A Muslim in America

After talking with Irene Ameena I learned more about her religion, childhood, and what it’s like being a Muslim in America.

Dr. Ahmed Ali & Angela Marith

Dr. Ali talks about the health disparities in the Somali community in King County, WA. Many factors the play into the disparities include language, cultural and religious (Muslim) bias and barriers. Some ways we might be able to close the...

Interviewing my friend about how it is being Muslim in the US

My interview is about my friends life as a Muslim in the US. I asked about how it was when he moved and how adapted plus more.

A Conversion with an Iranian- American LGBTQ Couple: Danny and Ardalan

An insight into the life of an Iranian-American LGBTQ couple. Life in Germany versus the US as Iranian LGBTQ’s. Danny and Ardalan’s historical family business and their work running one of the first Iranian LGBTQ nonprofit organizations.

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Anthony McDuffie and Jesse Maroney

Anthony "Bomani" McDuffie (34) shares with his friend Jesse Maroney (37) about his life growing up in South Los Angeles, the impact of the loss of his father, and how hyper-policing and trauma from his childhood lent itself to his...

The Necessary Transitions

On November 24th, 2017, in Sherman Oaks, California, fourteen year old Gehna Chugani interviewed her grandmother, Chitra Chugani about her close knit family, her childhood, and her move from Pakistan to India to the U.S.A. The happy memories from when...

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Bonnie Wahiba and Trish Davis

One Small Step conversation partners Bonnie Wahiba (67) and Trish Davis (64) talk about their views on big issues like abortion, death penalty and Donald Trump. Trish recently changed her political party. Bonnie shares a story about being disowned by...

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Masroor Malik and Kimberly Hornikel

One Small Step Conversation partners Masroor Malik (50) and Kimberly Hornikel (53) talk about their different cultures, especially when it comes to faith.

Coming to America

In this interview conducted in November 2021 in Skokie, Illinois, Amina Khalid (14) interviews her grandfather Syed Matloob Zaidi (74). He shares his happiest and saddest moments in his life as well as living with 9 siblings. Mr. Zaidi also...

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Jesse Maroney and Amin Eshaiker

Jesse Maroney (37) talks with his friend and colleague at LinkOutside, Amin Eshaiker (37) about some of the biggest influences in his life growing up as a biracial child in Connecticut and spending time with his father's family in North...

Vittoria and Kahder 12-8-23

Vittoria (21) interviews Kahder (26), a straight young man who grew up Muslim. He discusses some of his hardships, values, beliefs and experiences whilst practicing Islam. He also dives into what it was like to leave his home due to...

Brady and Aymin

Brady (20) interview Aymin (19) who is African Indian Muslim and we talked about religion and life experiences

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Tarik Mahdi and Yusuf Al-Rahman

Tarik Mahdi (36) and friend Yusuf Al-Rahman (41) exchange stories about the micro-aggressions they dealt with as Black Muslim men and experiences where they challenged the ignorance around them.

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Zachary Markwith and Maha Elgenaidi

Colleagues Zachary Markwith (43) and Maha Elgenaidi [no age given] discuss their conversion to Islam, their experiences following 9/11, and the interconnectedness of different religious communities.

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Sylvia Chan-Malik and Badi Malik

Spouses Sylvia Chan-Malik (46) and Badi Malik (51) talk about the garden they have created together in their backyard and how it has served them during the pandemic. The two reflect on their upbringings coming from different racial and ethnic...

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Hazel Gomez and Mark Crain

Mark Crain (33) interviews his wife, Hazel Gomez (36), about her upbringing in Chicago, her view on motherhood, and her work as a faith leader.

Blair Imani & Blaire Washington

Blaire Washington (16) interviews Blair Imani (26), a historian, educator, author, and influencer, about her life as a black queer Muslim woman. They talk about why Blair decided to educate people and what she educates them about, her struggles and...

The Art of Listening

This interview took place on November 27th, 2021 in Egg Harbor Township NJ. The interviewer, Makaiya Robinson, talked to her great uncle, Kelly Robinson. He talks about family, work, and listening to others.