from one another, and celebrate creative expression.
Dr. June Perkins is a Brisbane-based poet, blogger and children’s author, of Indigenous Papua New Guinean and Australian background, raised in Tasmania by Baha’i parents. She utilizes multi-arts and multicultural stories to inspire an enriched sense of belonging and compassion in those who encounter her work. She recently shared Magic Fish Dreaming at the Asia Pacific Triennial Pacific, Summer Program 2019 APT9 and became a member of Mana Pasifika research Institute. She maintains an interest and dedication to promoting diversity in the Australian, Pasifika and Baha’i literary landscapes.
Naysan is passionate about using the arts and media to explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith. Back in 2011, Naysan started up the Baha’i Blog project, channeling his experiences in both media and technology companies to help create a hub for Baha’i-inspired content online.
I absolutely believe that this wonderful children’s book is not just for children. We old people can also learn a lot from it. Great thing for kids and adults. Thank you very much Dr.
Margit Rita Hurni (January 1, 2020 at 9:08 AM)
very very nice! Very interesting Thank you very much
Margit Rita Hurni (January 1, 2020 at 9:15 AM)
I think these are excellent observations by Dr Perkins, who is a well-known and admired poet and writer. She was one of the organisers of the Festival, which was a big success.
Michael V Day (January 1, 2020 at 2:04 AM)