November 22, 2019

Kim Motley is the first foreign attorney to litigate in Afghanistan since 2008. She’s also the mother of three and former Mrs. Wisconsin. Kim is considered one of the most effective defense attorneys operating in Afghanistan. Kim’s mindset and wisdom have allowed her to navigate impossible situations. She shares these principals in this episode with us and they can apply to nearly any situation you’re going through.

Kim experiences an above-average amount of risk with her job. She’s been temporarily detained, accused of running a brothel, accused of being a spy. And she’s had a grenade thrown at her office.

Kim Motley works in a male male-dominated Afghan court and prison system, and, as Vanity Fair has written, “She must appear to be someone from outer space. She acknowledges this but declares that she gets respect… She has proven to be a very effective and tenacious fighter.” Motley has been described as possessing “a rare kind of grit—the kind necessary to hang a shingle in Kabul, represent the under-represented, weather a kaleidoscope of threats, and win the respect of the Afghan legal establishment (and of tribal leaders).

Kim Motley’s work and determination are unmatched. She’s a real life superhero and a global investor in human rights.

Listen to the episode to hear for yourself, and learn more about Kim, her work and her projects on her website.

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