Niloufar Haidari

Music

dar disku are the bahrani record label celebrating music from across arabia

The UK-based duo are dedicated to building a community of young Arab creatives.
Niloufar Haidari
3.25.19
Culture

this is the incredible story of cuba's first independent fashion label

Founded in 2015 by queer Cuban-Spanish couple, Idania del Rio and Leire Fernandez, Clandestina represents a new Cuba — and people are falling in love with it.
Niloufar Haidari
5.1.18
Music

this tehran producer spent ten years making an album about extremism

After being exiled, Mahdyar Aghajani, a key player in Iran’s hip-hop scene, moved to Paris to complete his dark and dystopian debut album.
Niloufar Haidari
3.12.18
Art

how artist polly nor uses frustration, anxiety, and sadness to fuel her creativity

And gained 400,000 Instagram followers in the process!
Niloufar Haidari
2.3.17
Donald Trump

why trump's ban is an attack on all muslims

The immigration ban not only further stigmatises Muslim refugees who have fled the very terrorists that Trump is supposedly worried about, it sets a precedent for attitudes across America and beyond.
Niloufar Haidari
2.1.17
Culture

when basquiat took a stand against police brutality

Basquiat’s painting 'Defacement' dealt with the death of fellow graffiti artist Michael Stewart at the hands of NYC police in 1983. A new project by Chaedria LaBouvier, who lost her brother to police violence, puts the painting center stage again, to...
Niloufar Haidari
12.5.16
Culture

why high-profile rape cases have made it hard for victims to come forward

Recent cases have proven how far we have to go in tackling the pervasiveness of rape culture in society, especially in the age of trial by social media, where women can feel scared to talk out about their ordeals.
Niloufar Haidari
7.20.16
Culture

​why international women’s day is more relevant than ever

Despite the usual slew of detractors claiming that men and women are now equal, shocking statistics prove International Women’s Day still matters.
Niloufar Haidari
3.8.16
Music

how to make live music safe for everyone

Here's what we can do to make gigs and club nights inclusive spaces free of sexual harassment.
Niloufar Haidari
11.15.15
feminism

​the problem with feminist body hair

From lesbians with hairy legs to Miley Cyrus’s pink armpit hair, the fuzz that grows out of our follicles often seems to take center stage in the path towards female liberation. But are women of color being left of the conversation?
Niloufar Haidari
9.30.15