a collection of pieces written from the age of 12-17, now at the age of 21, nasim asgari is a thinker & dreamer, born in Tehran and based in Toronto. a seeker and student of the truth who passionately writes, teaches and performs poetry. nasim began writing at the age of 10 when she decided to use her voice and written words to express herself and bring awareness to issues that are often undermined by today’s world. nasim has shared her poems & art at events, poetry slams, workshops and protests globally. what was swept under the persian rug is a collection of pieces surrounding the topics of identity, the politics of individuals & the world, mental wellness, family history & trauma, the upbringings of a young immigrant iranian girl growing up in places she is not accepted & away from family. the book tells stories, that are both investigative & inquisitive, but healing at the same time- carrying a sense of comfort & acceptance even within the rebellion.the book has a life of its own, as the chapters are named after the rug process- the illustrations are the strings from the rug that carries through. it dissects backwards the complex subjects & ideas that are swept away & expected to never be revealed. this is them, in revelation.