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SoulTalk with Kute Blackson

Jul 20, 2022

“To realize that [my home is within me.] And it goes with me everywhere...[I am the space] I had been looking for where I could validate myself and where I could fully and authentically be myself, [it] was within me within my own body. ”

Episode Summary: On today’s episode of SoulTalk, we have the pleasure of listening to the wisdom and life-lessons of Lebanese-Canadian activist, author, poet, speaker, and educator Najwa Zebian. Najwa developed a passion for language at a young age, immersing herself in Arabic poetry and novels. Since self-publishing her first collection of poetry and prose in 2016, Najwa has become an inspiration to millions of people worldwide as a trailblazing voice for women everywhere.

Drawing from her experience of being torn from her home country because of war, she shares with us how to overcome the feelings of displacement to cultivate the idea that home is within ourselves not without. She offers her powerful tools on how to change your mindset of traumatic past experiences, how to harness self-love and to do things you love without seeking validation. This episode will help you transmute your life experiences to serve as a guide to build a home for your soul brick-by-brick.


(2:07) - How Najwa Zebian started writing
(9:57) - How to cultivate a sense of home
(16:24) - The process of unlearning and relearning from past experiences to uncover your Authentic Self
(22:58) - The process of forgiveness to set you free
(28:10) - How to navigate the unknown and times of uncertainty
(33:10) - Why it is so hard to accept the truth
(36:28) - How Najwa Zebian taps into her creativity and process of writing
(42:34) - How to put your creations out into the world and the freedom of authentic expression
(47:25) - Creative success and lessons learned from a writing career


"...You pave the road metaphorically to your home by breaking down those beliefs [that force you to abandon yourself] from road blocks into road bricks."

In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Practical guide to cultivate a sense of home within yourself 
  • What it means to be your own home
  • How to seek and accept your authentic self fully
  • How to stop seeking validation from others and outside of yourself
  • How to break off from the shackles of previous bad experiences
  • How to wholeheartedly forgive yourself and others

Some Questions I Ask:

  • What inspired you to move into the field of writing, speaking and teaching?
  • How you learn to cultivate that sense of feeling at home?
  • What advice can you offer to people who lack motivation to make a move?
  • What are some of the misconceptions people tend to think about success?
  • What are your three most cherished life lessons?


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