Zainab Salbi: Giving Women a Voice
This morning while preparing breakfast and getting ready for my day, I played Oprah's Super Soul Conversations Podcast featuring Women's rights activist Zainab Salbi. Unaware of Zainab's powerful story until this morning, I was moved and inspired to learn about her international humanitarian efforts and dedication to helping women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives.
From the show description: An Iraqi-American, Zainab talks about growing up in Saddam Hussein's inner circle, leading a life of privilege and luxury but also one of fear and terror. When she was 19 years old, Zainab left Iraq for an arranged marriage in the United States, which turned out to be abusive, forcing her to leave the marriage and start a new life. She later founded Women for Women International, a grassroots humanitarian and development organization dedicated to serving female survivors of war. Zainab talks about following her calling and what she's learned about humanity through her advocacy work.
Toward the end of the show Zainab mentions the importance of self-love as well as her dedication to yoga practice on the path of healing. I hope you will enjoy her message as much as I did.
In Zainab's words: My mission statement in my life: "Speak the truth. Live the truth. Be my truth."