Issue 157 - 04 | Giving Voice to the Voiceless
By Parisa Khosravi Published Oct. 18, 2017 11:00 a.m.

“My son is wise beyond his years, even if from the outside you might have a different perception.

Below is Payam’s full message written on the alphabet board, it took about five minutes for him to spell it out letter by letter:

“I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE WHO SEES THIS AND BEGINS TO SHIFT THEIR PERSPECTIVE TO HAVE MORE BELIEF IN ALL OF HUMANITY.”

How many times have we been told not to judge a book by its cover? How often do we fail and completely judge others based on what we think is “normal” or acceptable? How do we know what they are thinking or feeling, if they are not able to tell us in the ways that we are used to? Why do we presume to know their cognitive levels or what they will be capable of in life? Who are we to judge?”



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About Parisa Khosravi | Parisa Khosravi is a respected veteran journalist and executive with three decades of experience in global media. As a CNN senior executive, Parisa directed coverage of countless award-winning historic news events, helped build an internationally diverse and multi-cultural news division, and skillfully opened doors and gained access for CNN journalists around the world. During her tenure with the company, Parisa led international and domestic news gathering, was responsible for 45 bureaus and more than 100 correspondents, as well as a large behind-the-scenes staff around the world. AS a recipient of numerous top journalism awards, such as the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Peabody Award, and the Emmy Award, Parisa has been recognized for her in-depth expertise in international and geopolitical affairs, cultural diversity/competency, and crisis and risk management. Parisa is active on the speakers circuit and is a consultant to private and Fortune 500 companies.

http://parisakhosravi.com/
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