Comedian Ali Sultan and his mother Mona explore their amazing journey as immigrants throughout the world and learn about one another.
#21 Poet Sagirah Shahid and special performance by Hassan Sagirah
Sagirah Shahid is a writer, and poet. An African American Muslim Feminist, Sagirah has utilized her spoken word and literary works to build community and to advocate for positive social change.
Her talented brother Hassan Shahid also joined us and shared a beautiful song dedicated to mothers.
#20 Fringe Festival Executive Director and Inspirational. Mother: Dawn Bentley
For our season two finale we are going out with a big bang with Fringe Executive Director Dawn Bentley. Dawn is also an award-winning body builder, marathon runner, biologist, and violin player. Dawn tells her incredible story of changing career paths at 40, her love for The Fringe Festival and the importance of paying attention to the now. Please enjoy share this meaningful and inspirational conversation.
#19 Mom gets the honor to be the voice of MN Fringe Festival
Mom talks about her long journey back to buying a home after losing her home to foreclosure and how she is honored to be selected as the voice for Mn Fringe Festival.
#18 Mother and Immigrant Zinet Abdella
This week we talked to Zinet Abdella and learned her incredible story of immigrating while pregnant to Minnesota when she won the DV lottery. She arrived with her husband with almost no network and managed to make it through and find success and happiness. Her persistent, work ethic, and positivity is something we all can learn from.
#17 Comedian and Mother Sally Johnson
This was one of two episodes recorded by Fox 9. Sally inspired the idea of having mothers on the show and it was a pleasure to have her share her perspective on motherhood and connect with my mom at a deep level. This episode was truly inspiring.
#16 We argue about mom's plans to go back to Yemen
This is one of our favorite episodes. We had a lot of laughs and meaningful conversations. We talk about how mom shows her concerns in terrifying ways, her favorite Ramadan food, her youngest going to college, and her inevitable plan to go back go Yemen.