EPISODE 19: Coexistence My Ass: Standup Comedian Noam Shuster offers a powerful message for the world while making people laugh

EPISODE 19: Coexistence My Ass: Standup Comedian Noam Shuster offers a powerful message for the world while making people laugh

Noam Shuster was raised in Wahat al Salam/Neve Shalom, the only intentional community in Israel where Palestinians and Jews live together as equals. There, she was educated in a bi-national, bi-lingual and bi-cultural school where she learned to speak fluent Arabic as a little girl. Noam was recruited to use this skill for Intelligence gathering in the army, but she declined the invitation because Noam always knew she would use it to communicate - not to spy on her neighbors. 

 

Noam worked in peace building programs in Israel from a young age. She graduated with a degree in co-existence from Brandeis before going into activism and policy. She spent time working in Rwanda and with the UN's Interpeace Initiative before transitioning her career into full time comedy. She is now making massive audiences laugh while delivering potent messages around the problems in her country - and the potential solutions.

 

In this conversation, we speak about the power of courage, the importance of listening to your body and the magic of owning your unique, creative voice. Noam is currently on a fellowship at Harvard University, writing her one woman show. Look out, world! Noam is unleashed!

 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 

  1. The complexity of identity constructions in Israel, and the challenge of learning an accurate history given the privileged experience of the Ashkenazi Jews in the Holy Land 
  2. The importance of courage
  3. How listening to your own truth and living into it can create waves of unexpected change on the planet 

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