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This interview is with Shadia Igram, founder and executive director of Muslim Space in Austin, TX. Shadia speaks about how her experience growing up in a close and vibrant American Muslim community inspired her to create Muslim Space. She talks about…

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This interview is with Brahmacharini Shuchita Chaitanya, a monk in training at the Chinmaya Mission of Austin. Shuchita tells the story of how her questions about happiness, balance, and goodness led her toward the path to monkhood. She describes the…

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The interview is with Nabil Yazdani, a member of the Austin Baháʼí community’s Spiritual Assembly. Nabil talks about growing up in Suriname and his experience of moving to the United States for college, then settling in Austin. He discusses how…

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This interview is with Shadia Igram, founding member and executive director of Muslim Space in Austin, TX. Shadia speaks about the challenges and blessings of leadership and community engagement during the pandemic. She relates the unique…

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This interview is with Usama Malik, a Muslim Chaplain at Muslim Space in Austin, Texas. Usama shares the story of his upbringing in Round Rock, Texas, a community with few Muslims. He discusses the discrimination he faced growing up, and the ways he…

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This interview is with Rabbi-Cantor Marie Betcher, a female rabbi in Austin, Texas. Rabbi Betcher discusses her upbringing, growing up in Brooklyn, NY in an Italian family. She shares her multicultural background and the migration story of her…

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This interview is with Rhyma Castillo, a journalist whose work focuses on the systemic challenges that face underprivileged communities. Rhyma speaks about the path and social concerns that led her into the field of journalism and how she believes in…

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This interview is with Miguel Robles who grew up in California and moved to Houston, Texas at a young age. Miguel attended the University of Texas at Austin, studying communications and interned at the Institute for Diversity of Civic Life. After…

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This interview is with Itzel Garcia, an indigenous Mexican-American who works in cultural education. Having grown up as part of a migrant family living in The Valley, Itzel speaks about how police brutality, alienation from American culture, and the…

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This interview is with Shameem Azizad, a radiologist and a mother who lives in Austin, Texas. Shameem discusses navigating her faith from her childhood to adulthood and the potential challenges she sees her children face, her background as the child…
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