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Who Was She? S3 Ep 1 – Presence of a Genius

August 21, 2023, in Audio > Podcasts, by

Tara Jabbari is the host of the Who Was She? podcast which focuses on stories of women in Baha’i history.

This third season is about an incredible and often overlooked talented musician, and activist, Hazel Scott and “Presence of a Genius” is its first episode.

The first season told the story of Lidia Zamenhof who traveled through three continents between World War I and II to teach Esperanto in hopes of bringing unity to humankind. From her travels, she learned of the Baha’i Faith and became a Baha’i. Her background was Jewish so when World War II began, despite multiple efforts to save her life, she died in a concentration camp in Poland. Season two focused on Zaynab, a young woman who disguised herself as a man in order to join in the battle of Zanjan and defend and protect her family and fellow believers.

Tara Jabbari shared with us why she created the podcast and how she hopes it highlights the stories of women who inspired her.

You can find all episodes of Who Was She? on a variety of audio streaming platforms.

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Sonjel Vreeland

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.
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