Arya Roshanian

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Arya Roshanian (he/him/his) is a writer based in Brooklyn. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Variety, BOMB magazine, Catapult, and Opera News. He is a graduate of University of Southern California, where he served as an editor at the Daily Trojan. He is currently writing a collection of short stories, but please don't remind him about it.


Cover Photo: A colorful illustration in blues, oranges, black, white, and brown of a young boy kicking a soccer ball while mid-leap in ballet shoes, as other little boys in soccer uniforms look on forebodingly.
Ballet Helped Me Reclaim My Identity as a Queer Iranian

Imagination could only take me so far. I was ready to dance—and this time my mom couldn’t say no.

Jul 20, 2020