Today, we are interviewing Mahnaz Badihian, a published poet and an artist living in San Francisco.
How did you get into what you do right now? Please tell us more about your journey?
I have been an artist and poet from a very young age.
Who are your role models?
I grew up in a family with similar talent that I have, my mother, my grandfather, the society I grew up in.
What inspires you?
Life, nature, people, and music.
Please tell us about your book Plague2020.
I started this big project 3 months ago. COVID-19 art and poetry from around the world. The name of the book is: Plague2020. This book will be published in June. It is 300 pages of COVID-19 Art and Poetry from around the world.The cover art is my art.
50% of proceeds will go to UNICEF to feed children in poor countries. This book will be distributed in Museums and libraries around the world.
What’s your most memorable experience?
There are too many to mention!
Which social media channels work best for promoting your work? What exactly do you do on the social media channel that makes it work for you?
I am not an expert at this. But I am having some advertisements on Facebook. So would like to have ads on other social media channels like Twitter also.
What’s your greatest fear?
I have no fear! I love people, I love art and music. I look at life as a temporary gift.
Looking back, what’s one thing you wish you understood better before you ever got started?
I have no idea.
What are the strategies that helped you become successful in your journey?
Hard-working. No fear of learning from others and their experiences. I am a child and a grown-up at the same time!
What keeps you going when things get tough?
To pause for a while and breath!
Any message for our readers.
Be yourself, you are somebody!
How can people connect with you?
Through art, literature, or drop an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.