It was wonderful to see Nazanin address a press conference today, speaking publicly for the first time since she was released from six years held hostage in Iran. In all my years working with and supporting former hostages, I’m not sure I’ve seen anyone as poised and focused.

Let’s not pretend the road ahead won’t be tough. There will be lots of healing ahead, lots of time to process what’s happened and move forward. And every former hostage does that their own way and at their own pace.

For now, though, what joy to see her and her family reunited.