In an interview with Dr. Lara Bullock, curator of the San Diego Central Library Gallery’s exhibition Fear No Art: Civic Engagement, Histories, Currencies Zoya speaks about, To Be Seen & Unseen, a public participatory walking performance that is one iteration of a larger performance project titled, Waking Up Iranian American.

Asian American Pacific Islander Identity and a Way Forward for a More Peaceful Future

Following a series of crimes targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community in the United States, Zoya connected with Dominique De Leon of Peace is Loud to discuss the ongoing impact of colonization and possibilities of advancing peace. 

Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge (GSIC)

The Fowler GSIC is a social venture pitch competition that recognizes, resources and rewards student-led social ventures focused on sustainable change. This year Home Soil Projects was awarded $1000.00 in funding and the Women Innovator Award.

Salzburg Global Seminar

Zoya is an Asia Peace Innovation Fellow at Salzburg Global Seminar. Here are their recent thoughts on the future of leadership:

Kroc Institute of Peace & Justice Blog Post

From September 2019 to February 2020, I implemented a monitoring & evaluation program for the Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice initiative Perform Peace! My task was to document significant change among relationships between high school students from ethnically and religiously diverse backgrounds during theatre rehearsals. In this blog, I write about creating an original M&E method and the experience children of immigrants can have when offered theatre as a medium of expression.