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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. 054: Salam Girl + Chai Talks LIVE from Pink Coffee! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:01

We celebrated our 1 year anniversary at the adorable Pink Coffee venue with popular Muslim women's social group, Chai Talks.  We invited a few of the members to join us in talking about how we stay focused on living the straight life, during today's busy world. Happy Anniversary to all of you, our Salam Girls!  Follow @thetravelinghijabista for more info about Chai Talks Follow Salam Girl on Instagram @salamgirlpodcast Find our Facebook group: #salamsquad

 Ep. 053: Salam Girl First Anniversary Special! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:33

Happy 1 year anniversary Salam Girl family! We are so excited to celebrate the whole month of November with you! Today's episode features a montage of some of our favorite and most memorable moments our first year of podcasting. Make sure to check our Instagram weekly for our giveaways and special promo discounts! Instagram: @salamgirlpodcast This episode is sponsored by  Use promo code: SALAMGIRL for 20% off Aweea merchandise.

 Ep. 052: Your Desire to Pray - TEDX Speaker Nilly Naseer-Farooqui | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 35:18

Nilly Naseer-Farooqui is a TEDX Speaker and the face behind the platform @wordsbehindasmile . She is a professional speaker and corporate trainer and on today's show we discuss the struggles and challenges that sometimes we face, in our prayer.  Follow Nilly on Instagram: @wordsbehindasmile View her website: Follow Salam Girl on Instagram: @salamgirlpodcast View Salam Girl online:

 Ep. 051: Salam Talk Episode 2- Difficult Relationships | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:42

We absolutely love doing "Salam Talk" because we get to hear directly from you & give your personalized, tangible advice for the struggles & challenges you might be facing. Everyone has such different life scenarios & we want you to know you don't have to face them alone. This episode of Salam Talk faces relationship issues as well as dealing with substance abuse. InshAllah you will all make dua for all the Sisters out there who are struggling. Instagram: @salamgirlpodcas

 Ep. 050: Speaking Her Truth About Race in Islam-Nadirah P. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:00

We dove into a very deep topic when we asked Nadirah P. to talk to us about race and the Muslim community. We talk about responsibility to make change and my favorite, "What not to say to Me".  If you love following Nadirah on Instagram, your going to love this inside look on our show.  Follow @nadirah.p on Instagram for more from this inspiring and satirical young woman. 

 Ep. 049: Taking A Stand- Nahela Morales | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:19

Nahela Morales is a Mexican American convert to Islam, a single Mother, and a marching, shouting, oppression fighting activist.  Listen as she walks us through her conversion to Islam after 9/11. From marching along side Linda Sarsour, marching at the border and being arrested, she shares her stories. She can't do enough and she helps us share her vision of community service.

 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. 


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