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[110] Holly Seibold of BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters)

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Tonight it’s just Mike — Faiqa is taking the week off, but will return for our next episode!

This episode brings us a special interview with Holly Seibold, the founder and executive director of BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters), a non-profit organization founded in 2015 which has been distributing women’s hygiene products and bras and underwear to women in shelters around the DC area. We talk about how she started the organization, the challenges of the ongoing stigma of menstruation, the battle against the “tampon tax” and more.

Holly is the winner of the 2016 Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce Emerging Influential Leader of the Year Award and Nominee for the Heroines of Washington 2017 award. Holly is a fierce advocate for women’s rights, testifying in Washington, DC and in Richmond, VA in favor of the repeal of the tampon tax and an increased access to menstrual supplies for all girls and women . Most recently, she participated in Congresswoman Grace Meng’s panel, “The Case for Menstrual Equity: How Policies Surrounding Menstruation Affect Outcomes for Women” and was featured on the cover of the Washington Post in the article, “The Once-Whispered Topic of Women’s Menstruation Now Has Political Cachet.” Holly has been featured on NBC4 Washington, ABC 7 News, Good Morning Washington, Northern Virginia Magazine, Fairfax Public Access, StreetSense.org, NPR, The GW Hatchet and the cover of the Connection Newspaper.

You can reach BRAWS on Facebook, Twitter (@BRAWSorg) and Instagram (also @BRAWSorg).

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[109] You Get What You Get and You Don’t Get Upset

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Another recap of our zany lives! We delve into a random story about McDonalds character glasses that we all seemed to have in our kitchen cabinets in the late 70s / early 80s. And we also discuss the observance of Eid al-Adha which was this past weekend, as well as what it symbolizes. There’s a bit in there about watching the solar eclipse a few weeks back as well!

And we discuss this article in the Forward: “When My Daughter’s Teacher Erased Her Judaism For A Class Project.” What do we do when our own children’s heritage isn’t the origin story of pride that others might have? How do we remain sensitive to students who come to the table with different backgrounds and different ways of embracing their own history?

As always — looking for your input! But also — looking for new guests to the show! Are you interested? Are you interesting? Do you know someone who is both? Please let us know: on our Facebook Page? On Twitter: @thatsmyhummus? And have you reviewed us on iTunes? You really should.

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[108] Charlottesville

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We talk about the frightening events that transpired this weekend in Charlottesville, VA. Sad story. Sad time for our nation.

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[107] Vacations, Oceans and Long Walks in the City

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We’re back after a long break! What prompted it this time? (Meaning — what’s our excuse this time?)

Well. Faiqa was travelling all around the world, having wonderful adventures in places where we couldn’t connect and do the podcast. But that’s okay. Because here we are…

We talk about Faiqa’s trip around the world on four continents and over three of the five oceans of the world! And we talk about some of the stuff Mike’s been doing as well — including his “Overnight” walk for Suicide Prevention Resources.

And we also have fun with Siri, asking it questions, demonstrating its shortcomings, and having it sing for us.

What are your thoughts on what we talked about? Tell us! Not only that, but tell us what you want us to talk about! Or who you want us to bring on as a guest! We’re standing by for your suggestions…

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[106] Power Trips / Random Quips

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We really would have brought you an episode at the beginning of last week. Honest. But the weather had other plans. Memphis was hit by a storm which knocked down power lines — leaving Faiqa with power for a week! Fortunately all is right with the electrical lines now, and we bring you this episode today.

And today we wax organically. Faiqa was a bit cut off from the world over the past week — an interesting experience in itself. We recap how we manage when power is out. We also talk about London, our president’s latest tweets and the two films which are currently taking America by storm — namely Wonder Woman and Boss Baby.

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[105] Dear “Dear White People” People…

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Yes. It’s been several weeks. We’ll get back on track soon. You trust us, right?

We both have watched the new Netflix series “Dear White People,” a 10-part sorta-comedy about students at the fictional Westminster College where, in 2017, the student body realizes that, even on a progressive campus as theirs, racism still exists. How do the characters interact? Does this show get white people defensive? In fact — what have some of the reactions been to the show itself?

We also talk about the different sub-groups within our own cultures and how they compare and contrast.

What do you think? Have you seen it yet? Have you commented? To us? On our Facebook Page? On Twitter: @thatsmyhummus? And have you reviewed us on iTunes?

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[104] “Look It Up Yourself.”

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We’re sort of all over the place during this one.

Aside from the friendly banter, we talk at first about the recent epidemic of bomb threats called into Jewish institutions — and the surprising suspect who was arrested. Mike talks about his kid’s personal experiences with one of these incidents last month.

And then we talk about another issues that has started to gain attention: should marginalized groups have the responsibility to educate privileged groups? We came at this with different points of view, but it took an interesting turn.

(This video gives an interesting take on it. Have a look:)

We’d love to hear about your experiences regarding self-education, marginalized groups, and privilege. Please let us know your thoughts on our Facebook Page or on Twitter: @thatsmyhummus. Also be sure to get on iTunes and rate and review us!

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And another heads up to Zencastr, a new recording platform we’ve started using which makes remote podcasting and post-producing much easier. Hopefully it sounds just as good (if not better!) Let us know!

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Oxygen Mask (Andy G. Cohen) / CC BY 4.0

[103] Death, Mourning, and … that’s pretty much it.

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Another episode! And it was recorded right as Faiqa and Mike were getting over nasty colds that make our voices sound all throaty and our throats sound all voicey. (No, I don’t know what that means either. But there’s a good deal of Sudafed in my system right now making me a bit loopy, so let’s just go with it.

Our condolences go to Faiqa’s father-in-law who passed away last week. Our thoughts are with her family. Faiqa opens up about the experience — explaining what happens when someone Muslim dies. And Mike recalls the passing of his mother years before, and how a Jewish family experiences the funeral and mourning periods. These are the types of things many people don’t learn about growing up in traditional households or educational institutions. So both of our discoveries and stories were quite powerful.

We’d love to hear about your experiences and traditions surrounding death and mourning. Please let us know your thoughts on our Facebook Page or on Twitter: @thatsmyhummus. Also be sure to get on iTunes and rate and review us!

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Oh — and a heads up to Zencastr, a new recording platform we’ve started using which makes remote podcasting and post-producing much easier. Hopefully it sounds just as good (if not better!)

Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Durood Shareef (Yusuf Islam)

[102] Interfaith Relationships: Not Really a Controversial Episode

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I really should write a script which says “Sorry for the delay in posting; ________ got in the way.” Because that’s what happened this time. This podcast was recorded on February 15 — the day after Valentine’s Day! The day after the day celebrating love (which technically is also a day to celebrate love. Like the other 363 days of the year. But anyway…)

So: We finally get around to talking about interfaith relationships and what our respective communities think about them. And why. Are attitudes changing? Are there certain challenges when a relationship or marriage crosses cultural or religious boundaries? We take a look at some of the relationships of those close to us and discuss.

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But enough about helping us: I mentioned a company which I decided to plug because they’re awesome and they’re going through a rough time: Blüprint Chocolatiers is a local business in Alexandria, VA which has absolutely delicious treats. They happen to, by no fault of their own, be in the spotlight as they now share a building with professional hater Rich@rd Spencer. And some people have gathered that there is a connection between the chocolate shop and the racist tenant (which there is not). So — they deserve a lot of love. (And they’re working on an efficient means for delivery!) Check them out…

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Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Invisible Light (Instrumental Version) (Josh Woodward) CC BY 3.0

[101] DON’T CALL IT A BAN!

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It’s been a while! We recorded this one on February 3 — after both of us were incapacitated due to bad colds. These things happen…

But when we recorded, we had been doing quite a few things. The “Muslim Ban” had been enacted by our President, and Mike went to Dulles Airport to protest and spread a message that immigrants and refugees are welcome here. Faiqa and her family marched in Memphis to the National Civil Rights Museum. And so much other stuff happened in the aftermath — like the Bowling Green Massacre (not real) and the kinship between protesters of different faiths and cultures. Like, for instance, here:

Photo Credit: Nuccio DiNuzzo, 2017
Photo Credit: Nuccio DiNuzzo, 2017

Mike mentions that he was a guest on ParshaCast, a video podcast which delves into the weekly Torah portion read that Shabbat. You can check out his episode here.

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Music Credits:

Title Theme (Intro and Outtro):    Perfect One (Man Bites Dog) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Interstitial Music:  Ebb and Flow (Fabian Measures) CC BY 4.0

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