Salam, Girl! show

Salam, Girl!

Summary: The Salam, Girl! podcast features content related to building a strong confident character as an American Muslim woman. The show is hosted by Monica Traverzo and Nicole Queen, two American women who chose to convert to Islam. They share advice, experiences and interview inspirational guests to help empower Muslim women to reach their fullest potentials.

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  • Artist: Nicole Queen and Monica Traverzo: Muslim Podcasters
  • Copyright: 2018 Nicole Queen


 Ep. 048: Setting Yourself Apart- Nominal founder Lena Sarsour | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:32

When she was in high school, Lena Sarsour alway knew she wanted to be a designer. Her parents pushed her to pursue a more lucrative career path but that creative gene never burned out. Now along with her husband, Lena has founded a jewelry brand that is truly innovative and unique. Nominalx is becoming the hottest trend in minimal style jewelry and Lena has her own niche focus on the Muslim community. Learn how they have crafted a very populated business into something very intentional.

 Ep. 047: Crowdfunding 101 with Launchgood COO and Founder Amany Killawi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:18

Crowdfunding sites are the new norm when it comes to getting started for some in the business, arts, and even charity sectors. LaunchGood is a niche crowdfunding platform for the Muslim community worldwide, with a focus on creative & entrepreneurial Muslims. Today we are talking with founder and COO, Amany Killawi, about what to expect when pitching yourself to Launch Good and what to expect afterwards. This is everything you didn't know about crowdfunding! 

 Ep. 046: Salam Talk Series 1- Halal Relationships | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:26

We asked you to send us your most intimate questions and challenges so we can discuss possible solutions and we absolutely loved the turn out. Today is our first segment of "Salam Talk" and we hope you are able to take something away from it. We answered questions about a Muslim girl wishing to convert but how she will get her Fathers blessing. We also talk about two other Sisters about their romance dilemmas and offer our best advice for navigating these very tricky areas of life.

 Ep. 045: Coming Back After Baby - With Icon Yaz the Spaz | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:39

Yaz the Spaz is one of the most well known names if your a Muslim girl, which ummm most of you are. She's the YouTube hijab tutorial OG and has created a name for herself with her upbeat positive outlook on living as a Muslim girl in America. When she got married & started a family, fans saw less & less of her beloved content as life took hold of her.  If you know Yaz, you know nothing is too much to handle, today she is shining brighter than ever & her content has evolved with her new role as #mommyspaz .

 Ep. 044: Not Without My Hijab - Halimah DeOliveira | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:44

Coming to Dallas, Sept. 29th, the play "Not Without My Hijab" is a can't miss event for all Sisters in Islam and women who are just curious to learn more! Todays episode dives into the struggles Halimah DeOliveira faced growing up Muslim and feeling alone in college. She decides that removing her hijab would be best & slowly drifts away from her faith. Allah has plans for Halimah & she comes back in a BIG way. It's never too late to change your life to living for Allah, no matter how far you feel you are. 

 Ep. 043: Creating Sweet Success With Muslim Girl Boss, Yasmeen Tadia | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:08

Yasmeen Tadia is an entrepreneur who left her corporate life to follow her dreams in the sweetest way possible.  She turned spinning her gourmet, completely organic, mini sized cotton candy into a sophisticated multi product service, coveted by top brands such as Neiman Marcus, The MET Gala, Forbes, Instagram, Drybar, Facebook, Lyft and so many more. Her success story has been featured across national television, magazines, and newspapers. Recorded LIVE from ISNACON2019

 Ep. 042: Entrepreneurship, Success and Ending Domestic Abuse- With Lisa Vogl | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:41

Verona Collection is the first modest clothing line created by Muslims and sold in major department stores like Macy's and ASOS. Lisa Vogl is piloting that ship and while she was paving the way into main stream fashion, she was being abused at home. Lisa talks about fighting her way to happiness with her two sons, climbing to success in her business and the work she is doing to make "getting out" easier for other women who face domestic violence. 

 Ep. 041: Building a Hijab Empire - With Melanie Elturk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:01

Today we are talking to none other than #girlboss Melanie Elturk, the founder of Haute Hijab, the nations top hijab brand. Melanie along with her husband built a hijab empire, in the empire state, NY, because that's where you create something YUGE. Melanie takes us BTS to her humble beginnings and shares how she's able to keep her feet on the ground while her company takes over the world. We hope! 

 Ep. 040: Conquering Body Image With Lasting Change- With Posifitivy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:29

Body image consumes us all. We've all something that we want to change about our bodies whether its being more healthy, being more trim, or having glowing healthy skin. Sara Zayed, of the platform "Posifitivy", joins us to talk about her struggles with body image & how she turned it all around. She's a personal trainer & medical scribe for Ethos, a farm based health clinic, who has a passion for plant based nutrition & schools us all on why eating more plant based foods can help you to live a longer life. 

 Ep. 039: Holistically De-Stress Your Life - With Dr. Maisam Hasan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:45

We are joined by Dr. Maisam Hasan, a Doctor of Holistic Medicine, who gives us her 5 east steps for lowering the massive amount of stress in your life and how it can effect your over all health. School is starting and we want to get you girls back into your routine with bells on! 

 Ep. 038: The 5 Best Hajj Hacks - With Dina AlQaysi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:12

Your leaving soon for Hajj and your not quite sure what to expect! No worries girls, we've got an innovator behind the brand, Fej Gear, who along with her Brother and Father, is changing the way Muslims embark on the greatest journey of their faith. Dina leads us through the best tips for packing, what to expect, and maintaining a state of Ihram.

 Ep. 037: Avoid Hijab Burnout! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:16

In part 2 of our two part series on wearing hijab we dive into 5 easy steps to help you avoid hijab burnout! For real girls, this is a real thing and we have definitely been there so listen up for our advice on how you can avoid the burn out of wearing hijab. We want you to always have "all the feels" when it comes to wearing your scarf, but lets face it, everyone faces different challenges and we want to equip you to handle them head on! 

 Ep. 036: 5 Steps to Start Wearing Hijab! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:01

You have always wanted to do it, and now we are giving you the tools you need to become a successful Hijabi! We are just talking about "why" you should take this leap. No girls, this show is different than any "hijab" show you have heard. We are delivering practical steps to set up your life for dressing with intention in all types of situations. Learn from our experiences and those of others so you can be set up for success and look like a pro immediately! YOU GOT THIS GIRL! 

 Ep.035: 5 Muslim Summer Traveling Hacks | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:08

After visiting more than 20 countries, this Insta blogger has a few notches in her belt when it comes to traveling smart and safely. Alaa from the IG handle, @thetravelinghijabista, is sharing her top 5 hacks for traveling as a Muslim woman. She dishes about self defense, safety, prayer tips and making sure your traveling with the right people! If you have summer plans, this is a must hear episode!

 Ep. 034: "Yes I'm Hot in This!" Creator Huda Fahmy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:25

Huda Fahmy joins us today to talk about her amazing comic series, "Yes I'm Hot in This". We learn how she broke into the comic genre and developed her skills as an artist. She reveals her inspo for the series and a YUGE announcement for fans!  Grab her book on Amazon "Yes I'm Hot in This" Follow her on Instagra @yesimhotinthis


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