246: What if you could never be what they wanted? by Wondery

246: What if you could never be what they wanted?

from This Is Actually Happening

by Wondery

Published: Tue Sep 13 2022

Show Notes

Always feeling she had failed the ideals of her strict Muslim, South Asian family and community, a woman struggles to navigate trauma, shame and self-expression, when unexpected news forces her into a powerful reckoning.

Today‘s episode featured Azzah Ahmad. You can find out more about Azzah by visiting her Instagram page @Lifeazziknowit.

Content/Trigger Warnings:  sexual abuse of a minor, suicidal ideation, explicit language


Producer: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli


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Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper

Music Bed: “Re-Entry” – Lee Rosevere



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