New pictures of Shiva Safai

Safai was born in Iran and spent the majority of her formative years in Norway before moving to Los Angeles 17 years ago. As a mixed mutt myself, I ask Safai if her previous homes still hold a place in her heart. “Absolutely,” Safai says. “My parents moved us to Norway when I was four, so I don’t remember much from Iran, but my parents were good at speaking Farsi at home and teaching us the culture,” she says.