Episode 111: Neelab Youshazi – Appreciating Light

Today’s guest is Neelab Yousafzai. Neelab was born in Afghanistan and shares what life was like under the Taliban rule for her family and as a woman. Neelab and her family (which includes 6 kids!) fled the Taliban, eventually making their way to the US. She shares of the harrowing journey, not only of escaping Afghanistan, but it what it was like to end up in a new country, with nothing and no familiarity of the culture or language. Neelab has a profound perspective on the world and always looks toward the light and how she can help others and keep moving forward. She has taken the learnings from her own journey and started an organization called Fresh Start Refugee Assistance Center serving refugees in the DC, Maryland and Virginia Metropolitan area. Neelab’s story, advice and perseverance are truly illuminating.  

This episode is hosted by Kristin Srour.

Show Notes:

Fresh Start Refugee Assistance Center

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho




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