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Her American Story

American Women. American Stories. A monthly podcast where American immigrants, first and second generation American women share their stories.

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Rand's Story

Rand Diab, MD is a first generation Muslim Syrian American. Listen as she shares her American story about growing up, becoming an Ophthalmologist and raising her children in the States.


17 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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Dayna's Story

Jamaican American Dr. Dayna Smith shares with me her experience growing up in the States, tells me about her role model that helped her become a physician and her experience with racism.


12 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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Sonal's Story

Dr. Sonal Patel shares her incredible journey to the United States from India, (via Nigeria and Libya), arriving to the United States at 9 years old. She talks to me about what it was like growing up in Omaha Nebraska and how her extraordinary experiences have lead her to become the woman she is today.


19 Apr 2019

Rank #3

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Melissa's Story #2

Not suitable for children. Rerecorded episode with improved sound! Please take a listen! Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in sex addiction, sexual abuse trauma, and anxiety. She shares her experience growing up as a second generation American with Grandparents that survived the holocaust.


21 May 2019

Rank #4

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Preeti's Story

Preeti shares her experience of growing up as a first Generation Punjabi Indian American in Michigan and tells us about what led her to form ChaiConnect.


3 Dec 2018

Rank #5

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Lauren's Story

Lauren Espejo is a Filipino American graphic designer, blogger and podcast host based in New York City. She is the creator of the blog YLWRNGR and host of the You Had Me at YLW podcast.


28 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Definitions Mini Episode

A quick discussion about definitions


22 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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Qaali's Story

Qaali Hussein MD, Somali American, Trauma Surgeon and Mother of 6 shares her story of being the first female at her Medical School to establish a protocol for hijab in the Operating Room.


3 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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On this episode my Sister and I (who are first generation Pakistani Americans) talk about how we started celebrating Thanksgiving and how it evolved to be an important holiday for our family.


3 Dec 2018

Rank #9

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Rena's Story

Rena Malik MD is a first generation South Asian American Mom and Urologist. She shares with refreshing candor the challenges of being a young first generation American woman navigating romance while balancing cultural expectations.


4 Feb 2020

Rank #10