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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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 Ep. 084: Author Hafsa Lodi Talks Modest Fashion & Influencers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:50

Hafsa Lodi is an accomplished writer for fashion publications in Dubai and her new book is available now! "Modesty, A Fashion Paradox" can be found in your local book store, Barnes and Noble and in a week it will be on Amazon! Grab your copy. In the meantime she talked to us about modest fashion, challenges in the fashion world and modest social media influencers. Check out all the things Hafsa is up to on her Instagram: @hafsalodi and make sure you follow @salamgirlpodcast 

 Ep. 083: Illya Yasmeen on HBO Max's "Karma" | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:30

Representation is so important to our young people and now more than ever we are looking for representation for minorities and people of color. On this weeks episode we talk with Illya Yasmeen, a high school girl recently featured in a brand new reality series on HBO Max, "Karma". Illya describes what it means to represent Muslim girls on the show and challenges she conquered with confidence!  Thank you to our sponsor, Use code: salamgirl for 15% off your purchase.

 Ep. 082: Necessary Discussions - TedX Speaker & Author Rahma Rodaah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:17:05

This weeks episode faces several very necessary difficult discussions. We invited an amazing childrens book author, Rahma Rodaah, who saw the need for diversity in childrens books and took action. This is just who Rahma is and she's so talented at addressing needs. Rahma talks today about raising children in todays society to be strong and confident in who they are, about the role of Influencers during this time and about racial bias. We thank our sponsor, for their support.

 Ep. 081: Keeping Your Head Above Water Post Ramadan- Lobna Mulla | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:10

Things can be pretty blue after Ramadan so we love to prepare you to keep your head above water. Today we are talking to Ustadha Lobna Mulla of the Yaqeen Institute about how to maintain the routine we need right now and how to help find peace and connection during this pandemic and civil rights movement we are living through. Such a remarkable time right now, we put our trust in Allah for guidance.  Check out "Double Shot of Mocha" on YouTube for more of Ustadha Lobna Mulla. 

 Ep. 080: "QuarantEID 2020"- Monica's Back!!! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:20

Eid Mubarak Ladies!!!! We know your super busy with your families so we are so honored that you take the time to listen to our show during Eid, and we really love doing Eid shows for you!  This Eid is unlike any other & most of us were over dressed for QuarantEID! I am just happy to finally get to record with Monica again after so long. We joined each other via Skype so we could record from our homes and it worked well so look forward to more of that! Eid Mubarak and hope it was a blessed one! 

 Ep. 079: Husband & Wife come to Islam together! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:45

Daniela is a New York native who lives in Florida with her husband and two kiddos. They are a totally adorable family that is also totally unique! Both Daniela and her husband have Puerto Rican roots and on top of that they both decided together to come to Islam and raise their children as Muslims, Alhamdulillah. Listen to Daniela's story and make sure you follow her on Instagram at @writingsbydaniela

 Ep. 078: The Question that Changed Her Life- @girlrefurbished | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:36

Sara grew up Christian but like so many, drifted further from her faith as she entered her adult life. When she met someone special at work, she felt inspired to discover what she truly believed in and went on her own spiritual journey and the results surprised even herself!  This episode was graciously sponsored by our favorite shop, Modefa USA! Get 15% off with code SALAMGIRL15   Insta: @modefausa Subscribe to us on Apple! Follow us at @salamgirlpodcast

 Ep. 077: Arabs Got Talent Finalist to Quran Reciter- Jennifer Grout | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:13

Not long ago you could see Jennifer Grout as a finalist on Arabs Got Talent, complete with props, stage lighting, special effects and her beautiful voice shining through. Today she tells us about her training in classic music at a very young age and her fascination with Moroccan culture. She shares her journey to Islam and what she learned from her time on Arabs Got Talent and how life has changed her.  Follow Jennifer on Instagram: @jeangrout Thank you to our sponsors @ModefaUSA and @Crescentfoods 

 Ep. 076: An American Girl with a Saudi Heart- Hana Nemec | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:19:29

It's Ramadan and that means it's time for some heart warming convert stories! We are starting off with a bang, with Hana Nemec, an Ohio girl who lost her Mother at a tender age and came to Islam years later.  Follow Hana on Instagram: @hannooni  Her blog,

 Ep. 075: Innovations for Ramadan Business in Covid19- Days of Eid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:14

Ramadan, Covid19 style, is almost here! Today we are talking to Days of Eid creator, Reem Sayes about how she started her successful holiday decor company and how she is creating content for her clients during Covid19.  Shop her collection and check out her program "30 Days of Ramadan" on her Instagram: @daysofeid

 Ep. 074: Holidays and Multicultural Family- Jasmine & Marigold | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:43

We absolutely loved talking to Sidra of the brand "Jasmine and Marigold" about how she met her husband in college, how he converted to Islam and even inspired her to become closer to her own faith. She started her business by creating onesies that appealed to both her Paki family and her Macedonian in laws. It was history from that point, creating tons of custom baby onesies, swaddling blankets and even pajamas for the whole family! Use code: SALAMGIRL10 for 10% off your purchase!

 Ep. 073: Making Space For Ramadan-With Hello Holy Days | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:14

Ep. 073: Making Space For Ramadan-With Hello Holy Days

 Ep. 072: Mind & Body Ramadan Ready With Zainab -Fit For Allah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:35

Zainab Ismail came to Islam many years ago after being a big time Hollywood fitness trainer, sought after for her nutritional knowledge and fitness abilities. When she came to Islam she brought with her an energy much needed by the Muslim community. Zainab talks to us about her journey to Islam, getting our minds ready for Ramadan and eating healthier! Instagram: @zainab_fitforallah

 Ep. 071: Empowering Yourself to Find Love- Zahra Aljabri | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:51

It's corona time and your sick of hearing about it so instead lets talk about love and relationships! Zahra Aljabri is a relationship coach along with her husband of 12 years. She talks about finding love and most importantly, finding herself.  Instagram: @practicalmuslim

 Ep. 070: Mind Your Own Hijab Bro! - Artist, Hafsa Khizer | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:37

Canadian artist Hafsa Khizer is our guest today and she tells us all about her super popular t-shirt design that touches on the subject of body policing in the Muslim community. She's an amazing artist and truly uses her art to project her pride in her identity and it speaks to so many others.  Follow her on Insta: @hafsakhizer


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