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The Immigrantly Podcast (formerly The Alien Chronicles) is a minority women owned & run weekly podcast that features immigrants from all different walks of life to share their immigrant experiences

Ep-84 Outward and Inward Conversations. Zohran Kwame Mamdani is an Indian-Ugandan New Yorker, housing counselor, a democratic socialist, and a candidate to represent Astoria in the State Assembly.

Ep-84 Outward and Inward Conversations

Zohran ran his campaign for the State Assembly on the grounds of guaranteeing housing to all New Yorkers, desegregate the schools, fund and fix the MTA, and apply critical changes to the criminal justice system such as eliminating cash bail and banning solitary confinement Zohran Kwame Mamdani Saadia Khan 0:00. Ep-83 "Decolonizing Self-Love"

Today's guest, DJ Bembona, is taking the New York music scene by storm.

Ep-83 "Decolonizing Self-Love"

Her sets are known for their infectious Afro-diasporic tracks. At the core of her work, she is an activist. She uses her sounds to empower by bridging the gap between communities of color, activism, and generations. Her sets offer a space for healing, movement, joy, and liberation for black and brown communities—a Brooklyn-Native who continues to advocate for marginalized communities through her daily work. Saadia Khan 0:32. Ep-82 A Time for Reflection. Welcome back, everyone, to Season 7 of Immigrantly.

Ep-82 A Time for Reflection

Our today’s guest is Shruti Ganguly. She is an award-winning filmmaker whose work has been featured globally, at festivals like Sundance, Venice, and AFI. Shruti recently launched her own production company Honto88 and its clients are just as impressive, including media outlets like MTV. Behind the glitz and the glam is just your neighborly, city girl with intense wonder and drive. Saadia Khan 0:16. A Perpetual State of Irony. Shreya Tanisha is a multi-media artist and the founder of MZL Productions, a London-based film and theatre company promoting the work of artists of color.

A Perpetual State of Irony

We spoke about our nomadic lives, discrimination on the basis of race and color within the art world, & how patriarchy manifests itself in the western cultures. Shreya Tanisha 0:03 The theatre is shut and the entertainment industry is basically not going to function because no theaters have seats that are six feet apart and even if they did, everyone is being told not to go and anyone who does probably thinks they're Will Smith in I Am Legend, but they are not. "We're Different Chapters of the Same Book" Her Bold sense of Purpose.

Maytha Alhassen is a multi-hyphenated career woman and activist.

Her Bold sense of Purpose

She writes, she teaches, she is a yogi and reporter, and the list goes on. Her journey is as fascinating as her bold sense of purpose, and along the way, she taught me a few things about artistry, vision, and healing. Saadia Khan 0:20 Hey listeners. Welcome back to another episode of Immigrantly. Thank you so much for coming on the show and I'm so excited we are finally doing this. Listen to What Your Kids Are Saying. Our today's guest is Maliha Abidi.

Listen to What Your Kids Are Saying

She is an artist who uses her work to shed light on critical social issues and celebrate the women who are leading them. Last year, she compiled these portraits to honor 50 inspirational Pakistani women from various walks of life in a book titled, Pakistan for Women. Maliha Abidi Saadia Khan 0:15 As a human rights activist, my work is driven by the desire to implement positive change in our societies that advocate for the marginalized. Ep-81 Underrepresentation in Hollywood. Ep-97 "Politics of Authenticity" In a time where the current events in America feel like they’re moving us closer to a dystopian reality, it’s hard not to feel frazzled by it all.

Ep-97 "Politics of Authenticity"

Our guest today is someone who has spent a lot of time thinking about this. Hari Kunzru is a British-Indian novelist and journalist. He is the author of the novels The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions, Gods Without Men, and White Tears. Pico de Gallo Recipe. By Cassandra Clifford My mother once offered to make pico de gallo for a family party with my father’s side of the family and absolutely everyone asked her for the recipe.

Pico de Gallo Recipe

The next time my dad hosted a party, my mom tasked me with making the pico de gallo in front of everyone in a cooking demo, though pico de gallo is really more chopping and assembling than anything else--no flame involved! I didn’t realize this until going to a favorite Tex-Mex restaurant months ago, but most pico de gallo recipes do not include avocado. A Bit of History of Immigration in the U.S. By Cassandra Clifford June is Immigrant Heritage Month, a celebration of the accomplishments and contributions immigrants and their children have made in shaping the history, strengthening the economy, and enriching the culture of the United States.

A Bit of History of Immigration in the U.S.

We wanted to share the history of just a few of many, many different cultures, heritages, and people who have come to the U.S. today on the blog. Of course, if you would like to read more about these communities and histories, we encourage you to read the articles we are linking in this blog post. Chinese Immigration to the U.S. The first known Chinese immigrants to the U.S. came in 1820, decades before the California Gold Rush and construction of the Transcontinental Railroad. Tortillas, Guacamole, and Reflections on Family Food History. The Unclenched Fist. By Tanya Khan It’s not that I didn’t know I was different from everyone around me; after all, I didn’t have pin-straight blonde hair, porcelain skin, or gemstone-like colored eyes.

The Unclenched Fist

Growing up in white suburbia was all I had ever known. How Do I Measure My Identity? By Joanna Miral What comes to your mind when I say I’m Greek-American? My Big Fat Greek Wedding, John Stamos, maybe Percy Jackson? We’re not a big bunch (Wikipedia says we number about 1.4 million, or roughly 0.6% of the U.S. population), but we’ve certainly made an impact on pop culture. When my dear friend Cassandra asked me to write a blog post for Immigrantly, I was a little stumped about what to write about.

Though I talk about being Greek a decent amount, in many ways I’ve always felt my connection to Greece and Greek culture was superficial. This is probably aggravated by the fact that I have generally had unpleasant experiences in the Greek community spaces I was exposed to. Speaking of Christ, I’m not very connected to the Greek Church either, which is basically the center of Greek-American community. Let's Talk British Colonialism. A Perpetual State of Irony. Let's Talk British Colonialism. Immigrant Stories around the World.