I asked her about her expectations of her audience during her performances. She said "I have no expectations of my audience other than to come and give their energy and take mine. I will tell stories and they can take whatever they want from those stories. Several times after my shows people have said that they were so affected by the performance that they went home and read Shahnameh, or that they pursued Shahnameh stories afterwards.

Photo essay: A chat with naqqal Fatemeh Habibizad