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If you're generally confused about where you belong, you may have just stumbled into the right place! ⁠The inbetweenish is exactly what it sounds like:⁠ ⁠it's about the space in-between,⁠ where it's neither here nor there, ⁠where you don't fit neatly into a box.⁠ Through open conversations with people from all walks of life, we will share personal stories about growing up in numerous countries, amongst different faiths, speaking multiple languages, and integrating into new and diverse cultures. Join me, your host, Beatriz Nour, as I navigate the delicate dynamics of growing up inbetweenish.

Location:

United Arab Emirates

Description:

If you're generally confused about where you belong, you may have just stumbled into the right place! ⁠The inbetweenish is exactly what it sounds like:⁠ ⁠it's about the space in-between,⁠ where it's neither here nor there, ⁠where you don't fit neatly into a box.⁠ Through open conversations with people from all walks of life, we will share personal stories about growing up in numerous countries, amongst different faiths, speaking multiple languages, and integrating into new and diverse cultures. Join me, your host, Beatriz Nour, as I navigate the delicate dynamics of growing up inbetweenish.

Language:

English


Episodes

can we talk about taboos? — with Amuna

4/2/2024
Can we talk about taboos? In this second episode with Amuna Wagner we explore taboos and the importance of processing them. She also shares her views on the nuance between religion and faith, this is particularily interesting given her life experience with a family that touches three major religions. Lastly we also focus on her experience growing up as an interracial child. In the last episode, Amuna reflected on her crisis of purpose as she walked us down her fascinating family history: from the Holocaust, to refugee camps, and eventually to rebuilding of life as a marginalized community. Make sure you tune into episode 1! Episode mentions Instagramwebsite KandakaMotherhood as SisterhoodArchiving the Women Who Made Me PossibleHigh Priestess in Low Tides— ✳ Leave a Review or Rate the show on Apple or Spotify. It means a lot! ✳ Sign-up to The QUEST. Newsletter to explore the crossroads of multiple belongings. — Original music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry. The inbetweenish pod is created and hosted by Beatriz Nour. — Curious to learn more about the in-betweenish? Visit our website: www.inbetweenish.net Behind-the-scenes is on our Instagram: @inbetweenish.pod Have an idea? Contact Us or send an email to beatriz@inbetweenish.net

Duration:01:01:12

how has your family's past influenced your identity? — with Amuna pt.1

3/19/2024
How has your family's past influenced your identity? In this first episode, Amuna Wagner reflects on her crisis of purpose and wonders out loud if she has a responsibility towards her identity. She walks us down her family history from her grandparents to her parents, from the Holocaust, to escapes, to refugee camps, and eventually to rebuilding of life as a marginalized community. Amuna’s background touches the three Abrahamic religions - Christianity, Judaism, and Islam - which adds another layer of complexity to her multicultural identity. In the next episode, we will explore Amuna’s cultural influences, her experience as an interracial child, and her queerness. You don’t want to miss this thoughtful episode where we will discuss taboos and distinguish between religion and faith. Coming out April 2nd! Episode mentions Amuna’s website KandakaMotherhood as SisterhoodArchiving the Women Who Made Me PossibleHigh Priestess in Low Tides— ✳ Leave a Review or Rate the show on Apple or Spotify. It means a lot! ✳ Sign-up to The QUEST. Newsletter to explore the crossroads of multiple belongings. — Original music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry. The inbetweenish pod is created and hosted by Beatriz Nour. — Curious to learn more about the in-betweenish? Visit our website: www.inbetweenish.net Behind-the-scenes is on our Instagram: @inbetweenish.pod Have an idea? Contact Us or send an email to beatriz@inbetweenish.net

Duration:00:50:46

what if you don’t fit the stereotype? — with Sadia

3/5/2024
What if you don’t fit the stereotype? In this episode, Sadia Azmat, a published author, podcast host and a stand-up comedian, brings a unique perspective to the discussion on cultural identity. Sadia is born in Britain to Indian parents and she is also a practicing Muslim, however, she does not quite fit the perception people tend to have of her. She shares her journey with embracing her hijab and how it became complicated due to media narratives and misconceptions surrounding it. Sadia also touches on her experiences dealing with cultural expectations, relationships, and finding peace within herself. Episode mentions Sex BombNo Country for Young WomanFind out more about Sadia Azmat through her website— ✳ Leave a Review or Rate the show on Apple or Spotify. It means a lot! ✳ Sign-up to The QUEST. Newsletter to explore the crossroads of multiple belongings. — Original music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry. The inbetweenish pod is created and hosted by Beatriz Nour. — Curious to learn more about the in-betweenish? Visit our website: www.inbetweenish.net Behind-the-scenes is on our Instagram: @inbetweenish.pod Have an idea? Contact Us or send an email to beatriz@inbetweenish.net

Duration:00:51:54

on Palestine pt.3 — a way forward

1/22/2024
Part 3 of the ‘on Palestine’ series: Have you ever asked a Palestinian how they see a way forward? Or what is different about this generation of Palestinians? In this episode we dive into all that through the voices of our three Palestinian guests: Zeena, Faissal, and Nour. On Palestine is a three-part-series on the inbetweenish pod that focuses on the Palestinian identity, the struggle for liberation, and a way forward. Palestinians have often been misrepresented by the media, so in this mini-series you will be hearing from 3 Palestinians that come from different backgrounds: → Zeena, Palestinian diaspora who was raised in the Arab world → Faissal, Palestinian diaspora who was raised in the Western world → Nour, Palestinian who was born and raised in Palestine Discover Palestine through it’s voices: Jewish settlers stole my house. It’s not my fault they’re JewishThe Right to Speak for OurselvesReflections on the 75th Anniversary of a Nakba That Never EndedThe Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017reliable resources covering the on-going genocide in Gaza, Palestine: Gazan, Palestinian, Jewish & Israeli voicesMusic for the On Palestine series comes from traditional Palestinian folkloric music found in this compilation here. — Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed belong to the respective guests of the show and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the inbetweenish pod and team. — We'll be back soon with Season 2 of the inbetweenish pod. Stay tuned! — ✳ Leave a Review or Rate the show on Apple or Spotify. It means a lot! ✳ Sign-up to The QUEST. Newsletter to explore the crossroads of multiple belongings. — Original music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry. The inbetweenish pod is created and hosted by Beatriz Nour. — Curious to learn more about the in-betweenish? Visit our website: www.inbetweenish.net Behind-the-scenes is on our Instagram: @inbetweenish.pod Have an idea? Contact Us or send an email to beatriz@inbetweenish.net

Duration:00:54:34

on Palestine pt.2 — struggle for liberation

1/15/2024
Part 2 of the ‘on Palestine’ series: The Palestinian struggle for liberation is portrayed widely differently depending on who you ask, but have you ever asked Palestinians how they see and understand their own struggle for liberation? On Palestine is a three-part-series on the inbetweenish pod that focuses on the Palestinian identity, the struggle for liberation, and a way forward. Palestinians have often been misrepresented by the media, so in this mini-series you will be hearing from 3 Palestinians that come from different backgrounds: → Zeena, Palestinian diaspora who was raised in the Arab world → Faissal, Palestinian diaspora who was raised in the Western world → Nour, Palestinian who was born and raised in Palestine Discover Palestine through it’s authors, artists, and poets: Ghassan KanafaniGhassan KanafaniNaji al-AliNaji al-AliMohamed al-Durrah Music for the On Palestine series comes from traditional Palestinian folkloric music found in this compilation here. — Join us next Tuesday for Part 3 of the On Palestine series, this time we will be covering: a way forward, with vulnerability and honesty. — Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed belong to the respective guests of the show and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the inbetweenish pod. — ✳ Leave a Review or Rate the show on Apple or Spotify. It means a lot! ✳ Sign-up to The QUEST. Newsletter to explore the crossroads of multiple belongings. — Original music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry. The inbetweenish pod is created and hosted by Beatriz Nour. — Curious to learn more about the in-betweenish? Visit our website: www.inbetweenish.net Behind-the-scenes is on our Instagram: @inbetweenish.pod Have an idea? Contact Us or send an email to beatriz@inbetweenish.net

Duration:00:59:03

on Palestine pt.1 — identity and culture

1/9/2024
Part 1 of the ‘on Palestine’ series: In your lifetime and exposure, how have you understood Palestinian culture and it’s people? On Palestine is a three-part series on the inbetweenish pod that focuses on the Palestinian identity, the struggle for liberation, and a way forward. Palestinians have often been misrepresented by the media, so in this series you will be hearing from 3 Palestinians that come from different backgrounds: → Zeena, Palestinian diaspora who was raised in the Arab world → Faissal, Palestinian diaspora who was raised in the Western world → Nour, Palestinian who was born and raised in Palestine Discover Palestine through it's art and recommendations shared by On Palestine guests: Music for the On Palestine series comes from traditional Palestinian folkloric music found in this compilation here. — Join us next Tuesday for Part 2 of the On Palestine series, this time we will be covering the struggle for liberation. — Disclaimer: The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed belong to the respective guests of the show and do not represent the views, thoughts, and opinions of the inbetweenish pod. — ✳ Leave a Review or Rate the show on Apple or Spotify. It means a lot! ✳ Sign-up to The QUEST. Newsletter to explore the crossroads of multiple belongings. — Original music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry. The inbetweenish pod is created and hosted by Beatriz Nour. — Curious to learn more about the in-betweenish? Visit our website: www.inbetweenish.net Behind-the-scenes is on our Instagram: @inbetweenish.pod Have an idea? Contact Us or send an email to beatriz@inbetweenish.net

Duration:00:50:12

reflections on: how does your identity change over time?

10/3/2023
In this season's first minisode, we’re getting personal as I’m sharing a valuable lesson from Vovó (grandma in portuguese). Navigating a complex and ever-evolving identity can be confusing, to say the least, but today we breakdown why it’s normal. Confusion about your identity is a common human experience. We dive into how many identities we have accumulated and gathered through our lifetime. This is universal; you don’t have to be inbetweenish to be confused about who you are, but it definitely adds another layer of complexity. I hope this resonates, and I hope you can relate. And most of all, I hope you realize, you are not alone. We're all on our own journey of self-discovery. Episode mentions Finding Home WithinStutz Netflix documentary— ✳ Leave a Review or Rate the show on Apple, Spotify, or Our Website. It means a lot! ✳ Sign-up to The QUEST. Newsletter to explore the crossroads of multiple belongings. — The inbetweenish pod is created and hosted by Beatriz Nour Behind-the-scenes magic is thanks to Habiba Al Roubi Original music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry — Curious to learn more about the in-betweenish? Visit our website: www.inbetweenish.net Behind-the-scenes is on our Instagram: @inbetweenish.pod Have an idea? Contact Us or send an email to beatriz@inbetweenish.net

Duration:00:16:14

roots, home, belonging: can we have it all? — inbetweenish S2 trailer

9/19/2023
The inbetweenish is back for Season 2: First episode launches Tuesday, October 3rd. Get ready to embark on a captivating journey exploring the fundamental concepts of roots, home, and belonging all while embracing the beauty of being different. This season we travel through the bridges we’ve built across cultures — understanding the decisions that shaped us, remembering the homes we had to leave behind, and celebrating the immense power in the freedom to choose your own future. Join us every other Tuesday for different shades of stories of belonging. I hope you hear echoes of your story reflected back at you. So grab your headphones and let's dive into that inbetweenish life! Thank you to everyone who made this season possible: guests, collaborators, friends and my partner in life. I appreciate all of you! x ✳ Leave a Review or Rate the show on Apple, Spotify, or Our Website. It means a lot! ✳ Sign-up to The QUEST. Newsletter to explore the crossroads of multiple belongings. — The inbetweenish pod is created and hosted by Beatriz Nour Behind-the-scenes magic is thanks to Habiba Al Roubi Original music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry — Curious to learn more about the in-betweenish? Visit our website: www.inbetweenish.net Behind-the-scenes is on our Instagram: @inbetweenish.pod Have an idea? Contact Us or send an email to beatriz@inbetweenish.net

Duration:00:01:27

🌐 we are not alone

8/29/2023
We're wrapping up an incredible season of inbetweenish pod! From vulnerability to raw reflections, these stories of belonging have been quite the journey. In this episode, I take you behind the scenes of the season, sharing highlights, learnings, and even some embarrassing bloopers. Oh and guess what? Season 2 is on its way! So, stay tuned for more heart to hearts, explorations of identity, belonging, and culture. Thank you for following along and thank you for being a part of the inbetweenish family! Please help spread the word, leave a review, and sign up for the QUEST newsletter to stay connected. Review or Rate the show on Apple, Spotify, or Our Website. Sign up to The QUEST. Newsletter. — Curious about the in-betweenish pod Website | Instagram | Contact The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:13:23

🕊️ bonus: let’s talk about refugees — with Baharak

6/20/2023
Refugee, asylum seeker, internally displaced person, migrant, immigration—the news is abuzz with some of these terms. But do you truly grasp the differences between them? Join Baharak Bashmani and me as we fearlessly delve into this complex topic, breaking it down into simple terms. With Baharak's unique perspective as a former refugee, having experienced the entire journey from displacement to resettlement, and her work with the UNHCR assisting fellow refugees, she offers valuable insights. In this thought-provoking episode, we explore: Our motto: No question is taboo, all questions are welcome. Episode Mentions UNHCR Hope Away From HomeAiming Higher campaignglobal art contestsupport refugeesrefugees feel welcomeThe 1951 Refugee ConventionUniversal Declaration of Humans RightHope Away From HomeWorld Refugee DayRooted in B🌳Notions of HomeMo- More about: Baharak Bashmani (aka B) Instagram | Blog - Curious about the in-betweenish pod Chat with Beatriz on Instagram Behind the Scenes on TikTok Anything else? Contact Us Here The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:58:45

💭 reflections on: what happens when you belong to different cultures

3/2/2023
What happens when you're inbetweenish? It's both a curse and a blessing as there are many internal and external battles that you face when you have multiple belongings. In this episode we try to unpack some of the common experiences— the good and the bad that comes with being inbetweenish. PS. Bob the cat makes an appearance 🐈 💭 reflections on: what is culture Tune into this minisode to understand the many complex layers of culture using the iceberg analogy. This goes in depth into explaining and providing examples for the many visible and invisible layers of culture. 💭 reflections on: Third Culture Kids and Cross-Cultural Kids explained Listen to this minisode, especially if you’re not familiar with the terms TCK and CCK. It sheds light on the many different ways someone can exist, experience, and belong across different cultures. — Newsletter Alert: The QUEST. Newsletter 👉 Click on this Link to Subscribe Basically I set out a QUEST and you have a month to nerd out on it, before you get the next one in your inbox! This is what you can expect: QUESTOr visit our website, and sign up with your email under the Newsletter tab! Tell a friend, to tell a friend! 🚀 — Curious about the in-betweenish? Chat with Beatriz on Instagram Behind the Scenes on TikTok Anything else? Contact Us Here The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:24:12

🎹 SideTalk 2: changing worlds with Axel

2/7/2023
How do you understand time? Is it linear? Do things progress with time? Or do they regress? Axel’s Two-Part Interview 🎹 it is not with bones and skin, it’s all with feeling — with Axel [Part I] 🎹 a man is synonymous with describing a soldier — with Axel [Part 2]More about: Axel Kacoutié Website | Instagram | Twitter — Newsletter Alert: The QUEST. Newsletter 👉 Click here to Subscribe Basically I set out a QUEST and you have a month to nerd out on it, before you get the next one in your inbox! This is what you can expect: QUESTOr visit our website, and sign up with your email under the Newsletter tab! Tell a friend, to tell a friend! 🚀 — In these 'SideTalk' episodes of the in-betweenish pod, I’ll be selecting side conversations extracted from recording sessions with our guests. — Curious about the in-betweenish pod Chat with Beatriz on Instagram Behind the Scenes on TikTok Anything else? Contact Us Here The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:09:18

💭 reflections on: what is culture

2/1/2023
We talk a lot about culture around here, so I thought it was about time we actually break it down — what is culture? On some level, we all know what it is, but it helps to understand the nuances of the word and for this explanation I’m going with the iceberg analogy to illustrate the visible and invisible layers of culture. Newsletter Alert: The QUEST. Newsletter 👉 Click on this Link to Subscribe Basically I set out a QUEST and you have a month to nerd out on it, before you get the next one in your inbox! This is what you can expect: QUESTOr visit our website, and sign up with your email under the Newsletter tab! Tell a friend, to tell a friend! 🚀 — Curious about the in-betweenish? Chat with Beatriz on Instagram Behind the Scenes on TikTok Anything else? Contact Us Here The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:18:53

🌳 notions of home — with Baharak

11/15/2022
Have you ever asked yourself what ‘home’ means to you? And did you ever stop to wonder how the words we use matter? From a young age, Baharak Bashmani, has had to navigate many worlds, each time moving for different reasons: from fleeing her 'home' country, to being resettled by the UNHCR, and later moving by choice. Every move comes with its own trials and tribulations, but ultimately her determination carries her through. As she makes her way through 7 countries, she reflects on her experiences and asks: What is 'home'? And where are my roots? Tune in for an honest conversation as Baharak reveals her notions of 'home', the nuances between fitting in and belonging, and as she reflects on her roots and nomadic lifestyle. Episode Mentions Rooted in BArticle Baharak wrote for the UNHCR on #WhatHomeMeans Zan, Zendegi, Azadi (Woman, Life, Freedom) UNHCR — The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees The Body Keeps the Score - More about: Baharak Bashmani (aka B) Instagram | Blog - Curious about the in-betweenish pod Chat with Beatriz on Instagram Behind the Scenes on TikTok Anything else? Contact Us Here The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:58:57

🌶️ SideTalk 1: faith, rituals, and grieving with Aakshi

10/18/2022
Have you ever stopped to wonder what rituals you practice from your inherited faith? Are they religious rituals? Or are they cultural rituals? Episode 9, Season 1 with Aakshi Singha 🌶️ the diversity that brings us together — with Aakshi More about: Aakshi Singha Instagram | Twitter - In these 'SideTalk' episodes of the in-betweenish pod, I’ll be selecting side conversations extracted from recording sessions with our guests. Each SideTalk will tackle a specific subject. - Curious about the in-betweenish pod Chat with Beatriz on Instagram Behind the Scenes on TikTok Anything else? Contact Us Here The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:11:24

🌶️ the diversity that brings us together — with Aakshi

10/12/2022
What is the strongest tie you have to your home country? How does your schooling inform your own identity? On this episode, I chat with Aakshi Sinha about her upbringing, growing up all over India, and then going away for college at Minerva University. Aakshi bravely shares stories from her boarding school days, from complicated hierarchal relationships, to coping mechanisms through music and community building. Together we explore subjects of mental health, seeking therapy, discovering one’s sexual identity and the importance of representation. One topic we keep circling back to is Partition and Independence, and Aakshi asks a very important question: how much of history is actually felt in the present? Episode Mentions On ChildrenThe Prophet1947 Partition ArchiveGaysi - More about: Aakshi Singha Instagram | Twitter - Curious about the in-betweenish pod Chat with Beatriz on Instagram Behind the Scenes on TikTok Anything else? Contact Us Here The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:01:05:17

💭 reflections on: Third Culture Kids and Cross-Cultural Kids explained

9/6/2022
In this minisode we’re going back to the origin story of in-betweenish, explaining why and how it came to be. It all started with a few simple questions about a decade ago: Where is home? What is a home? This lead me on a journey to discover the term Third Culture Kid (TCK). Researchers John and Ruth Useem, an American sociologist and anthropologist couple, first coined the term Third Culture Kids when they were living abroad in India with their family. According to Dr. Ruth Useem, being a Third Culture Kid explained “Children who accompany their parents into another culture [usually for a parent’s career choice.]” Sometimes the term Adult Third Culture Kid, ATCK, is used to describe adults who had a TCK upbringing. Simple formula used to understand Third Culture Kids: A [parents’ culture] + B [host country/countries culture(s)] = C [your own third culture] Years later, when doing research for the inception of the in-betweenish pod, I came across the more inclusive term Cross-Cultural Kids (CCK). This new model was researched and developed by Ruth E. Van Reken and encompasses more diverse experiences of people who exist across different cultures for any reason. In her research, Van Reken outlines 7 Cross-Cultural Kid categories and they are: If you recognize yourself in this CCK upbringing and you want to share your story, reach out to me directly. I’d love to hear from you! You can reach me through our website or send me a message through our Instagram. ✏️ TCK and CCK Resources: Learn More Here Mo Cross Cultural Kids Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures In-Between Letters Never Sent: A Global Nomad’s Journey from Hurt to Healing The Danger of a Single Story ** If you decide to purchase the books through the links above, the show may receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you. ____________________ Curious about the in-betweenish pod Website | Instagram | TikTok | Contact The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:22:05

💭 reflections on: identity crisis

6/23/2022
Identity Crisis is a term that gets thrown around quite a bit nowadays. In this minisode, I attempt to understand, from a psychological perspective, what an identity crisis really is. In doing so, we also explore what identity is comprised of: experiences, relationships, beliefs, values and memories. Information shared in this minisode is based on the work and theories of Erik Erikson and James Marcia. PS. Read along this article if you want to understand how identity develops! Erik Erikson’s 8 Stages of Psychosocial Development ____________________ Curious about the in-betweenish pod Website | Instagram | Contact The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:10:08

🍋 we never really discussed it — with Nora

6/7/2022
Have you ever tried to fit in so badly you changed your appearance? Were you aware of the subconscious reasons that may have lead to this decision? Nora S. is a close friend and in this episode we dive deep into her roots and unveil a story of layered identity crisis. At a young age, Nora was adopted, then she spent her life growing up in various places, as a Third Culture Kid. On this episode you hear her navigate the delicate dynamics of being from a certain place, but always standing out: from negative stereotypes perpetrated against Asian women, to strangers questioning her belonging, tune in for a vulnerable, honest, and courageous conversation on this week’s episode of the in-betweenish pod. Content Warning: There is mention of depression in this episode, so please listen with caution. If you would like to avoid this section altogether please skip from minutes 44:30 to 45:15. Episode Mentions What’s Wrong with Asking “Where are you from?” The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy ____________________ Curious about the in-betweenish pod Website | Instagram | Contact The in-betweenish pod is produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:59:03

💭 reflections on: old friends

3/17/2022
Old friends are often times a gateway to our past selves. Who we were as teenagers is not gone but only built upon. Today, I encourage you to reach out to an old friend from your teenage years, even if you’re no longer very close. They still know a past version of yourself that may be buried under layers of adulthood. PS. If you do reach out to an old friend and want to share your story with me, I’d love to hear from you. 🎙️ And you can actually send me a voice message through our website! Looking forward to connecting with more of you soon. ____________________ Curious about the in-betweenish pod, find us here: Website | Instagram | Contact The in-betweenish pod is hosted and produced by Beatriz Nour Music is composed and produced by Malik Elmessiry

Duration:00:04:15