24 episodes

Inspired by life in the SWANA (South West Asian & North African) diaspora, Boarding Diaspora aims to uncover and dive into life in the margins. Highlighting BIPOC creatives and intellectuals as they talk identity, art, politics, music, mental health and revolution. Join them weekly for good music, important conversation and not to be missed Toronto features.

Produced by Diaspora Express on Radio Regent & iHeart Radio.

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Inspired by life in the SWANA (South West Asian & North African) diaspora, Boarding Diaspora aims to uncover and dive into life in the margins. Highlighting BIPOC creatives and intellectuals as they talk identity, art, politics, music, mental health and revolution. Join them weekly for good music, important conversation and not to be missed Toronto features.

Produced by Diaspora Express on Radio Regent & iHeart Radio.

"Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use"

NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. All songs & voice clips belong to their rightful owners.

    NOIR 005 [CELEBRATION]: A Mix by Sudaneeya

    NOIR 005 [CELEBRATION]: A Mix by Sudaneeya

    In honour of Black History Month, this mix aims to celebrate the unique yet diverse culture of Black communities through a selection of sounds across the diaspora. NOIR is a series of DJ mixes inspired by sounds from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. This mix is in honour of our podcast's first anniversary to thank you all for supporting us this past year. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use"NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. All songs belong to their rightful owners.

    • 28 min
    In Conversation with Compassion ft. Funmilade Taiwo

    In Conversation with Compassion ft. Funmilade Taiwo

    Months after the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, alongside many significant social justice movements that erupted this year; Leen & Iman are joined by Marcus Roi (@marsthepoet) and co-host of Yawa Magazine's "Uncomfortable Conversations" series Funmilade Taiwo (@ftaiwo) to reflect on the conversations surrounding these movements. Drawing from our own reflections and personal experiences, we address the ways in which compassion and empathy need to be at the forefront when having conversations around social justice and advocacy.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    NOIR 004 [ISSA ANNIVERSARY]: A Mixtape by Sudaneeya

    NOIR 004 [ISSA ANNIVERSARY]: A Mixtape by Sudaneeya

    NOIR is a series of DJ mixes inspired by sounds from the Afro-Caribbean diaspora. This mix is in honour of our podcast's first anniversary to thank you all for supporting us this past year. "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favour of fair use"NO COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTENDED. All songs belong to their rightful owners.

    • 27 min
    Unpacking & Unlearning Colorism in Black Communities

    Unpacking & Unlearning Colorism in Black Communities

    With the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, the important conversation on colorism has made its way to the forefront. Content creator and make-up enthusiast Elo Ugwu joins us to explore the intersections of anti-blackness and colorism in Nigeria, Sudan and the West.

    • 51 min
    Protecting Black Lives: A Guide to Genuine Allyship

    Protecting Black Lives: A Guide to Genuine Allyship

    To honour the lives of Breonna Taylor, Regis Korchinski Paquet, Ahmaud Arbery, George Taylor, Tony McDade, Yassin Mohammed, and many more victims of police brutality in North America; we are shedding light on the long overdue conversation on anti-black racism. We unpack the consequences of performative activism perpetuated by individuals and corporations, and shed light on ways we can dismantle anti-blackness in our communities. The song played at the end of this episode is Lifting Shadows by Oddisee.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Let's Talk About S*x

    Let's Talk About S*x

    This week's episode explores the cultural stigma behind sex, and sheds light on the importance of unlearning that stigma in order to live in a safer society. In a candid conversation on sex positivity, we share our listener's responses on having "the talk" with their parents and what sex education is means to them.Here are the online resources we listed throughout the episode: Twitter: @laidbarepodcast & @shereenelfeki, Instagram: @sexisweird & @jenerous .

    • 59 min

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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This show is a perfect blend of music, laughter and insightful conversation thanks to its two hosts. The topics of their episodes are interesting and often lead to reflection, it’s easy to feel like a part of the conversation

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