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season 3 finale
Radical Self Love: Battling Body Image with Lena Harbali
Tazeen and fashion designer, Lena Harbali, discuss radical self love and how to battle body image issues, especially as women and girls.
season 3 episode 10
Living Legacies: Exploring Identity (through Elders/Ancestors) with Namira Islam
Tazeen and co-founder and executive director of Muslim-ARC, Namira Islam, explore identity through the lens of elders and ancestors.
Check out Namira's work at Muslim-ARC.
season 3 episode 9
Black Music, Civil Rights and Activism with Tariq Gardner
Tazeen and drummer and composer, Tariq Gardner, talk about music education when it comes to Jazz and Blues AKA Black Music and what it has to do with Civil Rights and Activism.
Check out Tariq and more of his work on his Instagram @afro.nautic
season 3: episode 8
Activism: An Expression of Creativity with Asha Noor
Tazeen and activist, Asha Noor, discuss activism as an expression of creativity.
Check out Asha’s work and book her for events on Instagram.
season 3: episode 7
Liberation through Expression with Supreme Flows
Tazeen and rapper, song writer, producer, and curator, Supreme Flows, discuss liberation through expression.
season 3: episode 6
Hip Hop and Cooking: Gathering Community with Adela Bejo
Tazeen and baker and owner of Hip Hop Bake Shop, Adela Bejo, discuss Hip Hip & Cooking and how both are a means of bringing people together. Adela shows us how to crimp a pie crust and samples several baked items for her menu.
season 3: episode 5
Home and the Creative Self with Hind Ourahou
Tazeen and designer and maker, Hind Ourahou, discuss what is home and how it relates to the creative self and the creative process.
Season 3: episode 4
Culture as a Tool for Artists with Juuni
Tazeen and rhythmist, Juuni, discuss how culture is a tool for artists.
season 3: episode 3
Building Connections with Becky Scarcello
Tazeen and Becky Scarcello, discuss the importance of building connections and networking for both artists and supports of the arts.
season 3: episode 2
Learning from Elders with Karen Tomalis
Tazeen and Jazz drummer, Karen Tomalis, discuss the importance of learning from Elders and mentorship.
season 3: episode 1
Community Building with Asya “IzMe” Ziyad
Tazeen and singer/songwriter and community builder, Asya "IZME" Ziyad talk about the ins and outs of community building, especially as artists.
Check out Asya @asyaizme on all social media platforms and come out to her next event: The Kickback: Self Care Jam Session.
season 2 finale! (episode 12)
The Maqam of Music: Heavenly Breaths and Cultural Melodies with Ali Hussain
Tazeen and PhD Candidate and author, Ali Hussain, discuss Arabic maqam (similar to scales) and its spiritual and cultural relevance in music and identity.
Check out Ali Hussain’s book Mystical Musings of a Contemporary Dervish.
season 2: episode 11
Dealing with Transitions with Misty Lyn Bergeron
Tazeen and singer/songwriter and photographer, Misty Lyn Bergeron, discuss how to deal with transitions and anxieties as an artist.
Check out all things Misty at https://www.mistylyn.com/
season 2: episode 10
The Importance of Supporting Local Artists with Christina Rountree
Tazeen, and graphic artist and singer, discuss the importance of supporting local artists and how to best support them.
Check out Christina's work on her media Instagram.
season 2: episode 9
Making Home as a Person of Diaspora with Noura Balout
Tazeen, and co-owner of Bottomline Coffee House and Detroit Grinds, Noura Balout, discuss how to create home as a person of diaspora.
season 2: episode 8
The Power of Narrative with Zain Shamoon
Tazeen and Zain Shamoon discuss the power of narratives and reclaiming one's own stories.
Tazeen and Zain Shamoon discuss the power of narratives and reclaiming one's own stories. Check out Zain's work on his IG @zainshamoonartist
season 2: episode 7
Finding Your Flow with supercoolwicked
Tazeen and supercoolwicked, AKA Morgan Hutson, talk about how to find your flow in music/art-making and creating.
Check out Morgan's IG for more of her work!
season 2: episode 6
Guitar: A Way of Life with Trey Priest
Tazeen and guitarist Trey Priest discuss Trey's guitar journey and how it relates to other aspects of life.
Check out Trey Priest and his new upcoming projects on his website.
season 2: episode 5
Dancing with the Divine with Shaykh Kafani Ibrahim Hassan Cisse
Tazeen and Shaykh Kafani discuss the spirituality of dance, specifically African dance.
season 2: Episode 4
Color, Reflections, and Memories with Joel Geffen
Tazeen and professor and photographer, Joel Geffen, discuss color and photography as they relate to memories and personal reflections.
Check out Joel and his photography on his Facebook.
season 2: episode 3
Using Mindfulness in Education with Dr. Joyce Piert
Tazeen and Dr. P discuss mindfulness and how to use in education, both with students and teachers.
season 2: episode 2
Curating Detroit Culture with Joel Fluent Greene
Tazeen and native Detroit poet, Joel Fluent Greene, discuss curating Detroit culture and how the poetry scene has changed in Detroit over the years.
season 2: episode 1
Spiritual Inclusivity with Nique Love Rhodes
Tazeen and Nique Love Rhodes from The NLR Experience discuss how spiritual inclusivity fuels arts and activism, and the power in finding truth in spiritual beliefs other than one's own spiritual inclusivity
Check out Nique's band NLR in Detroit!
episode 14: season finale
The Metaphysics of Sound with Lu Fuki
Tazeen and her husband, guitarist and composer, Lu Fuki, discuss the metaphysics of sound and it relates to meditation, reflection, and spiritual growth.
Check out Lu Fuki and Divine Providence for updates about upcoming shows and the album release!
Death and Deadlines with Kanem X
Tazeen and Kanem X discuss death and deadlines as it relates to artists, creativity, and goal-setting.
Merging Selves: Poetry, Politics, and Identity with Reem Abou Samra
Tazeen and Dr. Reem Abou-Samra talk about how to go from a fragmented identity to a unified sense of self-hood through poetry and politics and what it means to be an activist.
Hip Hop: Preserving Sacred Spaces with Piper Carter
Tazeen and community organizer and co-founder of WeFoundHipHop, Piper Carter, discuss how Hip Hop is a means of preserving sacred spaces.
Modern Creative Writing for Historic Justice Issues with Aishah Gulam
Tazeen and award-winning poet, Aishah Gulam, discuss how modern mediums for creative writing can be used for historic justice issues, particularly issues of oppression of women, sexual abuse and assault, and religious persecution.
Check out more of Aishah's short poems on her IG!
Decolonizing Beauty Yoga with Leah Slagenwhite
Tazeen and Leah Slagenwhite, owner of Starseed Yoga, discuss Decolonizing Beauty Yoga and what it truly means to be honoring the practice, essence, and history of Yoga.
Spirituality and Self Care as a Guide for Arts and Activism
Tazeen and poet/educator Lady Khadija, discuss spirituality and self care as a guide for arts and activism.
Check out Khadija's website where you can find her bandcamp, podcast, and coloring book!
Life as a Creative Entrepreneur
Tazeen and talent developer, Ashley Peacock discuss life as a creative entrepreneur and how to deal with perfectionism and fears as an artist.
Spirit Spaces and Honesty in Expression
Tazeen and Spoken Word and Communication Professor, Traci Currie, discuss the meaning of "spirit spaces," and what it means to be truthful, honest, and authentic in one's expression.
Art Identity and Spirituality with Kamau Ayuvbi
Tazeen and Sufi poet and UM-Hospital chaplain, discuss art identity and spirituality as it relates to community, meditation, and reflection.
Check out Kamau's guided meditations online here!
Poetry as Healing with Ber-Henda Williams
Tazeen and Detroit Poet and Host, Ber-Henda Williams, talk about poetry as a means of healing in both the writing and performance stages.
Activism as Artists with Mahogany Jones
Tazeen Ayub and rapper/recording artist, Mahogany Jones, discuss what activism and advocacy looks like for artists.
Jazz & Spirituality with Mike Monford
Tazeen and Detroit jazz saxophonist, Mike Monford, discuss the history and roots of jazz in the United States as a spiritual art form.
Health: Mind, Body, and Soul with Sophiyah E.
Tazeen Ayub and singer/songwriter/pianist, Sophiyah E, discuss health, mind, body, and soul and how all these aspects are related to music making and creativity.
Books and Sites Mentioned:
Water Experiment with Words: http://highexistence.com/water-experi...
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Jar-Sylvi...
The Ultimate Book of Vegetables by Susie Ferrie https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Book-... Possibilities by
Herbie Hancock and Lisa Dickey https://www.amazon.com/Herbie-Hancock...
Check out Sophiyah E. at:
Introducing: Digging Deeper
Listen to a description of Tazeen's new project, Digging Deeper!