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  • A Black woman lying down on a bed, with an Afro filled with planets and stars
    Charnel Hunter
    Anita doesn't slow down...until her body demands it. That's thanks in part to a culture that values productivity, making true rest a challenge for many, especially people from marginalized backgrounds. For black folks in particular, sleep deprivation has roots in slavery and racial oppression — which makes rest a form of resistance. Hear from people who are reclaiming their right to rest and pushing back against hustle culture through art, therapy and activism.
  • Nida Allam and Lela Ali are two trailblazing Muslim women in politics. Allam is the first Muslim woman elected to office in North Carolina as Durham County Commissioner, and she recently announced her bid for Congress (no big deal). Ali is Policy and Program Director at Muslim Women For, nurturing vibrant Muslim communities through grassroots organizing. In this episode, the first of a two-part conversation, Yasmin asks both guests about their motivations for entering politics and the challenges they face, including Islamophobia.


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A Black man lies on the couch asleep, a book resting on his chest.
Igor Vetushko
There are a lot of cultural forces that tell us to ‘go, go go’ — even when our minds and bodies are telling us to slow down. In many ways, heeding these messages can be an act of resistance.
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