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155. Strengths Untold: Shankar Kasynathan ~ The Social Justice Salesman (Ep.18)

155. Strengths Untold: Shankar Kasynathan ~ The Social Justice Salesman (Ep.18)

December 19, 2021

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Shankar Kasyanthan knows that persistence is key to making a dent in the armour of political obstinance. As National Campaign Manager for Amnesty, he brings a tenacity to human rights, informed by a lived experience of seeing family and communities persecuted for their beliefs & race. In a fateful twist, Shankar learned only hours after this interview that a 4-year long campaign he has championed to improve the community sponsorship program for refugees was finally announced by the Australian government; there are no coincidences!

Impact Boom: https://www.impactboom.org/blog/2019/12/23/shankar-kasynathan-on-inclusive-communities-that-create-thriving-neighbourhoods
Instagram: @shankabout
Twitter: @shankabout

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Host: Tasneem Chopra
Producer: Marcus Rimondini
Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso
Graphic: Carla Scotto Art
Music: Ausecuma Beats

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154. Strengths Untold: When Tenacity Meets Humility ~ The Brave and Brilliant, Dr Batool Albatat (Ep.17)

154. Strengths Untold: When Tenacity Meets Humility ~ The Brave and Brilliant, Dr Batool Albatat (Ep.17)

December 9, 2021

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Dr Batool Albatat will have you rethink everything you thought you knew about resilience.  Her story of fleeing from persecution with her family across continents as a child, culminating in a perilous journey by boat to Australia, makes for a gripping interview. Despite setbacks in seeking asylum, gaps in her schooling and enduring racism after 9/11, Batool's tenacity is palpable. That she now has a double degree and is training to be a GP is a salute to her humble ascent to success, overcoming hardships most of us could only imagine.

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Host: Tasneem Chopra
Producer: Marcus Rimondini
Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso
Graphic: Carla Scotto Art
Music: Ausecuma Beats

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153. Strengths Untold: Nina Springle ~ How A Girl From Frankston Found Her Way To Zanzibar (Ep.16)

153. Strengths Untold: Nina Springle ~ How A Girl From Frankston Found Her Way To Zanzibar (Ep.16)

November 21, 2021

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Raised by her migrant Polish-Czech grandparents in SE Melbourne, Nina Springle's early life was infused with stories of post-war survival, hardship and resilience. This fuelled Nina's steely determination to chart her own course in study, careers and adventure.  However, from suburban Frankston, family chaos and visa rejections, to a one-way ferry to Zanzibar, Nina's choices and fate presented her with a future unlike any she'd imagined.  These events have coloured her life with a passion to pursue social and environmental justice, which we discuss in this episode of 'Strengths Untold'.

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Producer: Marcus Rimondini
Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 Ausecuma Beats

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152. Strengths Untold: Kashif Bouns ~ A Sporting Chance: From Pakistan to Australia (Ep.15)

152. Strengths Untold: Kashif Bouns ~ A Sporting Chance: From Pakistan to Australia (Ep.15)

November 14, 2021

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Kashif Bouns' childhood obsession with cricket in a small country town in Pakistan, landed him in Kuwait as a teen working for his father, then saw him narrowly miss selection by the Pakistani Army and then discover life as an international student in Melbourne - before landing a senior role in the AFL industry. From cab driving in a new country, culture shocks, his Nani's wisdom and a bizarre twist about who he'd throw off a boat to survive - Kashif's resilience and retelling of twists in his life's journey make for a fascinating story.

🔗 linkedin.com/in/kashifbouns
🐦 twitter.com/KashifBouns
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Producer: Marcus Rimondini
Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 Ausecuma Beats

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151. Strengths Untold: Nora Musa ~ A Woman Crossing Borders (Ep.14)

151. Strengths Untold: Nora Musa ~ A Woman Crossing Borders (Ep.14)

October 24, 2021

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A modern-day Ibn Battuta, Nora Musa is a UK based intrepid adventurer who has carved a niche for herself in the travel industry as a solo woman traveller extraordinaire. She shares her cross-cultural heritage of Somali and Egyptian background and how a trip to Egypt as a child, spurred her fascination with travel. Her penchant for meeting people living life authentically and sharing their stories as a core function of her journeying is a calling for Nora that has seen her visit over 41 countries and countless cities. Nora shares how she has overcome boundaries, critics and self-doubt in her pursuit to keep crossing borders.

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Producer: Marcus Rimondini
Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 Ausecuma Beats

You can follow and listen to Strengths Untold podcasts on:
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Email questions to MarcusRimondini@gmail.com

⬛🟨🟥 Local Traditional Owners of the land: aiatsis.gov.au/explore/map-indigenous-australia

 
 
 
 
 
150. Strengths Untold: Sonia Lindsay ~ The Third Space (Ep.13)

150. Strengths Untold: Sonia Lindsay ~ The Third Space (Ep.13)

October 17, 2021

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Born in London, Sonia Lindsay hails from South India but has lived in the UK and Australia. She chronicles her school memories, from the hippie London school where they sang Beatles songs at assembly, to the parochial suburban school in Perth, where Sonia endured devastating bullying. Betwixt these cultures & experiences, Sonia found a ‘third space’ from which she’s carved a cathartic role connecting with kids on the margins. Hers is a beautiful story of resilience, healing & hope.

 

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Producer: Marcus Rimondini
Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 Ausecuma Beats

You can follow and listen to Strengths Untold podcasts on:
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Email questions to MarcusRimondini@gmail.com

⬛🟨🟥 Local Traditional Owners of the land: aiatsis.gov.au/explore/map-indigenous-australia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
149. Unapologetically Brown: The Hon Senator Mehreen Faruqi ~ What Does It Take To Smash The Triple Glass Ceiling? (Ep.28)

149. Unapologetically Brown: The Hon Senator Mehreen Faruqi ~ What Does It Take To Smash The Triple Glass Ceiling? (Ep.28)

October 14, 2021

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Shamila and Niveditha speak with the Hon Senator Mehreen Faruqi, Australian Parliamentarian and an OG Unapologetically Brown, Muslim, Migrant Woman, to hear about her incredible life story, from her upbringing in Pakistan to her remakings in Australia. 

In this conversation, we explore Mehreen’s life and career as told in her book “Too Migrant, Too Muslim, Too Loud”, an intelligent primer on both intersectional feminism and politics, and timely contribution to the feminist landscape in Australia told from the perspective of a brilliant woman who has paved the way for migrants, women of colour, and Muslims in Australian politics. 

We discuss the visceral intersection of racism and sexism that multiplies the challenges women of colour in politics face many times over and how this has played out in Mehreen’s career.

Mehreen provides her expert insights into a range of topics, from triggering racial hatred in a system set up to protect its privilege and power to why the Australian parliament lags behind countries such as Canada, the US, and the UK when it comes to diverse representation. 

Tune in for an inspiring and insightful conversation with a true trailblazer who personifies what it means to be Unapologetically Brown, and to learn from someone who has determinedly banged down the doors to political participation and representation, and how the diversity of lived experience and education is needed disrupt the status quo and improve outcomes for all Australians.

 

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Producer: Marcus Rimondini
Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 The Bombay Royale

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148. Strengths Untold: Joseph Tawadros ~ Permission To Elaborate (Ep.12)

148. Strengths Untold: Joseph Tawadros ~ Permission To Elaborate (Ep.12)

October 10, 2021

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Described as one of the most impressive musicians to emerge in Australia, my guest is ARIA award-winning Oud virtuoso, Joseph Tawadros AM. Now based in London, Joe talks candidly about his journey from Redfern NSW, as a kid loving music based on his Egyptian roots, to pursuing a passion composing 19 albums, collaborations with elite musicians and performances from Melbourne to Ukraine. His signature wit and impromptu Oud performance make our conversational banter a standout delight.

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📷 instagram.com/tassafierce

Producer: Marcus Rimondini
Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 Ausecuma Beats

You can follow and listen to Strengths Untold podcasts on:
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Email questions to MarcusRimondini@gmail.com

⬛🟨🟥 Local Traditional Owners of the land: aiatsis.gov.au/explore/map-indigenous-australia

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
147. Strengths Untold: Shantel Wetherall‘s ~ Beyond Radical Vulnerability (Ep.11)

147. Strengths Untold: Shantel Wetherall‘s ~ Beyond Radical Vulnerability (Ep.11)

September 29, 2021

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Shantel Wetherall is a Belize/British/Australian creative, writer and host who believes in nuanced conversations about women, culture and change. During our introspective chat we discussed why we should never go backwards, getting permission to be complex- and the importance of honouring the '3am you'.  
If finding and celebrating your truth is a priority, then this podcast episode is a must-listen.

Listen to Shantel Wetherall's podcast 'Hey Aunty!': heyauntypod.com

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Producer: Marcus Rimondini
Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 Ausecuma Beats

You can follow and listen to Strengths Untold podcasts on:
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Email questions to MarcusRimondini@gmail.com

⬛🟨🟥 Local Traditional Owners of the land: aiatsis.gov.au/explore/map-indigenous-australia

146. Unapologetically Brown: News Wrap ~ Women’s Safety Summit, Seat of Fowler Preselection Debacle (Ep.27)

146. Unapologetically Brown: News Wrap ~ Women’s Safety Summit, Seat of Fowler Preselection Debacle (Ep.27)

September 23, 2021

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This week Niveditha and Shamila tackle two contemporary issues that exemplify the empty rhetoric on diversity dominating the Australian political landscape at the moment - the National Safety Summit on Women, and the Labour Party’s chosen candidate for the NSW federal seat of Fowler. We analyse the Summit to see whether it passed the diversity and representation test, and share our perspectives on the Labour Party’s decision to parachute in Kristina Kennealy over local candidate Tu Le in Fowler. We summarise the debate and outline exactly how the actions of the Labour party and Kennealy perpetuate myths that conveniently maintain their own privilege and continue to lock women of colour out of the corridors of power. Tune in to hear our analysis on what can and should have been done differently to challenge power and privilege and get our take on what true allyship could have looked like in these examples.

 

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Producer: Marcus Rimondini
Assistant Editor: Zoltan Fecso
🎨 Carla Scotto Art
🎼 The Bombay Royale

You can follow and listen to Unapologetically Brown podcasts on:
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Apple iTunes
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⬛🟨🟥 Local Traditional Owners of the land:
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