When Firoozeh was seven years old, her and her family moved to California due to her father being and engineer worker for a big company, while the trip was long during the next two years Firoozeh tried to adjust.
Firoozeh's first day of school did not go so great due to her lack of English
Not knowing English very well resolved in Firoozeh and her mother getting lost. Firoozeh then decided that the American society was kind because the women helped them knowing that they could not speak English very well.
After a while Firoozeh was speaking English great even without a noticeable accent. Her mother on the other hand not so much, that's how Firoozeh learned to speak English so well because she had to translate for her mother most of the time. And Firoozeh's dad tried but he got the basic language down not the culture.
After two years Firoozeh and her family went back to Iran but came back shortly after due to Kazem's (her father) company sending him back to California shortly after. This time Kazem decided to take his family to more places that are more culturally American, to the point where they went to Disney so many times it became boring.
Firoozeh grew up with lots of respect for her Iranian culture, but she did not admire how women were treated. She admired women like her aunt who lived up to their potential.