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.
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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Game Night with the Coffee Break Girls
In this episode, we are joined for our version of game night by Nathalie Marsi and Nadyn Chalhoub, the hilarious duo behind Coffee Break. We quiz Nathalie and Nadyn on who knows who better, we debate whether aisle or window is the way to go on a plane, and we discover that the ladies of Coffee Break do not have a sweet tooth (and thus began the great Oreo debacle of 2021). To close things off, we play the age old classic: Kill, Fuck or Marry - Prince Charles, Donald Trump or Gaddafi? You’ll have to listen to find out.
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Food, Cultural Appropriation, Diversity, and Authenticity in Media with June Xie
June Xie is a Senior Food Producer at Delish and is the host of YouTube series Budget Eats as well as other series on the Delish Channel. In this episode, June joins Marilyn and Rhea in conversation on the challenges in producing food media in the world’s current climate. June talks about the pressures she faces as an Asian American in content, what her thoughts are on food culture appropriation and how she decided to not mask her mental health struggles on the screen.
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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