This week’s guest, Fereshta Ramsey, is an inspiration and a force who is courageously sharing her voice and perspectives on the current situation in Afghanistan.
If you, like me, have been heartbroken, enraged, concerned and/or confused regarding the events of the past two months (and prior) in Afghanistan–this interview is for you.
This conversation covers:
- Fereshta’s personal journey of fleeing Afghanistan as a young child and how she and her parents received political asylum in the U.S.
- Sustainable activism, what it is, how it’s practiced and why it is so critical right now.
- A brief history lesson about both Soviet and U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and why that matters in relationship to what’s going on today.
- Which types of women are most at risk under Taliban rule and why.
- A trauma-informed, empathy and boundaries based perspective on the Taliban, who they are, how they have come to be and what will be required to create a more peaceful existence for all Afghan people in the future.
- A holistic perspective on gender issues including toxic masculinity, female oppression and empowerment.
- Concrete action steps that we can take to support Afghan women and girls right now.
- Why we MUST remember that every life matters and act accordingly.
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