Razieh Mehdizadeh is a mother, writer, and immigrant who in her twenties studied dramatic arts and philosophy at Tehran University and in her thirties moved to an area close to New York City, where she has participated in many creative writing courses. She has published two books in Persian, After Seven Long Steps and Do You Prefer Qom or New York? along with many short stories and essays. Her work has received the Sadeq Hedayat Award and first prize in the Iranian Environment Festival. Some of her stories have been translated into Italian and English, and her flash fiction collection Prophets and Ants was accepted by the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Competition in 2020 and published by Finishing Line Press.