On this episode, we explore the concept of emotional labour and how it applies to everyday life and relationships. We start off with a group discussion reflecting on why emotional labour is relevant to us personally. Then we hear an interview with Ubah Mohamoud about why she began hosting healing circles for black Muslim women and the emotional toll of dealing with violent Islamophobia and racism in the media and in Canadian society.
On this episode, we hear from a roundtable of young Muslim women who discuss Canada’s recent “niqab debate” and what it’s like to be a Muslim living in Canada. After, we learn some facts about Fatima al Fihri, the Muslim woman who founded the University of Al Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morroco, the oldest university institution in the world.