Melody Moezzi

Melody Moezzi (Persian: ملودی معزی‎; born March 4, 1979) is an Iranian-American writer and attorney. She writes and speaks about religion, public health, politics and culture.[2] She is the author of The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Modern Manic Life, Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life and War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims.[3][4] Moezzi is a United Nations Global Expert[5] and formerly the Executive Director of the Atlanta-based interfaith nonprofit 100 People of Faith.

Melody Moezzi
Melody Moezzi

March 4, 1979
Alma materWesleyan University (BA), Emory University School of Law (JD), Emory's Rollins School of Public Health (MPH)
Home townRaleigh, North Carolina
Spouse(s)Matthew Lenard[1]

Moezzi has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Parabola, The Huffington Post, NPR, and Ms. Magazine, among others. She was a columnist for the short-lived Muslim Girl Magazine. Moezzi speaks openly about having bipolar disorder and is a regular columnist and blogger for Bipolar Magazine.[6][7][8]

Moezzi has appeared on several television and radio programs, including CNN, NPR, BBC, PRI and Air America. She founded the activist group Hooping for Peace.[9][10] Moezzi holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Emory University School of Law, and Emory's Rollins School of Public Health.[11][12]





  1. ^ AJC: Stereotype-defying young Muslims make writer's point (Profile by Phil Kloer) - Melody Moezzi
  2. ^ Ullmer, Katherine (2009), "Centerville grad’s book on Muslim Stereotypes now UD required summer reading", Dayton Daily News. Retrieved on 18 July 2013.
  3. ^ Moezzi, Melody. War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims. University of Arkansas Press, 2007.
  4. ^ THE RUMI PRESCRIPTION | Kirkus Reviews.
  5. ^ "Writer, Speaker and Commentator", Retrieved on 18 July 2013.
  6. ^ Alam, M. Junaid (2008), "Who are the Muslims in our Midst?", The Nation. Retrieved on 4 December 2008.
  7. ^ NPR search results, Retrieved on 15 July 2009.
  8. ^ The Huffington Post's Top Posts / Blogger Index, Retrieved on 15 July 2009.
  9. ^ Meadow, James B. (2008), "Not exactly a run-of-the-mill day", Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved on 3 December 2008.
  10. ^ Atkins, Lucy (2008), "Give it a twirl, The Guardian. Retrieved on 4 December 2008.
  11. ^ Low, David. (2008), Author profile, Wesleyan Magazine, 2008 Issue I. Retrieved on 4 December 2008
  12. ^ Loftus, Mary J. (2008), Author profile, Emory Magazine, Spring 2008. Retrieved on 4 December 2008.
  13. ^ Herbst, Helen (2008), "Melody Moezzi Wins Georgia Author of the Year Award Archived 2009-03-27 at the Wayback Machine", Creative Loafing. Retrieved on 2 December 2008.
  14. ^ Lovett, Anne (2009), "Review: War on Error Archived 2013-07-18 at", Georgia Writers Association. Retrieved on 15 July 2009.
  15. ^ Gustavus Myers Center Book Awards announcement Archived 2009-03-28 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

Further readingEdit