PSA: btw is a podcast of two long-distance best friends who talk about politics, pop culture and everything in between. We strive to be woke....but sometimes we don't practice what we preach.
PSA:btw LGBTQIA+ Special with Sarra from Tunisia
LGBTQIA+ is a topic that is sensitive in the Middle East, but we believe it is time to break the taboo and the stereotypes that come with it. People who identify as part of the community live among us, whether it's your doctor, your teacher or your friend. Today's special guest is Sarra from Tunisia who talks about her experience being lesbian in the Middle East, her coming out story, the fear of her family finding out, stereotypes she hopes to break, and her advice to those who are not out. It is a very courageous act to just be yourself, yet alone talk about being queer in the Middle East so we applaud her for being brave and hope it inspires others and give them hope about their future. Thank you Sarra!
PSA: btw Racial Bullying in the MENA Region ft. Digital Abdullah
Today's episode is on a topic that is not discussed enough and that is racism in the Middle East and North Africa region and the unfortunate racial bullying that comes with it. We spoke with Digital Abdullah, poet and photographer from Bahrain, who shared his experience being bullied for being Black in the Middle East and how he hopes his poetry and activism give young Black kids hope that the future is better. We talk about the importance of Black history education and how vital media representation is. Follow Digital Abdullah on Instagram at: @digitalabdullah and @digitalshootsdigital
PSA:btw Breast Cancer Awareness Special with Marc Tohme from Lebanon
New week and a new episode! For today's special episode, we talk to Marc Tohme about his mother battling and beating breast cancer. To raise awareness for October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we thought it was only fit to share a person's experience with breast cancer. We talk to Marc about how his mom detected it early, went through chemotherapy, and turned her story into national awareness in the country.
PSA:btw Mental Health Special with The Morbid Optimist from Bahrain
Warning: The following episode contains discussion depression, anxiety, CPTSD, OCD, alcohol abuse, self-harm and suicide. If you or someone you know is suicidal, please seek help immediately. Today's episode is with The Morbid Optimist from Bahrain. Morbid discusses his mental health journey and how he is dealing with his depression, CPTSD, OCD, and agoraphobia. We also talk about the mental health stigma in the Middle East. Finally, Morbid shares how his creative outlets including poetry, photography, filmmaking, and graffiti art help him deal with his disorders.
PSA:btw Special with Abdelkader: TikTok Ban, The Social Dilemma, and Leila Khaled/AOC
Today's episode is with our special friend Abdelkader. We talk about the deteriorating China-U.S relationship and the TikTok ban implemented by President Donald Trump. We also look into surveillance capitalism and review Netflix's latest documentary The Social Dilemma. Finally what does Zoom, Leila Khaled, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have in common? Listen and find out!
PSA:btw Mental Health Special with Tala Shurrab from Palestine
Today's special guest is our dear friend Tala Shurrab from Palestine. She discusses her mental health journey and her realization of suffering from PTSD from experiencing wars in Gaza, Palestine. We also discuss mental health in the Middle East and the stigma surrounding it. Finally, we take a look at how Tala is using her knowledge and experience to help others with her own initiative on Instagram called @MentalHealthGaza.
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