Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian based in Ontario. She came to prominence on Instagram by sharing her poetry and for her role in the Me Too movement. She is a prolific speaker, including one for Tedx Talks. Audiences resonate with Zebian’s themes of honesty, love, and friendship. Addressing her own heartbreak and displacement, her book, Mind Platter came out in 2016 as a revised edition of her bestselling self-published version. Her second title, called The Nectar of Pain reached popularity in 2018. In 2019, her Sparks of the Phoenix book recounts her journey of abuse, healing, and rebuilding.
Why you should book Najwa Zebian for your next event
- Audiences relate to Zebian’s genuine experiences and heartfelt words. Her poetry connects with listeners, as she inspires thoughts of friendship, love, and honesty. Leveraging her platform to encourage equity and inclusion, she’s become a leading voice for women’s empowerment.
- Her presentation shares unique insights about her own experiences overcoming challenges, including her family’s displacement. She offers heartfelt and poignant words which inspire international audiences.
- Her best-selling books attract readers from across the globe. As a published author, she’s found her voice on issues impacting women and encouraging diversity and inclusion.
In 2016, Zebian’s debut book, called Mind Platter, raised $2300 in the first month, which she donated to the Syrian Refugee Fund located in London. She also used some of the funds to support summer activities for students. In 2018, Andrews McMeel Publishing distributed a revised version of Mind Platter and Zebian’s work began gaining public recognition on social media.
As an activist in the Me Too movement, Zebian has spoken about the challenges she’s faced as a result of coming forward to discuss her experience when she alleged an authority figure where she worked overstepped appropriate boundaries. The New York Times referenced her comments on the situation and her poem was later featured in news stories about Me Too in Glamour, CBS News, BBC News, and The Huffington Post.
Audiences are drawn to Zebian’s ability to share impactful stories about her own experiences and inspire others with poetry. As an activist, educator, speaker, and poet, she offers global audiences insight into classic themes of love and friendship. While facing her own challenges in the public eye, she receives accolades online for her heartfelt poetry and standing by the courage of her convictions.
Zebian holds a Bachelor of Education in General Science and Biology degree and a Master of Education degree in Curriculum Studies from the University of Western Ontario.
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