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Episode 19: The Things We Do for Kids (ft. Dr. Jamillah Karim)

Parents just might understand? It’s Eid al-Adha, and we want to talk about the sacrifices parents make for their kids—the joys, the challenges and why they put up with us in the first place.

Tawfiq Farraj and Yasmin Ali are a Chicago-based duo with a passion for the arts and pop culture. Yasmin is a singer and graphic artist. Tawfiq is the founder of the Facebook group “Gilmore Girls Should Be On Netflix” and “Bob Dylan Should Win the Nobel Prize,” two things that happened in 2016.

Lauren Schreiber @food4theory is an artist, activist, and event curator with a background in youth development, arts education, and community organizing. She is currently the Executive Director of Center DC. 

Dr. Jamillah Karim @jamillahkarim an award-winning author and scholar specializing in race, gender, and Islam in America. She is a former professor of Religious Studies at Spelman College. Karim blogs for Sapelo Square, Hagar Lives and Huffington Post Religion and has written two books, American Muslim Women and Women of the Nation: Between Black Protest and Sunni Islam.

Episode Details
(00:05:19) Ikhlas reflects on the hilarious parenting lessons she learned from her own upbringing.
(00:11:08) Makkah obsesses over her favorite parent/child duo: DJ Khaled and Asahd Khaled.
(00:19:31) Expecting parents Tawfiq Farraj and Yasmin Ali discuss how they’re preparing.
(00:37:35) New mom Lauren Schreiber about what her life’s been since baby Najia arrived.
(00:49:08) Dr. Jamillah Karim joins us for a wide-ranging discussion on Hajar, climbing the professional ladder and how parenting can be the most challenging but rewarding job of all.

Intro and Outro Music: RSPN by Blank and Kytt, CC-licensed

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