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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 Ep. 069: Arm Against Corona Virus with Dr. Uzma Syed- ID Expert | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 37:06

If you want to know how to stay safe from the Corona Virus, who better to ask than a super intelligent expert of infectious diseases!  Oh yeah and she is also a Muslim, hijab wearing woman who does so much more than just her career as a doctor. Wait till you hear about the amazing Dr. Uzma Syed. Follow her Insta: @uzmasworld

 Ep. 068: Leah V, Marya Bangee, and Spoken Word Poet: LIVE SHOW | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:06

Recorded LIVE from the 2020 Change Makers Summit we have brought you 3 amazing talented women all in one episode! We hear from a hollywood cultural consultant, Marya Bangee about her work in the movie industry. We also talk to author and model, Leah V about inspiring other young girls and representation. FInally you get to enjoy an amazing poem about Malcolm X from a Spoken Word Poet! Thank you so much to Mu Delta Alpha, the first women's Muslim sorority, for inviting us to the 2020 Change Makers Summit.

 Ep. 067: Gender Equity in Islam-Faatimah Knight of Yaqeen Institute | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:46

When you think inspiring you have to think Yaqeen Institute and the inspiring researchers and fellows of that establishment. We were honored to talk all things gender based with Faatimah Knight about her paper "We created you in pairs", written for Yaqeen.  Follow Fatima on IG: @faatimahknight Follow Yaqeen: @yaqeeninstitute

 Ep. 066: Galentines Gals Supporting FACE | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:30

FACE stands for Facing Abuse in Community Environments & the organization was founded by social justice advocate, Alia Salem in 2017. Its the first organization of it's kind & safeguards the trust between community leaders & members by closing the accountability gap. Where no one was being held responsible for abusive acts before, people are now being investigated & exposed & we are thankful to FACE for that action. Make sure to support this organization with a monthly contribution.  www.facetogether.or

 Ep. 065: Industry secrets from entrepreneur, Zobaida Falah | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:41

Zobaida grew up watching her Grandmother mix spices and black seed together for a healthy snack. Who knew she would one day be able to continue her legacy with "Cure Bar", a health bar that packs a punch of the sunnah ingredient along with tasty things like honey and coconut oil.  Zobaida shares all her industry secrets that will have you baking up your own secret recipe in no time!

 Ep. 064: Under the Influence | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:23

It happens ever so often that we engage in a modern day form of idolatry without even realizing it. We can spend years attaching ourselves to celebrities and influencers, following their every move, year after year. What happens when you see them change trajectory and your left feeling betrayed? Why do we feel this way?  Today we talk about what happens to your heart when you invest way too much connection into other people. This is a can't miss topic that affects way too many of us. 

 Ep. 063: World Hijab Day is Feb 1st! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:53

Arkansas native, Ashley Pearson, came to Islam during Ramadan just recently and is already active in her Muslim community, wears hijab & is telling others about World Hijab Day as an ambassador of the movement!  World Hijab Day is Feb 1st! Take a pic wearing hijab with a sign that says #empoweredinhijab and send it to Salam Girl! We will share it!  Follow them on Instagram at @worldhijabday or visit

 Ep. 062: Run Like a Hijabi- Rahaf Khatib | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 39:04

Rahaf Khatib is one in a million. Shes an amazing Mother, wife, daughter and when her child asked her to run in the school 10k, she went for it and never looked back. Rahaf is the first Syrian to complete all 6 world marathons, & in full hijab.  Shes been on numerous sports magazines and inspires others to go for their dreams. Help us support Rahaf as she runs in March for Penny Appeal and help Palestinian women.  Donate Here -Launch Good Campaign  Follow Rahaf on Instagram: @runlikeahijabi

 Ep. 061: Salam Talk Series 3- Online dating and raging hormones! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:08

In this third episode of "Salam Talk" series, we dive into the subject of being a western convert to Islam, looking for a husband. A lot of times it's a very difficult task to find a good trust worthy & modern men who understand the western mentality. The girls offer tangible advice for women in this situation, including red flags to stay away from!  Subscribe to Salam Girl & make sure to leave a review that we can read aloud on the show! Yours could be next!  Instagram: @salamgirlpodcast  Follow U

 Ep. 060: DIscovering Your Identity with Dina Ghaznavi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:51

Nicole met Dina Ghaznavi while in Abu Dhabi and instantly knew there was something special about her. Today Dina shares her story of growing up in Australia and her own parents struggles as Afghan refugees trying to give their children a better life. Dina takes us through life as a hijab wearing girl in Australia and her amazing modest clothing store, Hadara. Follow @hadaraofficial on Instagram @salamgirlpodcast 

 Ep. 059: Global Youth Forum in Abu Dhabi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:05

Nicole returned, not long ago, from a trip to Abu-Dhabi. She was invited as a moderator and organizer for the Global Youth Forum. It was so exciting to learn from so many different Muslims from all over the world.

 Ep. 058: What About Christmas? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:09

It's that wonderful time of year again & for those who don't celebrate Xmas, it can be somewhat difficult to manage this time of year.  Should you throw everything to the side & dive right into to celebrating someone else's holiday? Should you completely ignore your family if they celebrate? We answer all the questions & help you create your own boundaries & have a healthy relationship as a Muslim in the Xmas holidays. We hope...InshAllah...

 Ep. 057: Table Talk with Lauren Booth, Lisa Vogle & Nicole Queen-Three Converts to Islam | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:28

Nicole was invited to a conference in Abu Dhabi, UAE and while there she was able to record a wonderfully inspiring interview and table talk discussion with well known convert, Lauren Booth as well as Verona CEO, Lisa Vogl. The three girls are all "white" converts to Islam and share their similar experiences and journeys. Lauren talks about some new BIG news in her life as well as her newest projects.  Find her at Insta: @laurenbooth.official

 Ep. 056: Reality TV Star-Fashion Designer-Asma Bibi | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:35

Asma Bibi grew up in a tight knit Muslim community in Philadelphia. Her parents were both talented sewers & when she got older & couldn't find the clothing she wanted, she began to make her own.  Her talents caught on fast & after putting in the blood, sweat, & tears needed she caught the eye of the biggest fashion design reality tv show. We are thrilled to have Asma represent the Muslim community & can't wait to see her on the newest season of PR on the Bravo Network!  Follow her on Insta: @hijabip

 Ep. 055: Alhamdulillah For Everything! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:45

It's that grateful time of year, with Thanksgiving fast approaching here in the US. We decided a show about all the things we say "Alhamdulillah" for would be appropriate for this weeks episode.   December is our "Artist Series" we will feature some amazing Muslim women from all types of art backgrounds so make sure you are SUBSCRIBED to check it out and never miss an episode! Instagram: @salamgirlpodcast Facebook Group: #salamsquad


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