Unswtnd + Unfltrd

Unswtnd + Unfltrd

A space for women to feel like they are not alone in the hardships or struggles they are facing. Some conversations may be lighthearted, some may touch upon taboo topics, but the overall mission for this podcast is to make every woman realize that she is not alone in whatever struggle she is going through. We are all in this together, I promise.... Show More

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September 22, 2020 71 min

When it comes to finding a naseeb, it seems like the odds are stacked against us from the start. But as a divorcee, the challenges are stacked even higher.

In Ep. 30 of Season 2, we sit down with Lisa Vogl to talk about life post-divorce, the collateral damage that comes with it and how our community can band together to help change the negative perception of divorced women.

Unfortunately, women are often seen as the reason for the ...

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September 15, 2020 11 min

On this week’s “Unfltrd Thoughts", we talk about soulmates and whether or not we think they exist.

Life isn’t a Disney movie or romantic comedy starring Meg Ryan & Tom Hanks - unfortunately.  But does that mean soulmates are a thing of fiction?

The idea of finding your soulmate has become more of a cliche than anything else over the years, but the idea that there is someone out there made especially for you, is an idea we w...

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No matter how much time you take to prep the nursery, baby-proof your home or reread  “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” - nothing will ever truly prepare you for what's to come.

In Ep. 29 of Season 2, we sit down with Sara Ahmed to talk about postpartum depression, the internal and external struggles of seeking help and how we can learn to love and appreciate our bodies.

Sara dives into her pregnancy and post-pregnancy jour...

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September 1, 2020 5 min

In our first "Unfltrd Thoughts", we talk about forgiveness.

We dig deep into our own personal process when it comes to forgiving those who've wronged us and moments that may signal conflicts that are yet unresolved.

One of the hardest relationships to have is the one you share with yourself. So, learning to forgive past mistakes you've made isn't the easiest thing to do, but we talk about how we're learning t...

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A chance to play a role of a lifetime is a dream come true for this week's guest, but how did the role of her parents influence her decision?

In Ep.28 of Season 2, we speak to Zoha Rahman, who starred in the Marvel movie, "Spiderman: Far From Home", as the first hijabi character.

We chat with Zoha about representation in the media and her thoughts on tokenism, as well as starting a career in acting; a profession not too...

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Trigger Warning: In this episode we discuss sexual violence. If you find this topic to be triggering, please hit pause and check out some of our older episodes instead! 

Let's stop beating around the bush when it comes to our bodies and our health. Instead, let's empower each other with shameless knowledge and remove the stigma that follows. 

In Ep. 27 of Season 2, we speak to Aisha Ismail about the lack of sexual health &...

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Your happiness shouldn’t amount to the number of checkboxes you tick, but instead the things that truly put your heart and soul at ease. 

In Ep. 26 of Season 2, we sit down with Shazia Imam to talk about the fear of letting go, cultivating a relationship with ourselves and learning how to let go and put our faith in Allah’s hands. 

Shazia opens up about a very personal and vulnerable part of her life; moments she thought there was no...

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Your worth shouldn’t be defined by your bank account balance or your credit score, but that shouldn’t mean you should ignore these figures, either.

In Ep. 25 of Season 2, Kenya Imani gives us great insight on how to take control of our finances by creating a budget, investing and tackling our loans. 

We discuss financial trauma and how the topic of money can be very stressful for many people. It's important to not dismiss the hea...

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It’s important to remember that your relationship with God is no one else’s but yours. So learn to leave the judgement, the comparisons and envy at the door. 

In Ep. 24 of Season 2, we sit down with May Calamawy (again!) to discuss the second season of the Hulu show “Ramy”! Our conversation touches upon faith, creating a personal relationship with God, and as well as our thoughts on the evil eye. 

Struggling with faith isn’t an uncom...

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No one said practicing self-growth was going to be easy, but we can promise you it will be worth it. 

In Ep. 23 of Season 2 we sit down with Sumayyah Taufique to discuss self growth, learning how to show ourselves compassion and the concept of spiritual bypassing. 

When you think of your ideal day of self-care, you probably think of a nice long bath, a trip to the spa or a day spent Netflixing surrounded by your favorite food. Accord...

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Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, but it’s through these ups and downs that we are shaped into who we are truly meant to be. 

In Ep. 22 of Season 2, we sit down with Hanan Abdel-Khalek to discuss finding happiness post-divorce, learning to honor the hardships we face in silence and how we can take control of our lives and invest in our own selves. 

Hanan opens up about getting married and ultimately divorced in her early t...

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Black Lives Matter isn’t an Instagram trend, it’s a commitment to justice. And it’s not just a  moment, but a movement that will never not be important. 

In Ep. 21 of Season 2, we sit down with Eman Idil Bare to discuss her bouts with racism beginning at such a young age, anti-blackness in the media and what we can do to help push the BLM movement beyond our dinner table discussions. 

Micro-aggressions are more than just insults or i...

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How can you tell if it’s your nafs or the Shaytan luring you away from Allah? How many times should you ask for forgiveness for the same sin? What are the differences between a hypocrite and a believer?

In Ep. 20 of Season 2, we sit down with Hosai Mojaddidi to discuss the diseases of the heart, dealing with our nafs and how to view hardships as blessings in disguise.

Our hearts are vessels that carry all that we consume. And while ...

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Your voice is your power. Use it to speak up against any injustices you may see, and fight for what you truly believe in. That’s our duty as Muslims.

In Ep. 19 of Season 2, we sit down with Jael Kerandi to discuss the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, how she used her voice to push her University to adjust their relationship with the Minneapolis Police and encourage change nationwide.

After news broke of Floyd’s death, Jael says ...

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As Muslims, we have no other choice but to stand alongside our Black brothers and sisters.

In Ep. 18 of Season 2, we sit down with Remaz Khalaleyal to discuss the recent murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police, stereotypes and racism that exist within our own non-black community and the absolute need to go beyond the hashtags to actually make a difference.

George Floyd wasn’t the first Black man to be murdered ...

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Finding your tribe is important. That group of women who you can turn to for help, to have a good time with or seek advice from. But we all know, making friends as adults doesn’t come easy.

In Ep. 17 of Season 2, we’re joined by Fariha Rub, aka The Doctor Mommy, to talk about self-worth, cultivating friendships and finding purpose through pain.

Self esteem isn’t something they teach you in school, neither is it something instilled ...

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What goes on in your mind has the power to change your life. But when you have a million thoughts racing through your head all at once, it’s hard to focus on the present moment.

In Episode 16 of Season 2, we are joined by Iman Boundaoui to discuss mindfulness, cherishing the essence of time and how to better make sense of our mental chatter. 

One of the hardest quests in life is finding your life’s purpose. When it comes to choosing ...

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Whether you think time is flying by or it's stuck at a standpoint, we’ve made it to the final ten days of Ramadan, alhamdillah!

In Episode 15 of Season 2, we are joined by Youssra Kamel Kandil to talk about how to make the most of the time we have left of this Holy month.

In these last Ten Nights of Power, also known as Laylatul Qadr, our reward for good deeds like prayer, charity and reading Quran are multiplied. Now is the be...

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Unfortunately, Muslims are used to being on the opposite end of racism and inequality. What’s even more disappointing than that, is when at times that intolerance may also be coming from our own Ummah. 

In Ep. 14 of Season 2, we sit down with Ayesha Jihad to talk about her experiences as a black Muslim woman and the struggles she has faced.

Growing up in Saudi Arabia, Ayesha explains her first bouts with racism and the effect it has ...

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The goal isn’t to just make it through this month, but it’s to leave it a better person than when we had entered it. 

In Episode 13 of Season 2, we’re joined by Fatima Shendy to talk about purifying our intentions, understanding Allah’s infinite mercy and all things in-between. 

When Ramadan comes around most of us expect a miracle to occur. We suddenly expect our connection to God and to our prayer to strengthen overnight, but when ...

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