How do you portray strength, culture, and artistry when mass media has marked you unequivocally otherwise? Barraged by negative stereotypes of Iranians and Iranian culture, Amir Nadimi, 29, founded BODAZEY.COM as a vehicle to draw attention to the abundance of burgeoning artists, performers, models, musicians, designers, and actors of his culture. When he launched operations in 2003, his e-magazine wasn’t quite garnering the full attention it receives today. His website and talent matured over the last few years, however, and Amir now sees the fruits of his labor evident through a 148-country circulation craving more of this inspiring and thought-provoking cultural publication. With successes abounding, Amir still contends with censorship restrictions in his homeland; despite this, he knows that the essence BODAZEY.COM will ultimately outweigh any attempt to curtail artistic expression. Read on in this week’s The MidEastConnect to find out more on this Montreal-based young professional and how to tap into his registry of phenomenal talent.
BODAZEY.COM: fashioning the gap between East & West