Introducing Casual Conversations with Interesting Characters
Casual Conversations is a new podcast where I share unscripted, unedited conversations that I'm having with some of my favorite characters. I'm so excited to connect with these amazing people and pick their brains.
This is the very first episode.
My guest for this episode is Cadar Mohamud, a Somali-Canadian storyteller and the host of the Digital Sisterhood podcast. We’ve both seen and heard each others content, but this is our first time speaking one-to-one.
This Episode, We Talk About:
The process of reclaiming ourselves
Our parents’ reaction to us being podcasters
What makes The Digital Sisterhood successful?
The power of telling stories
“You’re not what we thought you would be”
Wearing the niqab and the meaning it’s given
Self-image and the consuming nature of public-facing work
The importance of our character in giving dawah vs. lip service
Being intentional about how you show up in life & legacy
What does Islam look like for me as a Somali Canadian?
Growing up Somali-American in Egypt
The marriage question and being pressured as young women
Maneuvering with aunties and elders
The beautiful feedback and support from the community
Authentic energy and being ourselves
Have you gotten over yourself yet?
Video vs. Audio - The facade of public image
Hosting vs. being behind the scenes
Giving each other our flowers
Thank you for being a part of the launch of this new podcast, feel free to share and leave a comment to let me know your thoughts insha’Allah.
What guests would you like to see featured on the podcast?
There are weekday evening and weekend groups to join, with 5 spaces available per meeting. The 90-minute sessions meet online and can fill up pretty quickly. Consider joining us sometime.
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