The Queer Arabs
By Alia and Ellie
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There are at least two of us. Two queer Arabs discuss love, sexuality and hummus. Also all the weird cultural interactions that come from being queer from an Arab background. Join one Lebanese woman and one Saudi woman for all the drama that comes with trying to stay with our culture while being true to ourselves.
||ExplicitEpisode 12: Conversation on Being Queer, a Refugee, and an Activist||Meet Kilian Colin, a beautiful human who never shies away from standing up for the right thing. Kilian was born and raised in Iraq until…Continue ReadingEpisode 12: Conversation on Being Queer, a Refugee, and an Activist||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: A Religious Leader We All Need to Hear From||We were honored to have Rabi’a Keeble on for this episode. Rabi’a is the founder of Qal’bu Maryam, a women-run, inclusive mosque in the Bay…Continue ReadingEpisode 11: A Religious Leader We All Need to Hear From||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: Vibrancy and Intersectionality||Our guest on this episode is the fabulous Naushaba Patel, a Pakistani American who embraces themself in a beautiful, genuine way. We spoke about their…Continue ReadingEpisode 10: Vibrancy and Intersectionality||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: A Talk with an Egyptian Metalhead||This week, we spoke with Cherine! Cherine talked with us about her experience growing up as a child of Egyptian immigrants in the United States. …Continue ReadingEpisode 9: A Talk with an Egyptian Metalhead||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: An Agnostic Muslim Thought Cloud||On this episode, we got to speak to Kashgar, who shared her family history, her experience with Islam, and the importance of asking questions. We…Continue ReadingEpisode 8: An Agnostic Muslim Thought Cloud||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Wildly Emoting Arabs||Photo credit: Trish Badger Join us for this very fun & meaningful conversation with Miriam Hakim, lead singer of the punk band Giant Kitty. We…Continue ReadingEpisode 7: Wildly Emoting Arabs||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: A Unique Perspective to Challenge Our Thinking||We spoke with Catriona, a woman who is a new convert to Islam and has provided us with a very unique perspective. As a transgender…Continue ReadingEpisode 6: A Unique Perspective to Challenge Our Thinking||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Ellie & Alia Get Schooled on Syria||This week, we had an amazing guest on the show: Shiyam Galyon, a Syrian American activist. We both learned a lot from this episode, and…Continue ReadingEpisode 5: Ellie & Alia Get Schooled on Syria||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: Let’s Get Personal||Content warning: This episode includes a brief reference to abuse/assault; it also includes slightly graphic details re: the effects of mental issues. If these topics…Continue ReadingEpisode 4: Let’s Get Personal||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: Feeling Overwhelmed||On this episode, we talk about listener feedback we’ve gotten and how we intend to implement the suggestions we’ve received! Then, Ellie starts explaining the…Continue ReadingEpisode 3: Feeling Overwhelmed||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Honest + Vulnerable + Important
This is a refreshing podcast of two people being themselves -- and who they are is beautiful and refreshing. A important podcast, keep up the great work!