About Mahru Elahi

Mahru Elahi

Mahru Elahi is an educator and a queer single foster mom. Mahru’s poetry and nonfiction prose have appeared in newspapers, magazines, journals and the anthology Let Me Tell You Where I’ve Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora (ed. Persis Karim, University of Arkansas Press, 2006). This fall, she will be entering Antioch University’s low-residency MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis on creative nonfiction and poetry.

Mahru lives in Oakland, California, with her son and their furry companions. Samir is an excerpt from a memoir in progress.

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April 11th, 2023 | by Mahru Elahi

While I was moving through the vetting process to become a foster parent for a refugee youth, I was intentional

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