Welcome to Calm After The Storm: Survivorship and Other Stories, the podcast that shares harrowing stories of trauma, survivorship, and triumph. Join us every week as Amy Syed interviews inspiring people to discuss how they moved through difficult times in their lives to determine what the true definition of ‘thriving’ is. Our goal is to share stories that resonate with you and spark hope for those in need. Find us anywhere you listen to podcasts.
Success and Overcoming Self Sabotage
During her childhood, Karlyn Percil experienced bullying and sexual abuse. Without understanding how to deal with her trauma, Karlyn unconsciously carried it throughout her life, which formed into self-sabotaging narratives that ultimately affected her...
Adoption and Identity in Adulthood
When Leigh Mitchell was three months old, she was given up for adoption. Her adopted parents divorced when she was only a year hold, causing disruption to the stability she felt from an early age. In school, Leigh struggled to find her stability,...
Opening Up About Stillbirth
Farah Nasser is an award winning journalist who has dedicated her voice to elevating people of colour. Recently, Farah opened up about her personal experience with the stillbirth of her son Hussain, live on Global News. Throughout this episode, Amy and...
After Avery Francis was promoted to her dream job, she was sexually assaulted at a work social. Put in a precarious position as part of the company’s HR department, Avery made the difficult decision to come forward and take action. However, although the...
Learning To Love Yourself
Fortunate to have several parents due to divorce, Jodi Kovitz came from a large family that shaped her view on making lemonade out of hard situations. As Jodi grew up, she adopted the mindset of always trying to find the positive out of pain. After...
From Refugee Survivor to Real Estate Mogul
A self-made millionaire, Tahani Aburaneh came from extremely humble beginnings. After being born to Palestinian parents in a refugee camp in Amman, Jordan, and is supported by international aid groups, Tahani was married against her will at age 15 to...
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Empathy and Connection In One Place
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Amy in the second episode, and it was a delight and pleasure. I have also listened to some of her other episodes, and what I love about this podcast is how Amy prepares for them. This isn't just a basic conversation. She gets to know her guests, and she taps into what makes them unique and powerful. Her energy is so grounded and she has the gift of connecting to what makes us all reach for what is greater. It's a delight to listen to Amy's podcast. Check it out.
Raw and Real
Love the honesty of this podcast. Such a beautiful reminder that the challenges in our life help us to grow.
Strength in Vulnerability
I’ve always found that the raw vulnerability and overcoming adversity as inspiring stories that make me feel like I am not alone. The ability to dive deep into such deep topics and feel a sense of light and joy at the end of such trauma and survivorship is enlightening.