Aarti Shahani’s teenage years were defined by the constant threat of her father being imprisoned or deported. She says she looks back on that time in her life as a “decade-long anxiety attack.”
She tells host Morra Aarons-Mele how she managed so much uncertainty during her father’s legal battle and channeled her anxiety into productive work. Later, her anxiety also fueled her voracious drive for success as an immigrant rights activist, NPR business journalist, and author.
- Here We Are: American Dreams, American Nightmares (Aarti Namdev Shahani)