Melody Moezzi (Persian: ملودی معزی‎; born March 4, 1979 in Chicago, IL) is an Iranian-American writer and attorney. She writes and speaks about religion, public health, politics and culture.[1] She is the author of Haldol and Hyacinths: A Bipolar Life and War on Error: Real Stories of American Muslims.[2] Moezzi is a United Nations Global Expert[3] and formerly the Executive Director of the Atlanta-based interfaith nonprofit 100 People of Faith.

Melody Moezzi
BornMarch 4, 1979
Chicago, Illinois
Alma materWesleyan University (BA), Emory University School of Law (JD), Emory's Rollins School of Public Health (MPH)
Home townRaleigh, North Carolina

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.[4][5][6]

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.[7][8] Moezzi holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Emory University School of Law, and Emory's Rollins School of Public Health.[9][10]






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

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Further readingEdit

  • Moezzi, Melody. "A Persian in Therapy". The New York Times. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  • Zinkerman, Alexis. "Author Melody Moezzi Talks About Mental Health And Muslims". International Bipolar Foundation. Retrieved 24 March 2018.