Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian activist, author, speaker, and educator who’s risen online through her insta-poetry, Tedx Talks, and interviews on Canadian news outlets. Najwa first began to write to connect with and heal her first students, a group of young refugees she found that she was also writing to heal herself. She went on to sell over 250,000 copies of her three books and recently launched a digital school, Soul Academy, and a podcast, Stories of the Soul. In this episode, you’ll learn about how Najwa’s mindset shift led her to find her place in the world and help others to thrive. You’ll begin by rethinking your self-love and move on to learning how to cultivate your inner power.


Listen out for:

– The inspiration behind Najwa’s ‘Welcome Home’ book.

– 8 nuggets of wisdom to build a home within. 

– The real definition of self-love. 



Najwa Zebian’s passion for language was evident from a  young age, as she delved into Arabic poetry and novels. When she arrived in Canada at the age of sixteen, she felt unstable and adrift in an unfamiliar place. The search for a home—what Najwa describes as a place where the soul and heart feel at peace—was central to her early years. Nevertheless, she completed her education and went on to become a teacher as well as a doctoral candidate in educational leadership. Her first students, a group of young refugees, led her back to her original passion: writing. She began to heal her sixteen-year-old self by writing to heal her students. Since self-publishing her first collection of poetry and prose in 2016, Najwa has become an inspiration to millions of people worldwide. Drawing on her own experiences of displacement, discrimination, and abuse, Najwa uses her words to encourage others to build a home within themselves; to live, love, and create fearlessly. Her new book “Welcome Home” was published in June 2021.    



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