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What if you had to betray your family to save them?

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Growing up in a very strict Persian-Indian-American family with an abusive father, a woman vows never to get married and repeat her parents cycle, but after her father arranges for her to meet her future husband, everything changes.  

Today’s episode featured Mev Chubet. You can find out more about Mev on Instagram @mevchubet, you can also reach out to her over email at mchubet@gmail.com. Mev has also written a memoir about her experiences called The First of Many Flights: A Love of East and West, which you can find on Amazon: amazon.com/First-Many-Flights-Love-Story/dp/B0C6NZHTR4

Also, a special thanks to Jason Blalock for bringing us this story today. 

Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits, Jason Blalock

Content/Trigger Warnings:  war, domestic abuse, suicide attempt, explicit language

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Intro Music: ""Illabye" – Tipper

Music Bed: Ambient Themes by Nigel Coutinho


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