Jul 13, 2021
What stories are you telling yourself about your past?
Did you know that being compassionate and honest about the stories you’re telling yourself can help you heal and see other people’s perspectives?
In this episode of the Legendary Leaders Podcast, we have Shabnam Curtis, the author of My Persian Paradox. She was born and raised in Tehran, experiencing the Iranian Revolution of 1979 first-hand, and later immigrated to the US in 2004. Her book is an Iranian tale revealing the challenges and secrets of life under dictatorship in Iran.
Listen in to learn how Shabnam developed a passion for storytelling and how it has helped her understand her past and let go of resentment. You will also learn the importance of being honest and compassionate with the stories you are telling yourself.
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Book: My Persian Paradox: Memories of an Iranian Girl
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As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!
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About Shabnam Curtis
Shabnam Curtis, the author of My Persian Paradox, was born and raised in Tehran, experiencing the Iranian Revolution of 1979 first hand. In 2004 she immigrated to the United States, where she now works as a project analyst by day and a passionate writer all other time. Shabnam teaches memoir writing workshops and has been performing lectures to colleges and universities about her book and the concept of sharing stories. She actively practices variety of storytelling workshops to help people develop deeper empathy towards each other. She is currently working on her second memoir (sequel). Her articles and excerpts of her memoir have been published on The Write Launch, Views & News, The Canadian Business Daily, The Abstract Elephant Magazine, and Eat, Darling, Eat network. She lives in Virginia with her husband and two dogs.
Her motto is, "We all have a story to tell. Share your story, listen to others' stories. Create more EMPATHY & LOVE!"