Najwa Zebian (Canada) Author, poet, activist, speaker, and educator Author of: Sparks of Phoenix Najwa Zebian is a Lebanese-Canadian author, activist, speaker, and educator. When she arrived in Canada at the age of sixteen, she felt unstable and adrift in an unfamiliar place. After many years of searching for a sense of “home”, she went on to become a teacher. Her first students, a group of young refugees, helped her to heal her sixteen-year-old self by writing to heal them. Now, through her three books, her podcast and her own digital academy, she continues to give a voice to countless souls out there aching to be heard.