March 31, 2022

EP. 104 — Healing Refugee Trauma with Zarlasht Halaimzai

Zarlasht Halaimzai joins Jameela this week to share about her organization Amna – which works to provide psychosocial support for refugees. They discuss Zarlasht’s own experience as a refugee fleeing the war in Afghanistan, how we can learn from the response towards Ukrainian refugees, the key things displaced people need, Amna’s focus to creating safe spaces for children to talk and play, and more.


To learn more about Zarlasht’s work at Amna, check out their website:

You can follow Amna’s work on Facebook & Instagram @amnahealing

Follow Zarlasht on Instagram @Zarlasht_Halaimzai and on Twitter @ZarlashtH
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Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast that has no interest in you feeling shame ever again. I hope you’re well, I’m alright. I’m just a bit annoyed with how long we’ve been talking about Will Smith and Chris Rock now, like I get it was a serious incident and needed to be discussed, but it’s been day six and there are still articles coming out about different random celebrities who aren’t involved and how they feel and how it’s making them feel about their own lives. I just we have to stop obsessing about this. I’ve never seen a celebrity incident create this much discourse for this many days, and it’s I don’t know. It’s not just grating on me because I want us to move on. It’s grating on me because something so serious is happening, and I feel like all of our attention has been diverted for way too long onto this random subject by these three extremely priv

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