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Headscarves and Good Yarns

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Headscarves and Good Yarns - 26-09-2022 - Yarns with Thomas - Unpacking Privilege Loss ( 0:58:42)       
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The incredible Thomas Owen collects stories of privilege loss across the world and has come up with mind blowing insights about how we should think about it and how we should learn to let go of it if we want to live in an equitable world. Tune in to re-define privilege, to learn about the relationship between privilege and inequity and to learn how to be ok with privilege loss. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 26/09/2022 7:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - Should we review representation?( 0:54:20)       
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Should we review representation? - Mindy Kaling's show 'Never Have I Ever' is a coming of age story from the Indian American perspective. One of the cast members for season 3 pronounced their name in way that was meme-ified by the brown community online. The response was varied, intense and valid across the spectrum but begs for a deeper conversation around representation, what it means, what should we expect from it and is imperfect representation better than nothing?
Published: 12/09/2022 7:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - Yarns with Pax - comedy, migration and change( 0:55:22)       
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Amal sits down with the forever funny and insightful Pax Assadi to talk about Raised by Refugees, using humour as a tool for social justice, migrant parents and how to bring about change. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 29/08/2022 5:34:20 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - New to the racism kōrero? start here( 0:55:54)       
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This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 16/08/2022 12:13:19 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - Yarns with Kiran: Fake Gay, Fake Indian( 0:56:41)       
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This week I sit down with the wonderful Kiran. We discuss him stepping into his own authenticity and tackling the labels of fake gay and fake Indian that have followed him all his life. We discuss how 'coming out' can be harmful in some circumstances, the value of listening, finding refuge in culture and the power of vulnerability. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 1/08/2022 7:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - Yarns with Aabo - Migrating and Generational Differences( 0:55:43)       
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This week I record with my Aabo (dad in the Somali mother tongue) and it was deeply personal coversation. We talked about Aabo's childhood in Somalia, the significance of genealogy, colonisation, the struggles of migrating here and discuss whether we think Aotearoa is a racist country or not. Spoiler alert - we have completely different opinions and it was really eye opening! This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 18/07/2022 3:16:12 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - How should we respond? ( 0:56:16)       
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There is a lot happening in this world right now and it might be a little hard to think about how to even respond. What are the things we should be talking about? What does it look like to be an ally/activist? Tune in to find out how. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 4/07/2022 5:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - Yarns with Mihad - modelling, using your voice and racism( 1:0:6)       
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Amal sits down with a fellow Somali sister and unpacks Mihad's experiences as a black, muslim wāhine living in Aotearoa. All the stories explored shows the many faces of racism - the casual racism, micro aggressions, discrimination, systemic etc - all of which happened in Aotearoa. We also frankly discuss what it means to use your voice, the existence of being part of a marginalised community is a political existence, her experience as a black model and moving to Aotearoa.
Published: 20/06/2022 7:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - Yarns with Alice Canton - storytelling, racism and breaking glass walls. ( 0:57:47)       
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Amal yarns with Alice Canton - theatre artist and all around amazing bad ass. We talk about the importance of storytelling and how that connects to a deeper understanding of ourselves and others, candidly about racism, her mahi being a talking point for deeper societal issues and her experience as a wāhine POC in the theatre world.
Published: 8/06/2022 10:55:59 a.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 23-05-2022( 0:57:11)       
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This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 24/05/2022 12:35:18 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - expectations, patriarchy, race and ramadan reflections ( 0:52:37)       
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Amal unpacks all the things that’s come up for her in the past two weeks and talks about: -how islam/islamophobia is discussed in a binary -why brown girls are better than brown bois aka the patriarchy but from an ethnic POV. -how black girls are erased and seen as invisible -the expectations we place on people to change This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 9/05/2022 5:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 25-04-2022 - cya l8r turmeric latte - decolonizing wellness trends ( 0:55:4)       
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tumeric lattes, yoga, chia anything, shea butter - all wellness trends that are hot right now. Amal unpacks what it means when we participate in these trends and why it’s problematic. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 25/04/2022 2:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 11-04-2022 - Anti-blackness and honouring te tiriti as tauiwi ( 0:55:8)       
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After reading about Serena Williams' birth experience, Amal uses this to launch into the conversation of anti-blackness. What is the difference between racism and anti-blackness? Why is is it so damaging? What does this look like in the context of Aotearoa? How can we as tauiwi honour te tiriti? This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 11/04/2022 2:32:44 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 28-03-2022 - Q+A: social construct, fatphobia and threshold for racism ( 0:55:12)       
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This episode Amal tackles some questions y'all have sent in! We navigate what is the threshold for racism, social constructs, fat phobia, dating preferences and what you can do to be a better ally. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 28/03/2022 5:35:39 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 14-03-2022 - #justiceforhoda and the hijab( 0:55:52)       
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This weeks' episode is centered around the hijab and muslim women. A conversation catalysed by what happened to Hoda and her friends at Otago Girls' High School. Amal, and some other sisters, share what the hijab means to them, what's misunderstood about muslim women and how we can better support our muslim community. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 14/03/2022 4:09:16 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 28-02-2022 - Yarns with Jean and Angela( 1:1:48)       
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Amal sits down with Jean and Angela to talk gender, transitioning and expectations. Jean (she/her) and Angela (she/her) both transitioned at a later age and share their journeys. They also share their empowering views on living life on your own terms and timeline. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 28/02/2022 1:23:31 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 14-02-2022 - Yarns with Jenny, Elaine and Sam( 1:9:12)       
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Amal gets cosy and real with Jenny, Elaine and Sam. Jenny and Elaine share their transition story and Sam their journey to identifying as gender fluid. We also discuss what it means to live as your authentic self, how to be a better ally to queer community and what freedom means. TRIGGER WARNING: Sexual assault and suicide are mentioned in the episode. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 14/02/2022 4:30:32 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 31-01-2022 - The emotional landscape of the migrant experience( 0:54:13)       
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The migrant experience isn't often talked about or understood well. Amal, guided by her own experience, unpacks the emotional landscape of the migrant experience and talks about things such as filial obligation, expectations, dreams and storytelling. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 31/01/2022 8:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 17-01-2022 - Tips and tricks to start your allyship journey( 0:55:13)       
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New year, new intentions. Being a better ally one of 'em? Tune into this episode to get some tips and tricks to help you along the way.
Published: 17/01/2022 7:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 03-01-2022 - history of whiteness pt 2( 0:55:15)       
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This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin http://oar.org.nz
Published: 3/01/2022 7:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 20-12-2021 - breaking the social contract and history of whiteness pt 1( 0:54:46)       
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Recently Amal went through an experience where she felt marginalised by a service. She unpacks her emotions and has a yarn about anger, breaking the social contract and what it feels like to be undermined by the system. She then begins to unpack the history of whiteness. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin http://oar.org.nz
Published: 20/12/2021 7:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 06-12-2021 - Is the term Karen problematic?( 0:55:16)       
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We all know how to describe 'em. Can I talk to your manager with the iconic hairstyle and dragging people left, right and centre BUT where did the term come from and should we be critical of it? Unpack the meme with Amal. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 6/12/2021 7:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 22-11-2021 - Theory of racelessness and entitlement( 0:55:47)       
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When we talk about racism, we inevitably talk about race but why and is it needed? Explore the theory of racelessness with Amal to find out more. We also dive deeper into entitlement and what it has to do with racism and why it's important we talk about it more. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 22/11/2021 7:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 08-11-2021 - unpacking the 'ugly' emotions and individualism vs collectivism.( 0:55:18)       
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Amal unpacks her experience of being called forward and dives deep into the 'ugly' emotions that come with it. Emotions like shame, guilt, vulnerability that all come up for us but what value do they have? Amal also unpacks the tension she feels between individualism and collectivism as a third culture kid. What does this tension look like? What's the value of both? This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 8/11/2021 6:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 25-10-2021 - blackfishing and consequence culture( 0:55:50)       
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This week Amal dives deep into blackfishing? What is it? What makes it different to blackface? Amal also looks into cancel culture vs consequence. How do we hold people accountable but also allow the opportunity for growth? This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 25/10/2021 7:00:00 p.m.
Headscarves and Good Yarns - 11-10-2021 - identity, race and belonging in the name of love( 0:55:4)       
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Amal sits and down and has a raw and honest conversation with her other half, Arthur. Together they navigate culture, race and empathy in an inter racial relationship. They touch on Arthur's experience coming to NZ, being Asian in Aotearoa and the feeling of being too foreign for here and home. This show was broadcast on OAR 105.4FM Dunedin oar.org.nz
Published: 11/10/2021 7:00:00 p.m.