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Leyla Hussein

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Ep 22. Truth, activism and entrepreneurship with Leyla Hussein

NAKED by The Future Farm

TRIGGER WARNING: Please be aware that this episode contains a detailed account of what Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) involves, which some listeners may find distressing. For more information on FGM, visit Dahlia Project. What is an activist entrepreneur? How does a traumatic experience impact your life and how do you deal with it 20 years on? Why is it so important to surround yourself with people that are honest, rather than just say what you want to hear? “We were these broken people trying to change the system.” Dr Leyla Hussein OBE wears many hats. She is best known as an activist around female genital mutilation; she is also an entrepreneur, a psychotherapist, and to use her own words, a ‘changemaker’. Leyla’s conversation with Vladi and Nektarios explores how she has dealt with her emotional and psychological wellbeing at different points in her life. Leyla is incredibly honest and raw when she talks about the trauma she went through as a child (not knowing that what she had experienced was a form of abuse, until she was an adult), the stress and anxiety she has experienced and a lack of emotional support. We discuss the similarities between being an activist and a business builder and so much more. Leyla vocalises the importance of pleasure as a support mechanism, and affectionately talks about her ‘Support Bra’ - the network of people she surrounds herself with, who will always speak the truth. You can find out more about Leyla’s work by following her on Instagram @leylahusseinuk and @leylatherector, on Twitter @LeylaHussein @dahliaproject1 @SafeSpaces4BW @MagoolEndFGM or via her website. Don’t forget to subscribe, follow, rate and review NAKED. To learn more about The Future Farm, follow us on social media or visit thefuturefarm.co


24 Mar 2021

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Dr Leyla Hussein: Love Never Hurts

Human with Jess Mills

Dr. Leyla Hussein is a Bafta nominated presented, a Psychotherapist, and an internationally Celebrated Activist campaigning to end Female Genital Mutilation. Leyla is an FGM survivor- who in her own words “is trying to live her bravest life”.In this series we are exploring the vast and different ways in which human beings experience, and live “with” their experiences of grief and loss, which of course are not just limited to death and bereavement.  Leyla is a leading global voice, breaking centuries of silence on the unique type of grief that millions of women and girls all over the world live with every day, as survivors of FGM. Today, more than 200 Million girls and women worldwide have experienced FGMEvery 11 seconds a girl undergoes FGM. 3 Million girls are at risk of it every year.Leyla's extraordinary and courageous activism is a torchlight to millions of women and girls all over the world, so if the world is feeling like a dark or difficult place, join us and let your heart be ignited by the fire of the human spirit. Created and hosted by Jess MillsCreative co-production by Bonny TydemanProduced by Joel Porter - Dot Dot Dot Productions See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Mar 2021

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LIVE Guilty Feminist Day at the London Podcast Festival with Helen Thorn and Leyla Hussein

The Divorce Social

Our FIRST LIVE SHOW!! What a live show it was, socially distanced with a live audience and streamed over the internet as part of the London Podcast Festival at Kings Place in London. The brilliant Deborah Frances-White selected us for her Guilty Feminist podcast curated day of the festival and we were very honoured! This a bumper episode - yes that means longer than usual to welcome in series 3!The Divorce Club LIVE is a panel line up hosted by Samantha Baines and with two of our divorced friends from the last two series. They went deep, there was a lot of laughs, audience interaction and a huge pictures of Sam's face on a screen her head.More live episodes coming soon!instagram & twitter: @divorcepodwww.thedivorcesocial.comJoin the club and support the podcast : https://www.patreon.com/samanthabaines See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 18mins

4 Nov 2020

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Interview with Dr Leyla Hussein - University of St Andrews 2020 Rector Candidate

Eco Activist Journeys

This interview with Dr Leyla Hussein is part of a series interviewing all Rector candidates on the topic of climate justice and sustainability in St Andrews. In this episode I speak to Dr Leyla Hussein on the topics of climate justice, activism, mental health, and wellbeing. Dr Leyla Hussein OBE is a psychotherapist, global leader on gender rights, and lecturer. She is an award-winning international campaigner and her work has been presented at Oxford, Cambridge, UCL, Exeter, and various Ivy League institutions including Columbia, Harvard, and Georgetown. She is an Advisor to the UK Department of Health and has been recognised as a key consulting expert on female genital mutilation (FGM). She is a mental health professional and passionate about creating save spaces for women and girls. Furthermore, she is part of a global network of Black women building wellbeing communities. Many thanks to Leyla for taking time to do the interview with me. If you are a student at the University of St Andrews, please take time to listen to all three interviews and make sure vote in the Rector Elections on Thursday the 15th and Friday the 16th of October 2020.


13 Oct 2020

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211. Black Women and Girls Matter with Athena Kugblenu, Leyla Hussein, Stephanie Pearson and Adenike Adesanya

The Guilty Feminist

The Guilty FeministPresented by Deborah Frances-White and Athena Kugblenu Episode 211: Black Women and Girls Matterwith special guests Leyla Hussein, Stephanie Pearson and Adenike Adesanya and music from Bumi Thomas Recorded 6 July 2020 via Zoom. Released 20 July 2020. The Guilty Feminist theme by Mark Hodge and produced by Nick Sheldon. Please support us on Patreon so we can continue making this podcasthttps://www.patreon.com/guiltyfeminist More about Deborah Frances-White http://deborahfrances-white.com https://twitter.com/DeborahFW https://www.virago.co.uk/the-guilty-feminist-book https://www.cameo.com/dfdubz https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-were-having-a-moment-65435239/ More about Athena Kugblenu https://twitter.com/athenakugblenu https://www.athenakugblenu.co.uk/podcast More about our guests https://twitter.com/LeylaHussein https://www.instagram.com/black.livesmatteruk https://theblackeducationproject.co.uk https://www.instagram.com/ade_talks https://twitter.com/bumithomas https://backl.ink/142477896 For more information about this and other episodes… visit guiltyfeminist.com tweet us twitter.com/guiltfempod like our Facebook page facebook.com/guiltyfeminist check out our Instagram instagram.com/theguiltyfeminist or join our mailing list eepurl.com/bRfSPT Leave us a review and rate us on Apple Podcasts! Thank you to our amazing Patreon supporters. To support the podcast yourself, go to https://www.patreon.com/guiltyfeminist See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 47mins

20 Jul 2020

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Leyla Hussein OBE

The Divorce Social

"have a divorce party" - Leyla HusseinSomali activist and psychotherapist chats to Samantha about divorce and marriage in the Somali community and standing out from that. We hear about being a single mum living in a council flat and choosing her child over all else. Leyla professes her love for a divorce party and convinces Sam that she should have one, maybe even one with a slogan cake. The two chat losing friends, the divorce commission scheme and everyone thinking you are going to steal their husband.Trigger warningsemotional abuseFollow us on twitter and instagram: @divorcepod & @samanthabaines See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


13 May 2020

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E24 The Human Library and Language in Ending FGM, with Dr. Leyla Hussein


Dr. Leyla Hussein is a Somalia-born activist who has established the Dahlia project, a support group for End FGM survivors. She is a psychotherapist and believes in the power of words in ending FGM. Twitter:@LeylaHussein Leyla’s #EndFGMPodcast Quotes ABOUT FGM According to the World Health Organization, Female genital mutilation(FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial […] The post E24 The Human Library and Language in Ending FGM, with Dr. Leyla Hussein appeared first on Kipainoi.


15 Dec 2019

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Barbara Miller and Leyla Hussein, Filmmakers & Social Activists

Sandi Klein's Conversations with Creative Women

You are about to meet and get to know two extraordinary, passionate, committed women. Swiss filmmaker Barbara Miller* is the woman behind the powerful documentary #Female Pleasure. It follows five courageous women from different cultures as they struggle for justice and equality as they take charge of their own bodies. And one of those women is Leyla Hussein, a Somali-born, British psycho-therapist and social activist who was genitally mutilated at the age of seven. She has made it her mission to fight against female genital mutilation or FGM, as well as for the sexual determination of Muslim women worldwide. This is one empowering, moving, critically important conversation.


29 Oct 2019

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Deep Dive #97 | Leyla Hussein - Ending Female Genital Mutilation

The Deep Dive with Adam Roa

Leyla Hussein is a Somali-born psychotherapist and social activist who specializes in supporting young women and girls who have been victimized, usually through female genital mutilation. In this episode, we dive deep into the realities of FGM, how to shift it, and how she’s managed to stay so positive and happy while seeing so much darkness. http://www.AdamRoa.com


17 Oct 2019

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Ep#009 Why it's time to take the focus of FGM with Dr Leyla Hussein,OBE

I AM SKiM Podcast

Though the conversation was organic, below are some of the questions that I asked:  What is your way? Why do you do what you do? What have the been your biggest challenge(s)? What has been your biggest learning moment? Is ending FGM/C by 2030 possible?  Advice to those who are moved to take part/contribute to activism and advocacy Who is your V hero?  Connect with Dr Leyla Hussien, OBETwitter:@LeylaHussein @TheGirlGen @dahliaproject1 Websites: Dahlia Projectwww.thegirlgeneration.orgIMPORTANT INFORMATION:Female genital cutting (FGC)/ Female genital mutilation (FGM) is illegal in the UK. It is child abuse and human rights violation. If you’ve experienced FGC or know someone that has please seek help and advice. Call the UK helpline on 0800 028 3550.  If you think a child is at immediate risk call the UK police on 999.  The V Chronicles website also has additional information.If you this episode has been useful to you, I would love to hear from you and if you have any questions an email to - thevchroniclespodcast@gmail.comHelp us to reach more people:Please share this podcast with a friend, colleague or family member. Also leave a review which will help expand our reach to a global audience who can also leSubscribe to this podcast so you never miss a an episode. 


10 Jun 2019