7 episodes

Sadhana Singh and My Ford Noel rose above their status after having lived limited lives for many years. Immerse yourself in their storytelling, interviews, and discussions aimed at inspiring and encouraging other undocumented immigrants to live life to the fullest – to thrive despite the barriers of their immigration status.

AboveStatus: Uplifting the Lives of Undocumented Immigrants Sadhana Singh, My Ford Noel

    • Society & Culture

Sadhana Singh and My Ford Noel rose above their status after having lived limited lives for many years. Immerse yourself in their storytelling, interviews, and discussions aimed at inspiring and encouraging other undocumented immigrants to live life to the fullest – to thrive despite the barriers of their immigration status.

    As The Supreme Court Considers the Fate of DACA Part 1

    As The Supreme Court Considers the Fate of DACA Part 1

    The Supreme Court will start hearing oral arguments about the fate of DACA this week. The stakes couldn’t be higher. More than 800,000 young dreamers face a bleak future. How did you get here, and what is at Stake? On this show, we are having a conversation with Liz, a DACA recipient, to get a glimpse of what dreamers are going through.

    • 29 min
    Mental Health While Undocumented Part 2

    Mental Health While Undocumented Part 2

    Mental health is just as important as physical health. It’s time to destigmatize it. In this episode, we continue our conversation on mental health and its effects. We share how many undocumented people cope with mental health struggles and the resources available to help manage mental health challenges.

    • 31 min
    Mental Health While Undocumented Part 1

    Mental Health While Undocumented Part 1

    As a society, we don't place the same amount of importance on mental health as we do physical health. Why is this topic such a taboo? In this episode, we share our personal journeys with mental health, getting help, talking about it, and ultimately the process of healing. 

    • 41 min
    Falling in Love While Undocumented: Dating while Undocumented

    Falling in Love While Undocumented: Dating while Undocumented

    Most of us will end up doing what we call dating. Dating makes one feel alive, uncomfortable, happy, and miserable. However, dating while undocumented is a whole different story. Part our series of Falling in Love While Undocumented, we had a panel discussion with Jess, Alana, and Jose on what it's like Dating while Undocumented.  

    • 53 min
    The Story of Alana Striving for More than the American Dream

    The Story of Alana Striving for More than the American Dream

    Alana, already feeling the limitations of DACA in the United States, Trump unexpectedly winning the 2016 election was the last straw. She knew that she had to make a life somewhere else. She left the American Dream and moved to Canada.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Starting Over on Our Terms - Moving to Canada

    Starting Over on Our Terms - Moving to Canada

    Once slaves to their undocumented status - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) - their lives were on hold for many years in the United States. My Ford and Sadhana decided to move to Canada. From planning, moving, to settling, this episode dives into it all!

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

jguerra9.81 ,

A much needed source of inspiration

This podcast holds a special place with me for the strength and truth found in the words from the hosts and guests. The raw emotion that is heard from their stories and not sugar coating the real world situation. There is so much stigma in being an immigrant of a country, but here is a wonderful example of educated immigrants coming to build excellent future citizens through their experiences.

Coffee fienda ,

An Inspiration

A wonderful start to this podcast! The idea that believing every moment that you are so much more than your status must be critically important to retaining dignity in situations I cannot begin to imagine because I haven’t experienced them. Vianey’s story is truly inspiring and all three of you are to be commended for helping others by sharing your own experiences. Can’t wait for the next podcast!

Saddy86 ,

Amazing show

I cannot wait for the first episode.

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