Dr. Homa Darabi

Like most Iranian physicians, Dr. Darabi had a private practice in addition to her work at the hospital. But the terrors of the revolution intruded into her home office. Parents would come to her saying, “My daughter was arrested for wearing makeup and sentenced to 150 lashes. The letters saved the girl from flogging at the cost of destroying her future; she would always be considered insane, and unsuitable for marriage. Dr. Darabi had two daughters of her own living in the U.S., notes her sister, and these incidents tortured her.