This intersectional podcast centers around personal accounts of young people about a range of topics who are either from or have lived in/visited the Middle East. An informal take on everyday issues, identity, experiences and all around "dardasha"
On Growing Up in The Gulf
In this episode, we sit down with Dima and Sherazade (Belal's childhood friend and neighbour) to reflect on our deeply personal experiences growing up in the Gulf region as "expats" in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the UAE while exploring the intersections of power, class, hierarchy and gender.
On the Hijab, Family and Choice
In this powerful episode, we examine the Hijab with its intersections of identity, family and choice/agency. Our special guests Soraya and Dima, the former having recently chosen to wear it and the latter having recently chosen to take it off, provide insight on their interpretations of the Hijab and what it means to be openly Muslim, female and proud in today's contemporary world politics!
Intro: Who are we?
In this intro episode, get to know where Belal, Lara and Eilyaa are from, what it means to be Middle-Eastern and the vision behind starting this podcast!