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extra episode coming up

Hi all, we’re publishing our usual Friday episode this week, but we also have another episode we will be publishing (sometime on Saturday, May 26).  We’ll be recording an episode Saturday morning with one of the several individuals who has come forward to us about Rabi’a.  Before then, we still have a bit more information to gather (and we need to get permission from each individual for us to share what they tell us).  Basically, we are questioning Rabi’a’s credibility, and for right now, please take her episode with a grain of salt.  As of now, we have nothing concrete to share; however, by Saturday, we expect to 1) know more and 2) have a guest who is willing to go public about what’s been happening and why Rabi’a is being questioned right now.  Stay tuned – thanks for your patience.  We’re just as overwhelmed, confused, and taken aback by all of this as everyone else who’s been affected by this; we are going to do our very best to use our platform in the right way (and in a very informed, not rash way).

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Episode 12: Conversation on Being Queer, a Refugee, and an Activist

Meet Kilian Colin, a beautiful human who never shies away from standing up for the right thing.  Kilian was born and raised in Iraq until their family had to flee to Syria.  Once in Syria, Kilian and their family waited for years before being able to resettle in a third country (the U.S.).  In this episode, Kilian describes their experience dealing with the various agencies, interviews, and the paperwork involved in the refugee resettlement process.  Kilian also describes being out as queer in Syria, as well as being an activist in Syria and in the United States.  We loved talking with Kilian and are very excited to share this episode with everyone.  Important additional note: as promised, we are posting pictures of their friendly, sweet, fluffy cat!  To get in touch with Kilian, you can contact their Facebook, or send us a message and we’ll make sure to relay the message to Kilian.

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