In episode 7 (final episode of Season 1) Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Pakistani/Balochi with Hanain Brohi. She is a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics at Newcastle University, her study explores sisterhood in Muslim women, and the discourses of Otherness in their everyday lived experiences, she is interested in the use of language as a reflection of socio-cognitive ideologies. The discussion surrounds her Balochi identity and how it is both forced into "Pakistan" but also excluded from it both ideologically and culturally. The conversation connects more broadly to all nation-state boundaries and aks how ethnicity, nationality etc are constructed and what their consequences are.
In episode 6 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Ethical/Unethical fashion with Mayisha Begum who is also known as @ohsoethical - she’s an advocate and activist for labour rights who studied labour, social movements and development at SOAS and works as a labour research assistant. The discussion looks into how "ethical" has increasingly become a marketing tool and whether material conditions of garment workers have changed despite the rise of 'ethical fashion' brands. More resources: http://ohsoethical.website/ .
In episode 5 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Black/White with Saffana Monajed, co-founder of Project Ribcage: http://projectribcage.com/ who works in the media researching ethnic minorities in the UK and focused especially on the census data to break it down.
In episode 4 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Healthy/Sick with Waithera Sebatindira, writer, educator, lawyer and feminist hero co-author of A FLY GIRL'S GUIDE TO UNIVERSITY: Being a woman of colour at Cambridge and other institutions of power and elitism: https://vervepoetrypress.com/product/fly-girls-guide-to-university/.
In episode 3 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Moderate/Extremist with Nisha Kapoor. Nisha is Assistant Professor in Sociology at Warwick and author of, Deport, Deprive, Extradite: 21st Century State Extremism (Verso 2018). Purchase here: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2551-deport-deprive-extradite
In episode 2 Suhaiymah discusses the binary of Illegal/Legal Migrants with Helen Brewer. Helen is a member of the "Stansted 15" who were a group of non-violent human rights activists who took action to stop a deportation flight leaving from Stansted Airport, UK on 28 March 2018. The discussion looks into how "legal" and "illegal" are constructed and what happens when we think beyond that binary.
In episode 1 Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan discusses the binary of Innocence/Guilt with Daria Reaven. Daria is a Criminal Defense Investigator, prison abolitionist and PhD Candidate at New York University. The discussion looks into how "crime" is constructed as a category, how "innocence" is applied disproportionately to certain bodies, and what the function of believing in a direct opposing dichotomy that all people fit into is. What happens when we think beyond innocence vs guilt?