Anna and Ida Eskamani

Florida’s first Iranian-American elected official Anna Eskamani and her twin sister, Ida Eskamani, remember their late mother and talk about her passing when they were just 13 years old.

This story was recorded at the StoryCorps Mobile Booth in Orlando in 2019. It was produced locally by Bill Johnson at WMFE. Find more stories at or on the StoryCorps: Orlando podcast.

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