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When Women Are Storytellers, Story Changes: Elizabeth Lesser

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Release Date: 09/18/2020

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    Aili Mari Tripp is Chair of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, and professor of Political Science, and Gender & Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. . Fatima Sadiqi is president of the Center for Studies and Research on Women, and professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies in the Department of English at Fes University. They will talk with Sara Jamshidi about women’s rights and movement in the Maghreb. Especial program for International Women Day.    

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 is an Emmy-Award winning journalist who was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She and , illustrator whose artwork appeared on NPR, Dallas News, and a number of books and graphic novels, coauthored Muslim Women Are Everything: Stereotype-Shattering Stories of Courage, Inspiration, and Adventure. They talk with Sara Jamshidi about what inspired them to publish the book.     In this episode, we will explore: How would you characterize public opinion against Muslim women? I’m curious to know your personal perceptions about how we’ve been viewed? What is...

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Pádraig Ó Tuama is a poet, theologian, and traveler who writes extensively about language, power, conflict and religion. Ó Tuama is the master storyteller and host of On Being’s Poetry Unbound. Previously, he was the leader of the Corrymeela Community, Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organization.  He will talk with Sara Jamshidi about poetry, God, sexual orientation, words, prayers and finding a home in the world.

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    Chantal Blake is a travel writer and plant-based consultant from New York City. She currently lives in Oman. Chantal got frustrated about the lack of information about women’s bodies and sexuality. She invited Nicole Monteiro, mental health expert, researcher and consultant to create a course to teach women about their bodies and sexuality. Naaila Clay, marriage consultant, works with them. They talk to Sara Jamshidi about sex education for Muslim women, sensuality, intimacy and Valentine’s.

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    Iram Parveen Bilal just directed her third feature movie, I'LL MEET YOU THERE. Bilal is an ardent advocate for fair representation of female directors in the entertainment industry.   To help us make sense of the movie, Dalia Mogahed, Director of the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, ISPU, join us to talk about American Muslim struggle and dilemma in the US. Dalia is also former Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies.   Nikita Tewani is a New York based actress, She plays Dua, a gifted ballerina who's been kept away from her father's...

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  At the time of feast, family and being merry, we are dealing with a deadly virus this year. The number of people getting affected by the Coronavirus is at the rise. Many families are experiencing hardships and heartbreaks. Yet, Thanksgiving is approaching. The tradition of Thanksgiving, giving thanks to what we have and what we acquire, is sacred and important for us Americans. Could we pray our prayers, with more humility, around the Thanksgiving table, this year? Could we cook our thanksgiving food more intentionally, more wholeheartedly? For this episode, Kathryn Lafond is...

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  Sertac Sehlikoglu shows us how women, not only in Istanbul, but in larger Middle East region, are using thier power, intelectual agencies and social status to create a favorable condition for htier personal desires. Sara Jamshidi talk with Sertac Sehlikoglu about the making of Muslim women desire in the Middle East.

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  Goudeau holds a PhD in literature from the  and served as a Mellon Writing Fellow and Interim Writing Center Director at Southwestern University. She has spent more than a decade working with refugees in Austin, TX and is the cofounder of Hill Tribers, a nonprofit that provided supplemental income for Burmese refugee artisans for seven years. Mateen Rokhsefat and Sara Jamshidi talk with Jessica Goudeau about her experience of working with.

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Elizabeth Lesser is the author of several bestselling books, including her latest book Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes. Elizabeth is the co-founder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. She will talk with Sara Jamshidi about her book on the day of its release on September 15.