Author of Immigrant: Courage Required

Golara Haghtalab

Golara Haghtalab holds a Bachelor’s degree in both chemistry and studio arts from University of Virginia and is completing a Master’s in organization development from American University. As part of her creative engagements, Golara has facilitated several community art workshops and given speeches at the Creative Mornings and local design gatherings.

In the midst of the recent social justice movements that were filled with voices wishing to be heard, Golara was inspired to share her own voice in her memoir Immigrant: Courage Required. As an immigrant from Iran, Golara wanted to share her story of change and adaptation because she thinks everyone can learn something from immigrants about accepting what is, letting go of what isn’t working, and starting anew.