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Episode 66 in English: Dancing Queer!

What’s that? Belly dancers should have long hair and shave their legs and underarms? Well, not this one! A UN award winner and named by the BBC top 100 influential women worldwide, this Egyptian, hairy, bearded, pierced and tattooed Queer Refugee dancer will give you a very authentic performance with a twist!
♥ We will not conform to your gender roles ♥
In this episode, we talked about belly dancing in the UK context vs. the Egypt context, about family separation relating to immigration (content warning: there is talk about detention and, later in the episode, also about torture.  Listen at your discretion.), and so much more.  This episode will stay with you for a very long time; we absolutely loved talking to Shrouk.

Sarah Hegazi & Malak Alkashef were people we mentioned during this episode- support them in any way you can.

Students Action for Refugees (STAR) was the org that Shrouk’s campaign was with:

Photo credit: Diego Maeso

ايه ده بقى؟ ينبغي على الراقصات إمتلاك الشعر الناعم الحرير وإزالة الشعر تحت الإبطين والساقين؟ مش الراقصة دي يا فندم! حائزة على جائزة من الامم المتحدة و لقبتها البي بي سي من اول 100 مراة دات تاثير في العالم. أصلا من عاصمة الرقص الشرقي، مصر, الراقصة المشعرة والمتوشمة والمثلية الاجئة سوف تعطيكم أداء شرقي جدا مع حبة شقاوة

♥ نحن لن نتفق مع عادات وتقاليد أدوار الجنسيان ♥

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Episode 31 in English: Coptic Babe Coptic Dyke!

This episode, we spoke to artist Caitlin (KT) who is Coptic Egyptian-Irish, and is a total badass who is creating space for the mixed identity.  We talked about being mixed and having parents from two different parts of the world; we also talked about KT’s art and what is inspiring her pieces.   This episode means a lot because the experience of being mixed does not get highlighted as its own identity very often.

An upcoming exhibit where people can see the piece Coptic Babe Coptic Dyke will be at Mark for Redaction in New York, which details can be found for here:

We’ll add the details for another upcoming exhibit/workshop that KT mentioned here shortly!

You can contact KT at [email protected] or follow her on Instagram (check our Instagram post for her handle).

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