Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each episode co-hosts Ikhlas Saleem and Makkah Ali invite guests to talk about issues impacting their lives as Muslims at the intersection of multiple identities.
Episode 66: Allah Centered Self Love with The Village Auntie
On this episode, Makkah and Ikhlas share why they decided to end the show and what’s next. Later, they talk to Angelica Lindsey-Ali a.k.a The Village Auntie about Allah centered self love.
Episode 65: A Time for Restoration
Ikhlas and Makkah continue the conversation from last episode and talk to Muneera Fontaine about restoring the womb and what a graceful birth can look like. Dr. Muneera Fontaine, Ed.d is the owner of Peaceful Earth, Graceful Birth. She currently practices as an Early Interventionist, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Childbirth Educator, and Womb Healer. Her […]
Episode 64: Process and Healing Through Pregnancy Loss
Ikhlas and Makkah go into detail on how they transitioned through pregnancy loss. What helped, what didn’t, what support looks like and what it feels like to be on the other side of it. https://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/64_Episode_64_Process_and_Healing_Through_Pregnancy_Loss.mp3
Episode 63: How to Move Through Change
Change is tough, it’s uncomfortable, sometimes exciting and something we all have to go through several times in our lives. Change is inevitable. So how do you move through it? Makkah and Ikhlas talk about how they’ve dealt with and meet change. https://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/63_Episode_63_How_to_Move_Through_Change.mp3 Music by Ketsa, “Good Vibe”, CC-licensed.
Episode 62: Healing as a Journey
With Covid resurfacing so much trauma, therapists have taken to instagram to help folks cope. But what does the journey to healing actually look like? Ikhlas and Makkah talk to Dr. Kameelah Rashad about myths and misconceptions around healing and navigating trauma. https://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/62_Episode_62_Healing_as_a_Journey.mp3
Episode 61: Joy and Rest
Ikhlas and Makkah come back from an extended break and explore what joy and rest means to them in this space, time and age. https://media.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/content.blubrry.com/identitypolitics/61_Episode_61_Joy_and_Rest_2.mp3
I found this podcast while researching identity politics. I was low-key desperate for conversations about concepts that I felt I understood, but was having a hard time engaging with through scholarly articles. Then I listened to the episode about college and was like, “THIS IS EVERYTHING💖!” and was totally hooked! So grateful to these women for helping me get through college
Thanks for being amazing
I recently found this podcast and instantly fell in love with it. As a Black Muslim woman from the east coast(Boston) I have found it hard to find others that I can fully relate to and that has been a little isolating. I would always have to explain myself to other Muslims(mostly arabs)that I really was raised Muslim or to some in the black community that not only am I actually black but I’m not in the nation either(not that it would be a bad thing if I was). You ladies make me feel right at home and focus on what truly matters. I hope to get through the many episodes I missed just because I know it will be well worth my time.
Amazing Podcast from amazing women
This podcast is spiritual without applying pressure. Loving, warm and insightful. It makes me happy and inspires me.