Ep. 083: Illya Yasmeen on HBO Max's "Karma"
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by Nicole Queen & Monica Traverzo
3y ago
Representation is so important to our young people and now more than ever we are looking for representation for minorities and people of color. On this weeks episode we talk with Illya Yasmeen, a high school girl recently featured in a brand new reality series on HBO Max, "Karma". Illya describes what it means to represent Muslim girls on the show and challenges she conquered with confidence!  Thank you to our sponsor, https://www.786cosmetics.com Use code: salamgirl for 15% off your purchase ..read more
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Ep. 082: Necessary Discussions - TedX Speaker & Author Rahma Rodaah
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by Nicole Queen & Monica Traverzo
4y ago
This weeks episode faces several very difficult and necessary discussions. We invited an amazing childrens book author, Rahma Rodaah, who saw the need for diversity in childrens books and took action. This is just who Rahma is and she's so talented at seeing needs that TedX also had her speak on difficult subjects relating to growing up as a Person of Color in Canada. Rahma talks today about raising children in todays society to be strong and confident in who they are, about the role of Influencers during this time and about racial bias. We thank our sponsor, www.786cosmetics.com for their sup ..read more
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Ep. 081: Keeping Your Head Above Water Post Ramadan- Lobna Mulla
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by Nicole Queen & Monica Traverzo
4y ago
Things can be pretty blue after Ramadan so we love to prepare you to keep your head above water. Today we are talking to Ustadha Lobna Mulla of the Yaqeen Institute about how to maintain the routine we need right now and how to help find peace and connection during this pandemic and civil rights movement we are living through. Such a remarkable time right now, we put our trust in Allah for guidance.  Check out "Double Shot of Mocha" on YouTube for more of Ustadha Lobna Mulla.  ..read more
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Ep. 080: "QuarantEID 2020"- Monica's Back!!!
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by Nicole Queen & Monica Traverzo
4y ago
Eid Mubarak Ladies!!!! We know your super busy with your families so we are so honored that you take the time to listen to our show during Eid, and we really love doing Eid shows for you!  This Eid is unlike any other and most of us were over dressed for the "Eid at home" that we enjoyed. Thats ok, it's still Eid and I am just happy to finally get to record with Monica again after so long. We joined each other via Skype so we could record from our homes and it worked well so look forward to more of that! Eid Mubarak and hope it was a blessed one!    ..read more
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Ep. 079: Husband & Wife come to Islam together!
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by Nicole Queen & Monica Traverzo
4y ago
Daniela is a New York native who lives in Florida with her husband and two kiddos. They are a totally adorable family that is also totally unique! Both Daniela and her husband have Puerto Rican roots and on top of that they both decided together to come to Islam and raise their children as Muslims, Alhamdulillah. Listen to Daniela's story and make sure you follow her on Instagram at @writingsbydaniela   ..read more
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Ep. 078: The Question that Changed Her Life- @girlrefurbished
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by Nicole Queen & Monica Traverzo
4y ago
Sara grew up Christian but like so many, drifted further from her faith as she entered her adult life. When she met someone special at work, she felt inspired to discover what she truly believed in and went on her own spiritual journey and the results surprised even herself!  This episode was graciously sponsored by our favorite shop, Modefa USA! Get 15% off with code SALAMGIRL15 www.modefa.com   Insta: @modefausa Subscribe to us on Apple! Follow us at @salamgirlpodcast ..read more
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Ep. 077: Arabs Got Talent Finalist to Quran Reciter- Jennifer Grout
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by Nicole Queen & Monica Traverzo
4y ago
Not long ago you could see Jennifer Grout as a finalist on Arabs Got Talent, complete with props, stage lighting, special effects and her beautiful voice shining through. Today she tells us about her training in classic music at a very young age and her fascination with Moroccan culture. She shares her journey to Islam and what she learned from her time on Arabs Got Talent and how life has changed her.  Follow Jennifer on Instagram: @jeangrout Thank you to our sponsors @ModefaUSA and @Crescentfoods  ..read more
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Ep. 076: An American Girl with a Saudi Heart- Hana Nemec
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by Nicole Queen & Monica Traverzo
4y ago
It's Ramadan and that means it's time for some heart warming convert stories! We are starting off with a bang, with Hana Nemec, an Ohio girl who lost her Mother at a tender age and came to Islam years later.  Follow Hana on Instagram: @hannooni  Her blog, www.convertconfessions.com ..read more
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Ep. 075: Innovations for Ramadan Business in Covid19- Days of Eid
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by Nicole Queen & Monica Traverzo
4y ago
Ramadan, Covid19 style, is almost here! Today we are talking to Days of Eid creator, Reem Sayes about how she started her successful holiday decor company and how she is creating content for her clients during Covid19.  Shop her collection and check out her program "30 Days of Ramadan" on her Instagram: @daysofeid   ..read more
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Ep. 074: Holidays and Multicultural Family- Jasmine & Marigold
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by Nicole Queen & Monica Traverzo
4y ago
A Pakistani California girl meets a Macedonian boy in college and they end up raising a Muslim family together? Yes, it so happens cause this is America baby! We absolutely loved talking to Sidra of the brand "Jasmine and Marigold" about how she met her husband in college, how he converted to Islam and even inspired her to become closer to her own faith. She started her business by creating onesies that appealed to both her Paki family and her Macedonian in laws. It was history from that point, creating tons of custom baby onesies, swaddling blankets and even pajamas for the whole family! Use ..read more
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