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Episode 9: A Talk with an Egyptian Metalhead

This week, we spoke with Cherine!  Cherine talked with us about her experience growing up as a child of Egyptian immigrants in the United States.  Cherine also shared her experience being bisexual, and that got us talking about bisexual visibility and how the “B” in “LGBT” often gets overlooked.  We also spoke about mental health and the stigmas against the topic within many Middle Eastern cultures.  Oh, and Cherine gave us an idea of how into metal she is (listen to see how many CDs she has)!

Also, as mentioned in the episode, Against Me! is the band that we said we would post about here.  You can find them here:

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Episode 7: Wildly Emoting Arabs

Photo credit: Trish Badger

Join us for this very fun & meaningful conversation with Miriam Hakim, lead singer of the punk band Giant Kitty.  We talk to Miriam about many things: music, her Syrian-American identity, forming our own communities, and so much more.  We had such a blast during this episode and we hope our listeners will enjoy listening to this great discussion.

As mentioned at the end of the episode, we made Spotify playlists!  Miriam talked about how she and her friends used to make mixed CDs for each other, and she suggested we each make a playlist for ourselves with songs that we find meaningful in some way.  Check out our playlists here!

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