Melody Moezzi is a writer, attorney, speaker, activist, United Nations Global Expert and an award-winning author. Her latest book is a memoir entitled Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life. Moezzi's writing has appeared in many outlets, including The New York Times, theWashington Post, The Guardian and The Christian Science Monitor among others. She has also appeared on many radio and television programs, including NPR, CNN and the BBC. Her first book, War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims, earned her a Georgia Author of the Year Award.
Moezzi writes and speaks on a variety of issues, particularly those relating to Islam, Iran and mental health. She is a blogger for the Huffington Post and Ms. Magazine, as well as a featured columnist and blogger for bp Magazine. She is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the Emory University School of Law, as well as the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. She lives in Raleigh, NC with her husband Matthew and their cats, Keshmesh and Nazanin.
Today Melody will read a bit from her latest book, Haldol and Hyacints: A Bipolar Life, as well as speak and answer questions.