Two friends explore what it’s like being Arab women, unpacking their multifaceted identities through conversations between themselves and with other (wo)men from across the region.
Who Run the Time: The TV Binge Showdown
In our last episode we talked about how to deal with conflict. In this episode we get to practice what we preach, as we have one of our long standing debates on the microphone: to binge watch TV or not to binge watch TV. In one corner, we have Marilyn who is the ultimate binger (her world record currently stands at watching TV until 5 AM in the morning). In the other corner, we have Rhea, who chooses to practice immense self control and only watches one or two episodes a night (complete madness if you ask Marilyn). This debate ultimately leads us to exploring why we watch TV in the first place, and of course to sharing some of our favorite TV shows of all time.
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How to Deal with Conflict | Things my Mother Didn’t Tell Me
For our third episode of Things My Mother Didn’t Tell Me but My Best Friend Did, we dive deep into a topic that our families and communities never really taught us how to navigate: conflict. We share our own experiences around conflict, and discuss how to engage in a disagreement while trusting our own voices and the voices of the people around us.
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Stuck in a Hotel Room for 10 Days
When she moved to the UK, Rhea had to spend ten full days quarantined in a hotel room. First things first: Rhea did not go crazy, and surprisingly enjoyed her time in between the four walls of her quarantine space. On day 9, Rhea and Marilyn sat down to reflect on Rhea's locked up experience, which ended up being a conversation about how we choose spend our most valuable commodity, which is time and why a dance party will solve all of your problems.
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We’re not Crying, You’re Crying
After a year of living in the same city, Rhea is moving to London. This means that we are about to embark on a long distance relationship. We recorded one last episode together in person, and suffice it to say: it got emotional. Rhea talked about her struggle in sharing her emotions, and feeling both excited and nervous about moving to a new city, Marilyn shared her frustration with often being misunderstood, and we both talked about how much we were going to miss living in the same city. We repeat: we’re not crying, you’re crying.
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What to Expect When You’re no longer Expecting | Things My Mother didn’t Tell Me
One in four pregnancies end in a miscarriage, and yet the there is little medical and psychological resources available to guide women on how to go through this traumatic experience. Our friend, Tala Odeh was brave enough to come on our podcast to share her own story on miscarriage. She tells us about the different emotions she went through, how she felt let down by the medical system, how members of her community showed up for her, and what to expect when you are not expecting.
This episode is part of a new series we are creating called The Things My Mother Didn’t Tell Me, where we talk about the things women just don’t talk to each other about. If there is something you’d like us to talk about, or you would like to share your own story please send us an email on email@example.com
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What’s My Bra Size? | Things My Mother Didn’t Tell Me
80% of women don’t know what their bra size is. Most of us also do not know what cup shape best suits us, or where to even begin browsing when entering a lingerie store. Pair all of that with the unrealistic standards of beauty set by the media and brands (we see you Victoria Secret Angels), underwear can be a source of anxiety or shame. So in this episode, we lay it all bare, and talk about our bras and thongs. Rhea shares how going shopping for new underwear has helped in her journey to loving her body, while Marilyn shares her views on customer centric lingerie brands and the evolution of underwear through the ages.
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Curious & generous souls! So inspiring!
Love those girls! 2 professional successful career women, 2 beautiful generous souls! Love listening to them. So inspiring and refreshing.
Amazing show for female empowerment
Enjoyed every moment