Today’s guest is the extraordinary Anjilla Seddeqi, a former lawyer turned fashion designer and mother.
She was born in Kabul, and moved to Australia with her family. She studied law, and then went to work as a legal representative for asylum seekers. She started a couture line on the side which focused on modest dressing, as a distraction from her work as lawyer. Today, we will talk about her time spent with asylum seekers and also how it feels to be an Afghan woman, watching the horror unfold in Afghanistan. Like me, right now you’re probably wondering how you can help.
Anjilla has teamed up UNHCR to raise funds for Afghan women and children, and is selling beautiful Arezu Dolls, which are handmade by Afghan women living as refugees in India from eco friendly Indian cotton that otherwise would have been discarded as waste. They are created with love, hope and a wish for a brighter future for the women and children of Afghanistan. 100% of the proceeds will go towards this goal via the UNHCR. I’ve linked these dolls in our show notes. Please all buy one – they’re a beautiful story telling tool for children, and a beautiful way to support women in need.