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An interview-based podcast where I, Mifrah Abid, talk to remarkable Canadian 🍁 women with immigrant roots and how they are enriching the social narrative in Canada.
Join me to hear in-depth conversations with these inspiring women who have stories to tell, values to share and so much to give to their communities.

Season 3 starts in Summer 2021!

This podcast was conceptualized with my very geeky husband Javed Shaikh, over several cups of chai and the constant din of two yelling children.

Across Her Table Podcast Mifrah Abid

    • Society & Culture
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An interview-based podcast where I, Mifrah Abid, talk to remarkable Canadian 🍁 women with immigrant roots and how they are enriching the social narrative in Canada.
Join me to hear in-depth conversations with these inspiring women who have stories to tell, values to share and so much to give to their communities.

Season 3 starts in Summer 2021!

This podcast was conceptualized with my very geeky husband Javed Shaikh, over several cups of chai and the constant din of two yelling children.

    S2 Ep#11: Uzma Jalaluddin: Retelling cult classics with Muslim characters

    S2 Ep#11: Uzma Jalaluddin: Retelling cult classics with Muslim characters

    Acclaimed author Uzma Jalaludin is on a roll! Her first book, 'Ayesha at Last' was a runaway hit and has now been optioned for Hollywood. This 'Muslim edit' of Pride and Prejudice explores the love lives of second generation Toronto Muslims. Her new book 'Hana Khan Carries On' is a retelling of the cult romcom 'You've Got Mail'. Tune in to hear this fun author where she explains the 'Rishta' system of finding a spouse- "the most awkward blind date ever". You will also enjoy listening about her lovable characters and why she believes representation matters so much for her community. Do send in your comments or feedback about this episode by tweeting them to @acrosshertable or e-mailing them at feedback@acrosshertable.com  or send us a voice message at http://www.anchor.fm/acrosshertable/message Don't forget to follow Across Her Table on Instagram @acrosshertable (https://www.instagram.com/acrosshertable) Music credit: Oh My - Patrick Patrikios , Santa Teresa - Patiño

    • 30 min
    Brewing Ideas Episode 1: Libraries & The Multicultural Narrative

    Brewing Ideas Episode 1: Libraries & The Multicultural Narrative

    The Across Her Table podcast has always been committed to telling authentic stories of women and their immigrant experiences. For two seasons we have talked to remarkable women and heard their inspiring stories. Now we would like to add MORE to the conversation.

    Brewing Ideas will explore ideas, trends, and topics that are relevant to people of color in Canada. YOU may be an immigrant, or not, but if you are a person of color, this series is for you.

    On our first episode, we talk about libraries and their role in disseminating multiculturalism. Can libraries help create a more inclusive society? Can they help normalize diverse narratives? To get answers, we talked to different libraries and we got some interesting takeaways.

    We talked to:

    Mark Williams, CEO and Chief Librarian, Milton Public Library, Ontario (https://www.mpl.on.ca/)

    Dinah Murdoch of Little Free Diverse Libraries of KW (https://www.kwlittlefreediverselibraries.com/)

    Rabia Khokhar, a Toronto District School Board teacher and teacher-librarian, writer and equity advocate (https://www.rabiakhokhar.com/)

    Kelly Kipfer, Manager, Community Engagement and Children's Services, Waterloo Public Library, Ontario (wpl.ca)



    Other resources:

    Sarah Kamya (https://littlefreelibrary.org/why-sharing-diverse-books-in-little-free-libraries-matters/)

    Do send in your comments or feedback about this episode by tweeting them to @acrosshertable or e-mailing them at feedback@acrosshertable.com  or send us a voice message at http://www.anchor.fm/acrosshertable/message Don't forget to follow Across Her Table on Instagram @acrosshertable (https://www.instagram.com/acrosshertable) Music credit:

    City Lights - Audiobinger, Epiphany - Siddhartha Corsus

    • 35 min
    Introducing Brewing Ideas (Trailer Episode)

    Introducing Brewing Ideas (Trailer Episode)

    The scoop on Brewing Ideas - our upcoming podcast miniseries. 

    • 3 min
    S2 Ep#10: Women’s Day Special | Two women, two generations: how a mother and daughter became each other’s strongest ally

    S2 Ep#10: Women’s Day Special | Two women, two generations: how a mother and daughter became each other’s strongest ally

    When we talk about mothers and their teenage daughters, we think of typical tropes: the constant arguments, the difference in world views, and diametrically opposite opinions. But what if it doesn’t have to be that way? What if mothers and daughters sat down to listen to what the other has to say? What if, they could become each other’s strongest allies?
    This Women’s Day join us as we talk to mother-daughter duo Abiha and Madiah Syed as they share how they made a conscious effort to overcome their differences,  what Women’s Day means to each generation, what they admire about each other, and what they each believe will truly empower women.
    Abiha Syed is the Co-Chair and founding member of the Muslim Women of Cambridge, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging intercommunity dialog and engagement.
    Madiha Syed is her 18-year-old daughter, who is studying architecture at the University of Toronto
    You can check out the Muslim Women of Cambridge on mwcambridge.net or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @mwcmuslimwomenofcambridge

    Do send in your comments or feedback about this episode by tweeting them to @acrosshertable or e-mailing them at feedback@acrosshertable.com  or send us a voice message at http://www.anchor.fm/acrosshertable/message Don't forget to follow Across Her Table on Instagram @acrosshertable (https://www.instagram.com/acrosshertable) Music credit: Oh My - Patrick Patrikios , Santa Teresa - Patiño

    • 30 min
    S2 Ep#09: Raufikat Oyawoye-Salami: A techie whips up a sugar storm at the Great Canadian Baking Show (2021)

    S2 Ep#09: Raufikat Oyawoye-Salami: A techie whips up a sugar storm at the Great Canadian Baking Show (2021)

    Raufikat Oyawoye-Salami arrived in Canada in November 2017 in the town of Milton, Ontario. In less than 3 years she had been selected to be on the Great Canadian Baking show- TWICE. With the fourth season now in full swing, Raufikat is all charged up, rediscovering her love for baking. Listen in as she talks about her experience as a newcomer to Canada, her Nigerian heritage, her baking journey, and of course, the defining moments in that iconic TENT! Tune in to hear her also talk about Nigerian cuisine and her very strong opinions on Jollof rice!

    To see her delicious creations, you can follow her on Instagram @lanisbakebox

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    Do send in your comments or feedback about this episode by tweeting them to @acrosshertable or e-mailing them at feedback@acrosshertable.com  or send us a voice message at http://www.anchor.fm/acrosshertable/message Don't forget to follow Across Her Table on Instagram @acrosshertable (https://www.instagram.com/acrosshertable) Music credit: Oh My - Patrick Patrikios , Santa Teresa - Patiño

    • 26 min
    S2 Ep#08: EXCLUSIVE: Ginella Massa, Host, Canada Tonight on CBC News talks about her journey & Afro-Latina-Muslim roots

    S2 Ep#08: EXCLUSIVE: Ginella Massa, Host, Canada Tonight on CBC News talks about her journey & Afro-Latina-Muslim roots

    Ginella Massa is an award-winning journalist, who is also the first hijab wearing one ever to host a prime-time TV show in North America. Her daily CBC show ‘Canada Tonight’ is changing how we consume news in the country today. But was it all easy? Ginella talks to Mifrah Abid about: Her Latino-Afro roots and journey to Canada, The scrutiny she faces for her clothing choices, The struggle of picking the right ‘Hijab’ friendly outfit, The seemingly ‘strange’ way of her arranged marriage, Her work ethics in the newsroom and The message of positivity she sends even to her haters! Tune in to listen to this spunky journalist who is rewriting the history books. Do send in your comments or feedback about this episode by tweeting them to @acrosshertable or e-mailing them at feedback@acrosshertable.com  or send us a voice message at http://www.anchor.fm/acrosshertable/message Don't forget to follow Across Her Table on Instagram @acrosshertable (https://www.instagram.com/acrosshertable) Music credit: Oh My - Patrick Patrikios , Santa Teresa - Patiño, Mongrel Dance - Dan Bodan

    • 33 min

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