12 episodes

A podcast from OPIRG Kingston centring queer Muslim dreaming for collective liberation.

queer muslim resistanc‪e‬ OPIRG Kingston

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A podcast from OPIRG Kingston centring queer Muslim dreaming for collective liberation.

    Not Today Haram Police, Not Today: A Conversation with Sufi

    Not Today Haram Police, Not Today: A Conversation with Sufi

    This episode, Sufi and Maha talk about harmful judgements, being outed, eventually finding a plethora of Queer Muslim communities online, Queer Ummah and Queer Muslim Liberation. Taylor and Nicole join Maha for a debrief.
    You can find Sufi on Instagram @sufi.sun and on Twitter @sufisun7
    Follow us on Instagram @queermuslimresistance for queer muslim content. Email: queermuslimresistance@gmail.com
    A huge thank you to our volunteers, Abrar, Aram and Zara; their compassion and generosity has fuelled this project’s continuation. We owe them a lot!
    References and further reading:
    https://www.malikah.org/
    https://www.hidayahlgbt.com/
    http://www.queercrescent.org/
    https://hearttogrow.org/
    Halal if You Hear Me - Fatimah Asghar & Safia Elhillo ["Queer Brown Futures (Or Lack Thereof) Pg 153] https://www.haymarketbooks.org/books/1273-the-breakbeat-poets-vol-3

    • 55 min
    There's Always Room to Grow - A Conversation with Noor

    There's Always Room to Grow - A Conversation with Noor

    This episode, Noor talks to Maha about being “disabled and”, and the importance of centring accessibility in community spaces. Taylor and Nicole join Maha for a debrief.

    You can find Noor on Twitter @snoringdoggo and on snoringdoggo.dog

    The transcript will be linked ASAP.

    Follow us on Instagram @queermuslimresistance for queer muslim content, and information and updates on the podcast. Visit patreon.com/queermuslimresistance to support us financially. Email: queermuslimresistance@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 29 min
    Dreaming Abolition - A Conversation with The Abolitionist Dream Mappers

    Dreaming Abolition - A Conversation with The Abolitionist Dream Mappers

    This episode, Maha, Muna, Beverly and Renée talk about abolition as a relational project, and the central role dreaming has in imagining and co-creating futures of collective liberation.

    The Abolitionist Dream Mappers’ website will be live in 2021.

    Follow us on Instagram @queermuslimresistance for queer muslim content. Email: queermuslimresistance@gmail.com

    References and further reading:


    RUTH WILSON GILMORE MAKES THE CASE FOR ABOLITION

    “Muslim Abolitionists on Islam, Carceral Systems, and the Surveillance State” by Vanessa Taylor

    The Undercommons: Fugitive Planning & Black Study - by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney

    • 51 min
    Love and Compassionate Rage - A Conversation with Rachel

    Love and Compassionate Rage - A Conversation with Rachel

    This episode, Rachel and Maha talk about loving hard as queer Muslims. Taylor joins Maha for a debrief.

    You can find Rachel on Instagram @transcendentalrach

    Follow us on Instagram @queermuslimresistance for queer muslim content. Email: queermuslimresistance@gmail.com

    References and further reading:


    Inclusive Mosque Initiative

    MAY PROJECT GARDENS

    Homosexuality in Islam - Scott Kugle (available in our resource guide! Link in our Instagram bio)

    Believing Women in Islam - Asma Barlas

    Mohammed Jean Veneuse’s work (available in our resource guide! Link in our Instagram bio)

    If They Come For Us - Fatimah Asghar

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Land Back! - A Conversation with Ismat

    Land Back! - A Conversation with Ismat

    This episode, Ismat and Maha talk about revolutionary politics and what it looks like to learn and unlearn as queer Muslims. Taylor and Nicole join Maha for a debrief.

    You can find Ismat on Facebook facebook.com/ismat.hammer.9, Instagram @nammmmmmu and Twitter @iovingeme

    Follow us on Instagram @queermuslimresistance for queer muslim content.
    Email: queermuslimresistance@gmail.com

    References and further reading:


    Simone Browne - Dark Matters

    NAZAR - an independent journalism project on surveillance - https://nazar.substack.com

    “The white working class is a political fiction: American media needs a better understanding of class if we are to avoid the mistakes of the past” by Adam Theron-Lee Rensch https://theoutline.com/post/8303/white-working-class-political-fiction

    Organizing to Win the World - Chris Dixon https://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/organizing-to-win-the-world?fbclid=IwAR0UsUjTJRXRpPcjCj6un_Ti-eDesVJc5-CU5H3IReDD6fn3FlYUmM_0u7s

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Reframing Faith to Work for Us - A Conversation with Masooma

    Reframing Faith to Work for Us - A Conversation with Masooma

    This episode, Masooma and Maha talk about navigating the world as queer Muslims while centring joy and allowing room for questions and growth. Nicole and Taylor debrief with Maha. 

    You can find Masooma on Instagram @geminiholograms and find her writing on substack: geminiholograms.substack.com

    Follow us on Instagram @queermuslimresistance for queer muslim content. Email: queermuslimresistance@gmail.com

    References and further reading:


    Gayatri Gopinath - Impossible Desires (email us for access)

    Heteronationalism IS a thing!! Latoya Lazarus - Heteronationalism, Human Rights, and the Nation-State: Positioning Sexuality in the Jamaican Constitutional Reform Process (email us for access)

    • 1 hr 4 min

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