This week’s guest Mozhdah has a story so inspiring that she is now named as the “Oprah of Afghanistan”, by individuals like Barack and Michelle Obama as well as Ms. Winfrey herself.
She joins the inner circle to share her astonishing journey of fleeing to Canada during a civil war in Afghanistan for a better life to becoming an international singer to a ground-breaking television show “The Mozhdah Show”. She’s risked everything in order to express herself—along with the deepest hopes of inspiring and empowering women across the planet.
What You’ll Hear in This Episode:
- Mozhdah recalls growing up in a time of civil war in Afghanistan, what she experienced living in the middle of a war zone.
- The moment her family was forced to flee the country, in fear of her father being captured for speaking out against communism and seeking exile in Canada.
- Mozhdah shares her struggles with integrating with the new environment, learning English and dealing with racism and being inspired by Oprah Winfrey.
- Being inspired by her father and eager to spread her message, she became a singer and released a song called “Afghan girl”, a protest song reminding people about women who have played such a huge role in history and in society in Afghanistan which then became a hit record.
- Mozhdah shares how combining manifestation and her mission of empowerment led her to sing in front of then-President Obama and the first lady in the White House on International Women's Day.
- She details being the first Afghani woman to brave death threats in order to host her own talk show and cover sensitive subjects impacting Afghani women and children
- The importance of respecting yourself as a strong woman and how social media is the most powerful tool for women to speak up and share their message with the world.
- “When you have power over your mind, you can do anything. Just take control.”
- “You know what, If I am to make a difference I have to put shyness away.”
- “Nobody will fight for you. You have to fight for yourself. And as women, we have to fight for ourselves.”
- “Be as confident as you are, everybody is beautiful and everybody is capable of anything if they focus on their own selves, their love, interests, and their passions.”
- “A lot of people care about what other people think about them, and a lot of people live for other people either to please other people or to show other people. And I say, live for yourself. Do what makes you happy, be your own individual, and don't care what anyone else thinks about you.”
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