Since 2015, Mariam is one of the directors for Caravan television. She has created and hosts a television show focusing on social issues within the Afghan community in Vancouver and abroad. Mariam returned to Afghanistan in June 2016 to finish her video documenting her efforts to offer Afghan women a prominent voice on the international stage. In Balkh, Afghanistan, she did extensive research to write a play, Robia and Baktazh, as a tribute to Afghan women who lost their lives through domestic violence. Furious with Mariam, many local fanatics wanted her dead. One attacked her; fortunately, she was not seriously injured. Upon her return to Canada, with support from a board of directors, she founded a Federal Canadian Non-Profit called Nahz Empowerment of Women and Girls. The organization will provide and facilitate opportunities for vulnerable Afghan women and girls in remote areas to improve their skills and lead them to sustainable employment.
In 2017 she finished her university program, General Studies, focusing on creative writing. In 2018, she was trained to use the 12 Steps program for trauma therapy as well as addiction, compulsion, or obsession. She decided to go to Afghanistan and help those in need. In December of 2019 in Kabul, Mariam volunteered at a women and children’s hospital for homeless who suffer from drug addiction and mental illness. She trained the local social workers, counselors, and psychologists in the 12 Step program and was the first woman to organize the program for Afghan women in Kabul. On the 24th of November, 2019, she made history when she held the first ever meeting in Kabul for women who suffer from substance abuse.
Currently, Mariam is devoted to make a difference in her community in Vancouver, British Columbia. She works toward her goals and dreams with the hope to make a difference someday in the lives of the people she left behind in her country of birth, Afghanistan.