Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.
Episode 61: Joy and Rest
Ikhlas and Makkah come back from an extended break and explore what joy and rest means to them in this space, time and age. https://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/61_Episode_61_Joy_and_Rest_2.mp3
BONUS Episode: A Conversation on Friendship and Faith w/ Black Iftar
We go LIVE with Black Iftar to chat about creating a community of people you love, trust, and keep you inspired in your journey towards Allah.
Episode 60: How to Make Meaning When You’re in the Thick of It
To wrap up Season 7, Ikhlas, Hibba and Makkah sit down to check in, make sense of a post-COVID world and prep for a Ramadan unlike any other.
Episode 59: It’s Funny Because It’s True (ft. Nadirah Pierre)
We chat with real life stand-up comedian and social media satirist, Nadirah Pierre about navigating the comedy scene while staying true to herself and her community as a Black Muslim woman.
Bonus: Securing the Bag
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Episode 58: Love, Where You Least Expect It
We chat with Toronto-based #Blackistani couple Henna Khawja and Ryan Hilliard about race, family, and what it takes to bring together two cultures in one household. Henna Khawja is a registered social worker at University of Toronto and Ryan Hilliard is a youth director and youth counselor and advocate for a number of organizations and […]
Love love love you girls! Every episode is entertaining, inspiring and just so relatable. It’s been such a pleasure to get to know more about their journey when Ikhlas came on our show mashallah. Believe the hype! Always keep going, your work is so important!