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Episode 124 [in English]: Glamrou

Amrou Al-Kadhi is an Iraqi-British writer, performer and filmmaker based in the UK who is redefining what it means to create mainstream entertainment.  In this episode, we talk about drag as an expression of culture and gateway into writing, navigating the US and UK entertainment industries, their book Life as a Unicorn, writing the finale of Little America, and more!

Insta: @glamrou

Twitter: @glamrou

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Episode 123 [in English]: Amuna

We had a wonderful conversation with Amuna, an activist and entrepreneur in the UAE.  Amuna is a Queer Black Arab woman who founded the Black Arabs Collective, a space for sharing stories and amplifying voices of Black Arabs.  We discussed how racism in the SWANA region is pervasive and underacknowledged.  We also talked about Amuna’s experience as a queer woman in Dubai who grew up in a religious family.  You’ll catch a bit of the call to prayer from the mosque next door to Amuna as we have a beautiful, gay conversation on this episode. (We also chatted about Tinder, quarantine fashion, and more!) Follow Amuna @_amuna, and also check out the @blackarabscollective IG page!    

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Episode 122 [in English]: Creative Conversations: Queer transnational activism in the Middle East

Hosted by National Queer Theater & Dixon Place, and moderated by Sivan Battat, a panel with activists from across the Middle East and North Africa region discussed Transgender and Transnational Activism.

What does queer and transgender activism look like in this region? In conversation around Amahl Khouri’s documentary play She He Me, following the true stories of three Arab characters who challenge gender norms, the panel explored queer experience in the region, activism on the ground, and how the Middle Eastern and North African Diaspora can support this work.

The panel features Amahl Khouri, Hashem Hashem, and Pooya Mohseni.  Please visit Dixon Place’s website to read more about the panelists!

http://dixonplace.org/performances/creative-conversations-queer-transnational-activism-in-the-middle-east/ 

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