I want to share the amazing story of a woman in Iran with you. Her name is Fatemeh Habibizad from Ahwaz, also known as Gordafarid. She is the first female Shahnameh narrator (naghal). The art of reciting the epic Shahnameh or the Book of Kings, was traditionally a male domain. Fatemeh Habibizad showed that a woman could do it too, just as the Shahnameh’s Gordafarid showed men how to fight. This is the story of how she came to do it and why she thinks it is important today. Watch this clip about her. Read her story on JadidOnline. It is truly amazing.