Allia (A.E.) Sadeghipour

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“When I was a little girl, a spirit followed me to Las Vegas.
Running alongside the moving truck,
it’s legs twisting into wings, it howled,
‘Write damn you!'”

Allia (A.E.) Sadeghipour is a Queer Iranian-American Surrealist, humanist, writer, teacher, punk and poet. She is the  President of the Women* Writing Berlin Lab (WWBL) and has taught workshops for GLADT and Feminist film organizations. She won the Sherry Debrowski Prize for Best Feminist Multi-Genre Fiction writer in 2009 and has not stopped since. Most recently, her work has been featured in: The Bear: Favorite Storyteller (2018 & 2020), KCRW and the Goethe Institute (2018 & 2020), The V Series Poetry Anthology (2019), Berlin Untelevised (2019), Coven (2019), What’s Afghan Punk Rock Anyway?! (2019), The Ghosts of Berlin: Der Geister von Berlin (2019), Literarische Diverse (2019), Teach the Rainbow: Insights from LGBTeachers about Queer Visibility (2020), and much more. She has had the honor of performing for GLADT, Wicked, Nightschool Berlin, Viva Con Aqua, the IDP Collective, and the Iranian Re(connect) Festival. By sharing her narratives and perspectives, she hopes to reach out to the world and introduce them to hers: #awerfjil


Rosa Luxembourg Foundation Feminist Film Festival Teacher 2019
(Berlin & Ecuador)

Third Place Winner for March 2019
Wicked Poetry Slam: Solidarity
(Poetry Slam)

Third Place Winner for February 2019
Wicked Poetry Slam: Identity
(Poetry Slam)

Winner of the Bear Favorite Storyteller for October 2018 Close Shave: “Maintaining a Hair-able Standard of Beauty” (Storytelling)

Winner of the 2009 Sherry Debrowski Prize for Best Feminist Multi-Genre Fiction for “I Shall Urinate in the Men’s Bathroom” (Poem) and “Goodbye: Khoda Hafez” (Short Story)


“Humboldt Holiday”
KCRW Berlin (2018)

GLADT e. V: Diskriminierungsfrie Szene für Alle! (DFS) (2018)

“Maintaining a Hairable Standard of Beauty” (STORYTELLING)
The Bear: Close Shave (2018)

Be sure to check out past and future performances here.

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