Maryam Amid-Semnani also known as Mozayan-ol Saltaneh (Death, August 1919) was the founder and editor of Shkoufe newspaper. An influential newspaper for women, published in 1913. She is considered to be one of the first female journalists in Iran.
In her articles she discussed the need for education for Iranian women, child hygiene and family health and the importance of women’s creativity. She believed women ought to be informed about the legal and political topics related to themselves and others, and be warned against superstitions and ignorance.
She also founded the “The Iranian Women’s Society” and promoted and worked for Women’s rights.
I love to be alone. I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. We are for the most part more lonely when we go abroad among men than when we stay in our chambers. A man thinking or working is always alone, let him be where he will.
—Henry David Thoreau
I’m choosing happiness over suffering, I know I am. I’m making space for the unknown future to fill up my life with yet-to-come surprises.
—― Elizabeth Gilbert (via psych-quotes)