Meet Heba Subeh-Hyder

If you are all about female empowerment, this is for you…

I continue to be amazed by the woman I meet and their stories. Heba is no exception and has become a figure that I hope has a constant presence in her community and to me. I knew from the moment we met, and the time after that when we sat on opposite ends of a forum “Feminism in Islam”, that she was going to be someone I looked up to – I was right…

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Discover Lerdo

I have an hour to an hour and 15 minute commute to and from work every day. Initially I thought this would be something I would get tired of real quick, but instead I found myself enjoying the quite time alone. In addition to that, I got to enjoy the changing views with each season. My drive mainly consists of fields, farming, and agriculture. This includes orchards, vineyards, and even oil field. So I am always inspired by the colors, the textures, the lines, and the reflections in the water.

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Meet Jehan Hakim (Podcast Ep 02)…

…a Yemeni-American advocate changing communities and building bridges.

Leaders in our communities have always been predominately, if not entirely, controlled by men. The involvement of women was minuscule or non existent for whatever reason and that was the norm growing up. Today, with many Yemeni women graduating from university and acquiring knowledge in areas such as political science, sociology, anthropology, and psychology it is paramount that these types of backgrounds are utilized in building and nourishing our communities.

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Meet Anysa Saleh – Podcast Ep. 01

A Yemeni-American Bay Area Artist from the Central Valley of California

I have known Anysa my entire adult life. I met her the first day of my freshman year in college. I didn’t think much of our acquaintance because she was my older sisters friend and 9 years older than me. I later would find out that age was an arbitrary number that was insignificant to the intellectual and artistic relationship we would create. She is an inspirational, strong– yet delicate-, game changer  – but most of all she is one of my best friends.

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Chronicles of a Muslim Vegan

How many Muslim, Arab Vegans do you know? 0? 1?, Maybe 3? Well now at least maybe  1.

How it Started…

What does eating vegan mean? It means you don’t eat any meat or animal byproducts, so thats all meat, dairy, and poultry.

About four years ago my younger sister Hana became a vegetarian and it kind of surprised us all. To be honest, and she knows this, I didn’t think she was going to stick with it. Sure enough she did, and today not only has she been a vegetarian for years but recently transitioned into a vegan!

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I have been trying to figure out the right space and medium for me to share everything in my thought bubbles. Recently I started listening to podcasts within the past year, and I think that there is definitely a space for what I want to do in that arena. My friend Khulood is really into them and we actually love discussing our favorite shows and she often sends funny or interesting episodes. Continue reading “IM LAUNCHING A PODCAST!”