A few years ago, I connected with AIELOC, which was founded by Kevin Simpson, who has been a guest on this show. If you don’t know, AIELOC stands for Association of International Educators & Leaders of Color. An organization that exists to both amplify and support educators of color in the international school spaces.
I have had the privilege of speaking at this conference a few times and one of the best parts of it, is the people that I have met within the organization, including my next guest – Yasmine Sadri
Yasmine is a Swiss-based leadership transformation coach with a specific interest in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. She also works on DEIJ efforts within an international context.
In this episode, the Iranian-Belgian discusses her highly mobile childhood and how her work with marginalized populations was partly inspired by her family’s own immigrant movement story. We discuss specifically the themes of class, immigration, identity and religion as she lived across borders. We also discuss how she’s currently using her voice to highlight and speak on behalf of those who don’t have the platform or the freedom to do so.
EPISODE CONTENT | HIGHLIGHTS:
Her “TCK” story and how it differs from the families she works with presently [9:11]
The reason she pivoted out of journalism as a career[24:28]
The distressing experiences she’s faced as a Brown woman [32:40]
Her early memories that encouraged her advocacy for refugees [40:24]
Her moment of pride when her father showed up at to hear her speak [53:05]