Age: 24. Neighborhood: Stevens Square, Mpls. Occupation: Writer, bakery girl, server, plays music in the Burglars.
Q: What's the idea behind C.L.A.P. (Creative Ladies Are Powerful)?
A: C.L.A.P. is a zine that creates a space for women and women-friendlies to express themselves. However they do that -- photography, writing fiction or poetry, sharing their advice and personal experiences -- C.L.A.P. publishes it all.
Q: Who are three women that inspire you most?
A: Patti Smith, for her artistic dedication. My mother, for her sincere courage in life. Dolly Parton, because she's honest about herself. When I was a kid, my dad sang "Jolene" in the car and I fell in love with her.
Q: How did you learn to speak Farsi and Persian?
A: My parents are both from Iran, so they taught my sister and me when we were very young. I love the phrases and words in other languages that you can't quite translate. They're more of a feeling.
Q: What do you love about fall in Minnesota?
A: The trees in Minnesota are beautiful. Minneapolis still has a lot happening in the fall. It's a last hurrah before we all hibernate.
Q: Your boyfriend is Night Moves' John Pelant. What's it like to be a musician dating another musician?
A: We discuss our hair quite a bit, maybe more than most people do. I'm lucky to be dating someone who is talented, honest and can sympathize.