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Episode 147 [in English]: Amina Shareef Ali

Amina Shareef Ali is a trans, Oakland-based singer-songwriter, therapist, mom, and punk of Egyptian, Turkish, and Filipino descent. She discussed the challenges of retracing cultural heritage lost through her father’s passing and her mother’s assimilation, and the complex pressures of passing identity to the next generation. We also discussed lies we’ve been told about “making it” as an artist under capitalism, the audience base she found after embracing her queer, trans, and mixed-brown identities, what it means to be (folk)punk, and more!

Amina’s new album ‘In the Dark (Awake Of Course)’ is coming out Monday March 29! Follow her on Instagram and Facebook for more updates!

 

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Episode 143: CharCUTErie

For this episode, we’re inviting you to hang out with us at brunch, featuring charcuterie by Adam Elsayigh. Adam walks us through his journey as a charcuterie artist and his near-religious obsession with Trader Joe’s. Cristian joins us to talk about the queer scene in Puerto Rico and the struggles common in too-tight-knit queer communities in anywhere. We also analyze our personal tendencies with giving, receiving, and seeking out compliments and criticism on our work. This one’s a bit of a mixed plate, but it just might suit your taste.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a tour of Adam’s charcuterie journey:

September 2019:

January 2020:

August 2020:

December 2020:

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