Shirini Bakery Founders' American Dream
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We started Shirini with the hopes of wanting to share something super sweet that was blossomed within our home. When we were younger, our dad would bake these Persian desserts, and anyone and everyone that came to our house was trying them, and I would see their faces light up having our first online purchase was probably the most overwhelming feeling. You would never think that macaroons could make you cry, but here I was when we had our first purchase.
I am an Iranian woman that was able to come to America and have a limitless amount of opportunities. And I was able to move here with my family, and go to school and learn and have the freedom to be able to be who I want to be and start business as an Iranian woman. That is huge. And for me that is the American dream. I can't believe that every single day I get to wake up and be my own boss. I get to say that, you know, today I have the option and choice to say and be how I feel, you have to take a step back and remind yourself of what you're given like all these opportunities are something that not everyone is given and so that is such a dream to me. I think American dream is all about being an active member of your community that creates your life for the better and, um, the pursuit of happiness. And I think that's exactly what the American dream stands for, which is incredible. I'm so grateful to be part of it.