We don’t usually spend time considering the impacts of human choice unless our power to choose for ourselves is taken away. But for many young women, the right to choose how their lives unfold was never an option. Whether dictated by culture, circumstance, family, or poverty, their paths are often already set.
It’s all too common for women to surrender their chance for education and career.
But self-determination is a dream that many young women hold onto. And for the women who receive scholarships each year from schools in the United States, choosing education over old cultural norms allows them to discover their own power, their own ability to make the world a better place.
Picture our guest, Jaleh Moslehi, age 16, migrating to the United States from Iran alone to pursue her dream of becoming an engineer. Listen as she shares her journey from student to engineer, entrepreneur, wife, mother of a U.S.navy pilot and officer and a U.S.navy engineer.
Listen beyond her words and understand why she lives her promise, ” You can count on me.” Additionally, enjoy a sample of her poetry reading gift, accompanied by one of her gifted sons playing an Iranian instrument called the Zanteur. They conclude their interview in a story-corp-format discussion.Until next time, remember,
You are not alone.
You are not your circumstances.
You have everything within you to live a purpose-filled life.