The Queer Spirit Podcast

Episode 27:
Radical Vulnerability as a Path to Liberation
with Nazanin Afshar Szanto



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Nazanin Afshar Szanto is a mixed race Persian, Central American Indigenous, and white queer. They are nonbinary, disabled/chronically ill, and neurodivergent. Nazanin was born and raised in Northern California, and currently lives in the Bay Area. They are an emotional and spiritual healer and their main modality for healing is reading tarot cards and channeling spirits! Nazanin uses divination to help them get a better understanding of what is standing in the way of someone’s emotional, mental, and spiritual well being.

Episode Highlights

  • Nazanin shares about their diverse spiritual and cultural heritage and how it influenced their spiritual and healing practices today.
  • Nazanin first tapped into intuition by discovering and learning to read tarot.
  • We talk about the correlating time lines of exploring spirituality and queer identities that many folks experience.
  • Nazanin discusses working with queer folks around healing and creating healthy boundaries.
  • Radical vulnerability is a path to healing as a liberation tool.
  • Nazanin shares about being an empath and taking on other peoples energies, and the work they’ve done to set clear boundaries.
  • We discuss how to identify and strengthen our emotional and energetic boundaries; exercising-self care and self-worth.
  • We discuss the role of spirituality in queer communities as a way of bringing hope and faith.


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