Episode 13: Where I’m From

Where are you from? No, where are you *really* from? It’s a question that many Black Americans don’t always want to or know how to answer. As Black History Month winds down, Makkah and Ikhlas speak with Kameelah Rashad and Bashirah Mack about why they decided to learn more about who they are and where they come from, and the emotional journeys that ensued.

Guests:
Bashirah Mack, @msbmack, social media coordinator for Sapelo Square.

Kameelah Rashad, @KameelahRashad, founder of the Muslim Wellness Foundation and the interfaith fellow for spirituality, wellness & social justice at the University of Pennsylvania.

Episode details:
(1:08) Ikhlas and Makkah talk about what Black History Month means to them, the sometimes painful task of uncovering family history and being inspired by those who do the work.
(13:47) Conversation with Bashirah Mack and Kameelah Rashad where they discuss everything from longing to know their history, to connecting the family tree and figuring out what to do with the information they collect.
(53:03) Bashirah reveals DNA Ancestry results and you’ll be surprised what she finds out.

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Intro and Outro Music:

RSPN by Blank and Kytt, CC-licensed: 

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blank__Kytt/Heavy_Crazy_Serious/Blank__Kytt_-_Heavy_Crazy_Serious_-_08_RSPN

Transition music
Emo Step Show by The Custodian of Records, CC-licensed:

http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Custodian_of_Records/She_Hate_Me/Emo_Step_Show

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