Nassim Assefi is a novelist and global women’s health specialist. Author of Aria (Harcourt and 5 foreign publishers) and forthcoming Say I Am You, medical advisor to ZocDoc, practicing physician at Country Doctor Community Health Clinics, TED Global Fellow and TEDxRainier curator, Assefi’s most accurate description may be that of thrillionaire. Past incarnations include: academic at UW Medical School, humanitarian aid worker (and underground salsa dance teacher) in Kabul, aspiring musician in Havana, and writer in Istanbul. She serves on advisory boards for Hedgebrook, Whit Press, and the Guttmacher Institute. She was recently honored by the Feminist Press as one of the top 40 feminists under 40.

2011 Writers Program

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