Season 1, Episode 9

Ari Honarvar

Poet, Painter, Writer, Humanitarian Activist

This weeks Magnificent Mujer is a poet, writer, painter, dancer, and former Iranian refugee and a life long humanitarian activist.

Ari Honarvar is the co-founder of Inside Feedback Emotional Intelligence and the founder of Rumi With A View, dedicated to Rumi translation, performance and visual poetry art. She blends Persian calligraphy and paintings to present Iranian poetry in new and evocative ways. In performance, she partners with musicians of diverse religious and cultural backgrounds to blend Rumi’s poetry (in Farsi and English) with beautiful music.

 Ari collaborates with various nonprofit humanitarian organizations internationally and locally in Tijuana to help build music and poetry bridges across war-torn borders. Musical Ambassadors of Peace and Ari Honarvar are presenting Rumi’s poetry, stories of his life and ancient Middle Eastern songs.  Their joint mission is to dispel myths about Middle East as being inherently violent.  They are committed to creating healing and safe experiences where participants can use music and poetry as a vehicle of healing and respite from trauma, one recent project is helping freed Yazidi sex slaves through music and art.

As a Musical Ambassador of Peace, Ari has brought music and dance across the US Mexican border to create experiences of musical and dance celebration in the shelters. Her work has been featured on NPR, and she has written for The Establishment, OZY, Alternet, Huffington Post, Success, Teen Vogue, YES! and elsewhere. She is the author of the oracle card set and book, Rumi’s Gift, available at

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