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Dear Brown Parents with Humayun Khan Humayun Khan dives into the stories and journeys of South Asian artists, entrepreneurs and innovator

From communications pro to founding  MaharaLifestyle, a lifestyle brand, Sheba Zaidi  and her co-founder pivoted from ev...
08/03/2021

From communications pro to founding MaharaLifestyle, a lifestyle brand, Sheba Zaidi and her co-founder pivoted from events to creating featured by O, The Oprah Magazine, listen to her journey here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/sheba-zaidi

Co-Founder, Mahara Mindfulness

Executive, family man, and fitness trainer, Danish Lallany started offering virtual classes over zoom to help people stu...
21/02/2021

Executive, family man, and fitness trainer,
Danish Lallany started offering virtual classes over zoom to help people stuck at home during lockdown. To date, he's logged over 100+ workouts and counting. Listen to the full episode here:https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/danish-lallany

Founder, DND Academy & Fitness Trainer

From pursuing advocacy with purpose to being an award-winning poet,  Purvi Shah bridges the gap between using words to e...
19/02/2021

From pursuing advocacy with purpose to being an award-winning poet, Purvi Shah bridges the gap between using words to express the intangible while taking note of the resilience of the communities she serves. Listen here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/purvi-shah

Poet & Social Justice Activist

Politics is the seat of power and Zain Velji has a thing (or two) to say about it, especially when it comes to making it...
08/02/2021

Politics is the seat of power and Zain Velji has a thing (or two) to say about it, especially when it comes to making it more inclusive and diverse. In this episode, we get into galvanizing civic engagement from the ground up and a whole lot more: https://dearbrownparents.com/episode/zain-velji

Political Commentator & Campaign Strategist

From a mehndi business to painting murals and making music, Romana Kassam's art continues to evolve and lends a voice to...
31/01/2021

From a mehndi business to painting murals and making music, Romana Kassam's art continues to evolve and lends a voice to the issues and ideas around identity, belonging and healing. Listen to her episode here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/romana-kassam

Romana Kassam is known for exploring several mediums to express her journey as a woman of colour in Toronto. Her music specifically lends a voice to the issues and ideas around identity, belonging and

Sarah Ahmed co-founded  WellNest Psychotherapy Serviceswith the hopes of expanding access to therapy to underrepresented...
17/01/2021

Sarah Ahmed co-founded WellNest Psychotherapy Services
with the hopes of expanding access to therapy to underrepresented communities, she had no idea there'd be such an influx in demand. Listen here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/sarah-ahmed

Psychotherapist & Co-Founder, Wellnest

After climbing the corporate sales ladder, Ali Hanif decided to call it quits. Now with his own sales consultancy, he's ...
11/01/2021

After climbing the corporate sales ladder,
Ali Hanif decided to call it quits. Now with his own sales consultancy, he's helping companies like IBM, Panasonic, and Bluedot close deals on his own terms. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/al-hanif

Founder, Hanali

Imagine having gotten a taste of entrepreneurship by selling candy in gr 8 and then writing an ebook in gr. 9 that makes...
04/01/2021

Imagine having gotten a taste of entrepreneurship by selling candy in gr 8 and then writing an ebook in gr. 9 that makes you $45K+ in sales. The best part, Niti Sarran is just getting started. Listen here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/22-niti-sarran

Owner, NS Media

Uzair Khan was flung headfirst onto the campaign trail at the age of 28 and won a seat in 2014 at the National Assembly ...
14/12/2020

Uzair Khan was flung headfirst onto the campaign trail at the age of 28 and won a seat in 2014 at the National Assembly of Pakistan. In this episode, he shares what it was like both before and after winning a seat: https://soundcloud.com/dearbrownparents/uzair-khan

Uzair Khan is a Pakistani politician who is a former member of the National Assembly of Pakistan, from January 2014 to May 2018, representing the Pakistani Muslim League. He won his seat at the age o

Alishba Imran is a 17yo Machine Learning and Blockchain developer. She co-founded Voltx, where she's using ML software t...
06/12/2020

Alishba Imran is a 17yo Machine Learning and Blockchain developer. She co-founded Voltx, where she's using ML software to accelerate energy storage testing for R&D and production from months to days.

She is also concurrently working on developing a generative grasping convolutional neural network (GG-CNN) for high-precision use cases on Sophia the Robot at Hanson Robotics.

Listen to the full episode here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/alishba-imran

Co-Founder, Voltx

At the age of 15, Gavin travelled to L.A. to generate interest in his acting talents only to discover only 2/200 agencie...
29/11/2020

At the age of 15, Gavin travelled to L.A. to generate interest in his acting talents only to discover only 2/200 agencies at the time were looking at BIPOC casting tapes. Questioning his passion for films, he pivoted to business, only to jump back into making films and now juggles both worlds as a Creative Studio Lead and Indie film maker. Listen to the episode here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/gavin-seal

Visual Narrative Designer & Storyteller

Frustrated with being unable to keep up with Pakistan's news cycle while living abroad in the U.S., Anam Khan founded Th...
22/11/2020

Frustrated with being unable to keep up with Pakistan's news cycle while living abroad in the U.S., Anam Khan founded The NewsRun. It's a free daily email newsletter that helps readers digest the biggest stories from Pakistan in 5 minutes or less. Listen to the episode here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/anam-khan

Founder, The NewsRun

Tired of performing boring theatre,  Ravi Jain  decided to found Why Not Theatre where he's created over 30 collaboratio...
15/11/2020

Tired of performing boring theatre, Ravi Jain decided to found Why Not Theatre where he's created over 30 collaborations that've performed on 5 continents, including the smash hit A Brimful of Asha. Listen here: https://dearbrownparents.com/episode/ravi-jain

Founding Artistic Director, Why Not Theatre

What happened when Eman Shahab Bachani attempted to make the South Asian staple shoe or "jutti" more comfortable and wit...
08/11/2020

What happened when Eman Shahab Bachani attempted to make the South Asian staple shoe or "jutti" more comfortable and with contemporary designs? Meraki, that's what. Listen to how she did it and use "dearbrownparents" to get 15% off your own pair. https://soundcloud.com/dearbrownparents/eman-bachani

Eman Bachani is the Founder & CEO of Meraki Design House, an artisan-focused, quickly growing lifestyle brand handcrafting everyday footwear and accessories. Meraki pays tribute to the heritage of the

Tired of her corporate job, Alina Islam quit her job, aspired to be a health & wellness influencer before realizing that...
25/10/2020

Tired of her corporate job, Alina Islam quit her job, aspired to be a health & wellness influencer before realizing that her real strength lay in digital marketing. Today she runs her own digital agency. Listen to the full episode here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/alina-islam

Founder & CEO, Digitalina

11/10/2020
In this week's episode Arshad Khan takes us behind the scenes of his documentary feature "Abu" and what happens when we ...
11/10/2020

In this week's episode
Arshad Khan takes us behind the scenes of his documentary feature "Abu" and what happens when we share stories that are so authentic that they start embodying a universality that can't be ignored. Check it out here: https://www.dearbrownparents.com/episode/arshad-khan

Writer, Director, & Producer of Award-Winning Doc “Abu”

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