The Goodness Podcast was launched in January 2020 with the goal of starting an honest conversation around the topics affecting women's health.
Hosted by Noor Tehini and recorded in Dubai, it also celebrates the inspirational stories of women living in the Middle East, highlighting tales of triumph over tragedy, stories of resilience, and ones of survival, all while imparting valuable, scientifically backed advice and lived experience to its listeners.
Alya Mooro: Let's Talk About Shame
Alya Mooro is an Egyptian-born, London-raised freelance journalist and author of the bestselling non-fiction book The Greater Freedom: Life as a Middle Eastern Woman Outside the Stereotypes.
Alya is also the host of a new podcast, Talk of Shame, in which she speaks with guests from across the MENA region and its diaspora in an effort to dig deeper into concepts of '3aib', or shame in Arabic, and figure out how we can free ourselves from it.
Dr. Deemah Salem: Virginity, Vaginismus, and the Myth of the Perfect Vulva
Today's guest is Dr. Deemah Salem, an OBGYN at Dubai's Genesis Clinic. On this episode of the podcast, we're diving deep into some of the misconceptions surrounding women's sexuality and bodies in the Middle East, including the link between the hymen and virginity, vaginismus, and the rise in cosmetic genital surgery.
Dr. Stacey Shelby: Connecting to Our Inner Wild Woman
My guest on the podcast is Dr. Stacey Shelby, an author, speaker, educator, and depth psychotherapist. She is also a Registered Clinical Counselor (RCC) in Canada, a certified clinical dream tender, and she has studied in indigenous and yoga traditions. She's joining me today to explain what archetypes are and how to work with them, but also to discuss the wild woman archetype and how women can live into their truths more fully by tapping into their wild selves.
Haif Abdalla: Yoga, Spirituality, and Overcoming Perfectionism
My guest on the podcast today is Haif Abdalla, a business strategist and yoga teacher living in Dubai. On this episode, she opens up about her struggles with perfectionism and her journey to embracing all the various facets of herself, and we have a blast talking about all things yoga, crystals, and meditation.
Natalie Banks: Protecting Our Oceans
My guest on the podcast today is Natalie Banks, founder of Azraq, a non-profit marine conservation organization run by volunteers and based in Dubai. She's joining me to discuss the work she does, the most immediate threats to our oceans, and how we can all play a part in the solution.
Mamta Saha: How to Unlock Your Potential
My guest on the podcast today is psychologist Mamta Saha. Mamta works with corporates and individuals in Dubai on behavioral development impact and unlocking their potential.
Such an amazing platform to support women in all fields. I look forward to the podcasts every week ❤️
So glad that we now have a Middle East relevant podcast on women’s issues. We have so much to talk about and address so excited to hear more 👏
Inspiring, honest conversations with so many relatable experiences and moments! A great platform to learn from other other people’s journeys, successes and failures.