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The Hijabi Diaries: Muslim women, speaking for themselves.
The Hijabi Diaries is a radio podcast that invites ordinary Muslim women to talk about their lives, their work, their families, their dreams, why they wear the hijab, and what it's like to be a Muslim woman in America at this moment in time - when Islamophobic prejudice is on the rise in the USA.

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The Hijabi Diaries: Muslim women, speaking for themselves.
The Hijabi Diaries is a radio podcast that invites ordinary Muslim women to talk about their lives, their work, their families, their dreams, why they wear the hijab, and what it's like to be a Muslim woman in America at this moment in time - when Islamophobic prejudice is on the rise in the USA.

    Hijabi Diaries: Ramadan in London - May 2019 - Hena

    Hijabi Diaries: Ramadan in London - May 2019 - Hena

    It's that time of year again! Ramadan Mubarak to all of our listeners around the world. We hope your month has gotten off to a great start. A special shout out to those living far north of the equator, as here in London our daylight hours are expanding far beyond what our producers are used to.

    Hena is a Rotary International Global Grant Scholar and Masters student at the London School of Economics. She's from Dallas, Texas, and she was born and raised Muslim. She is the first woman we have profiled on the Hijabi Diaries who does not wear a hijab.
    Hena tells us stories of her time growing up as one of three Muslim girls in her public school track (one of the other girls was her sister), developing her own private devotion to Islam in her young adulthood, and navigating the culture of London mosques during Ramadans past and present. Hena studies Social Policy at LSE, and looks forward to a career working on political campaigns.


    The Hijabi Diaries is produced in partnership with the Openhearted Campaign to End Islamophobia. Aubrey Seader is our executive producer, with help from WFHB News Director Wes Martin and co-producer Anna Maidi. Music heard on the podcast includes Baraka Blue's "Love and Light." Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes. Learn more the Hijabi Diaries at www.hijabidiaries.com.

    • 29 min
    Hijabi Diaries: London - April 2019 - Raabiya

    Hijabi Diaries: London - April 2019 - Raabiya

    Raabiyah has been an activist for as long as she can remember. The first time her mother brought her to a protest against the Chinese government's treatment of the Uyghur people, she remembers asking why they were going. Her mother told her that these were Turkish people, like them, who were being mistreated in their home country, and that their mistreatment could not be ignored. Raabiya talks to us about the situation in China. She discusses her journey to taking a leadership role, in university activism, for the first time. Raabiya created and continues to develop the KCL4UYGHUR campaign and club at King's College London. Find them on Twitter.

    The Hijabi Diaries is produced in partnership with the Openhearted Campaign to End Islamophobia. Aubrey Seader is our executive producer, with help from WFHB News Director Wes Martin and co-producer Anna Maidi. Music heard on the podcast includes Baraka Blue's "Love and Light." Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes. Learn more the Hijabi Diaries at www.hijabidiaries.com.

    • 29 min
    Hijabi Diaries: London - March 2019 - Chifa

    Hijabi Diaries: London - March 2019 - Chifa

    Welcome to a series of special episodes of the Hijabi Diaries! Over the coming months, we will be bringing you a series of interviews from our sisters in London, England, in the UK. If you are a listener, a practicing Muslim, identify as female, and would like to be interviewed for the podcast - please contact us(!) at muslimsofbtown@gmail.com.

    Chifa is a performing artist from North London. She recently went through a year of growth and transition, in which her faith grew enormously. She tells us about this growth, and shares her feelings about hijabi representation in media and advertising.

    The Hijabi Diaries is produced in partnership with the Openhearted Campaign to End Islamophobia. Aubrey Seader is our executive producer, with help from WFHB News Director Wes Martin and co-producer Anna Maidi. Music heard on the podcast includes Baraka Blue's "Love and Light." Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes. Learn more the Hijabi Diaries at www.hijabidiaries.com.

    • 29 min
    The Hijabi Diaries - January 2019 - Autumn II

    The Hijabi Diaries - January 2019 - Autumn II

    In this Part II of Autumn's story, we talk about her journey to converting to Islam, which started amongst the company of good friends in her teenage years, and continued into adulthood as she began to discover who she was. Autumn also talks about ways prejudice has impacted her life, and how she deals with it when it does.

    The Hijabi Diaries is produced in partnership with the Openhearted Campaign to End Islamophobia. Aubrey Seader is our executive producer, with help from WFHB News Director Wes Martin and co-producer Anna Maidi. Music heard on the podcast includes Baraka Blue's "Love and Light." Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes. Learn more the Hijabi Diaries at www.hijabidiaries.com.

    • 28 min
    The Hijabi Diaries - November 2018 - Autumn

    The Hijabi Diaries - November 2018 - Autumn

    During this episode we meet Autumn, who tells us about her work as an early childhood educator. She talks about the hurdles she sees many kids facing as they grow, including ones that seem pre-determined based on their race and their family's socio-economic situation. Autumn speaks about the innocence of young minds, and how their youth presents an opportunity to instils life-long values of kindness, respect for diversity, and an open acceptance of differences.
    This is one of two episodes featuring stories from our friend Autumn.

    Later in the episode, we hear a short, hilarious story from our friend Abi. Abi told this story, of prejudice, community, and resilience, at the Ivy Tech Storytelling Series: On Race live storytelling event, in 2018.

    The Hijabi Diaries is produced in partnership with the Openhearted Campaign to End Islamophobia. Aubrey Seader is our executive producer, with help from WFHB News Director Wes Martin and co-producer Anna Maidi. Music heard on the podcast includes Baraka Blue's "Love and Light." Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes. Learn more the Hijabi Diaries at www.hijabidiaries.com.

    • 29 min
    The Hijabi Diaries - October 2018 - Korematsu, Trump V. Hawaii, And Kavanaugh On The Supreme Court

    The Hijabi Diaries - October 2018 - Korematsu, Trump V. Hawaii, And Kavanaugh On The Supreme Court

    This is the only episode of the Hijabi Diaries that doesn't involve a profile on a Muslim woman. During this episode, we take a break from our regular programming to speak with a former Supreme Court clerk, now a Law Professor at the IU Maurer School of Law, Ian Samuel. Samuel talks to us about the recent upholding of the Trump Administration's travel ban by the 2018 US Supreme Court, with a particular focus on its predicted impact on Muslim Americans. This travel ban will limit travel and immigration from 7 Muslim-majority nations in the Middle East. Samuel discusses the parallels that can be drawn between the case of Trump v. Hawaii (the case associated with the Travel Ban), and one of the most infamous Supreme Court cases of all time, Korematsu.

    The Hijabi Diaries is produced in partnership with the Openhearted Campaign to End Islamophobia. Aubrey Seader is our executive producer, with help from WFHB News Director Wes Martin and co-producer Anna Maidi. Music heard on the podcast includes Baraka Blue's "Love and Light." Subscribe, rate, and review on iTunes. Learn more the Hijabi Diaries at www.hijabidiaries.com.

    • 29 min

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