How to overcome generational trauma?

Adnan Barq

Content creator Adnan Barq believes that we not only inherit our traits and characteristics from our ancestors but we also inherit their trauma, and these passed down psychological wounds. In his talk, Barq shares how the idea of the “butterfly effect” can be used to teach us how to acknowledge trauma and generate catalysts to impact our future. To illustrate, Barq tells the story of an accident that almost took his life, and how it became a pivotal point in understanding and overcoming his generational trauma.

About the Speaker

Adnan Barq

Adnan Barq is a Palestinian storyteller and content creator who was born in Jerusalem. With more than 150,000 followers on Instagram, he gives his audience a glimpse into the systematic dehumanization and demonization of Palestinians under Israeli occupation. He had a pulmonary embolism following an accident and now chooses to advocate for medical and mental health amid the sociopolitical situation he lives in.