Matthew Félix on Air

04 Refugee to Poet to Psychologist

On the latest episode of the "Matthew Félix on Air" video podcast: Nahid Fattahi is a humanitarian, storyteller, poet, yogi, and soon-to-be psychologist. She is also an Afghan refugee.  We talked about her incredible escape from Afghanistan, the work she’s done with refugees both in Greece and with Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, and why she decided to give up her lucrative marketing career to become a psychologist.  We also pondered her beguiling love of Canada’s Tim Horton’s coffee, clarified for listeners that Afghanistan is not located in Africa, and mused upon the difference between mules and donkeys—without coming to any conclusions. Nahid also read for us a poem in Farsi, and another in English, which she wrote for her son. On Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and more.

Nahid Fattahi is a humanitarian, storyteller, poet, yogi, and soon-to-be psychologist. She is also an Afghan refugee.

We talked about her incredible escape from Afghanistan, the work she’s done with refugees both in Greece and with Partnerships for Trauma Recovery, and why she decided to give up her lucrative marketing career to become a psychologist.

We also pondered her beguiling love of Canada’s Tim Horton’s coffee, clarified for listeners that Afghanistan is not located in Africa, and mused upon the difference between mules and donkeys—without coming to any conclusions. Nahid also read for us a poem in Farsi, and another in English, which she wrote for her son.

Episode link:
Partnership for Trauma Recovery: https://traumapartners.org

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