Homo-Sapiens: Aya Nasser

When asked about her TEDx experience and why she chose to speak on mental illnesses’ stigma:

“My TEDx experience-or as I prefer to call it: my TEDx awakening-was overwhelming in every way, and defied my every expectation. Challenging the fear of public speaking, especially when tackling such a sensitive topic, wasn’t the highlight; the highlight was the incredibly positive feedback I received from the audience and attendees. They listened to what I had to say and felt it. I keep reminding myself whenever it comes to mind that they felt it, which was the only goal I was aiming for”

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“I’d like to reverse your second question and ask why not? Why should we ever be silenced towards any disease of any sort? If we don’t speak up, who will? The thousands of mentally turbulenced individuals in our country are just as human as we are, and just as worthy of all the respect there is. I couldn’t be more proud of being one of the voices that have chosen never to be silenced about this.”

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Nour Hassan

A mass communication student who's passionate about writing and hopefully will one day be a published book author!

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