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I.A. Podcast

I.A. Podcast

By Israa A.
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What is code/digital poetry?
I'm no "professional" code poet (whatever that means), I am always still learning, but I thought to answer one of the most questions I have been asked regarding code/digital poetry.  Tiny Journalist - Poem m no "professional" code poet (whatever that means), I am always still learning, but I thought to answer questions that I have been asked regarding code/digital poetry. I speak about my experiences with computer programming languages and how I discovered code poetry. Described various types of code poets and creative ways of expression through the use of art and poetry. Being a code poet of color How to become a code poet Personal stories of dealing with negative energy when it comes to education and achieving skills later in life. I recommended reading The Freedom Writers Diary by Erin Gruwell Check out iapoetry.com/portfolio/ ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
01:11:32
April 21, 2022
(Still) Keep Eyes On Sudan ~ #SudanCoup
In this podcast episode, I talk about some updates about the recent coup that has happened in Sudan in 2021. Sudan updates: sudancoup.com  How to take action Sudanese Literature Archive - News Articles  I speak about my personal experiences about what it’s like being Sudanese-American living abroad during this Coup happening, especially during a pandemic. I’ve mentioned a little about the healthcare system in Sudan in general and during a Coup happening. Using technology as a form of raising awareness about injustice. The importance of self-care during a time of grief/injustice. Answering a question about local organizations. Maygoma Orphanage ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
01:16:31
February 10, 2022
The Importance of Accessibility (ft Rikki Poynter)
Happy International Day of Persons with Disabilities (#IDPD)!  In this podcast episode, I interview Rikki Poynter who is a public speaker, writer, content creator, and streamer. She is an advocate for accessibility for those with disabilities. She speaks about her deafness, body positivity, chronic pain, mental health, child abuse awareness, bisexuality, and so much more. She began her YouTube career in July 2010, eventually, she spoke about being deaf. She is known to be a strong advocate of providing proper closed captioning on YouTube. She formed the closed captioning campaign called #NoMoreCRAPtions to bring awareness about accessibility for the deaf community. http://www.rikkipoynter.com/ Poem: Strength by Jay Besemer Deaf American Poetry - An Anthology Recommended articles to read: - LINK - LINK ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
01:06:41
December 03, 2021
Keep Eyes On Sudan - #SudanCoup
In this podcast episode, I speak about the current military coup that has been happening in Sudan and still is going on to bring more awareness. Please check out the links below for up-to-date accurate information. Feel free to ask me any questions about this and on how to help. Take care!     SudanCoup.com Help End Gender-based Violence in Darfur Justice For Osman Sudanese Literature Archive  Sudanese Poetics Archive Donate: Stop Military Coup in Sudan Donate: Raising funds to honor the martyr Mohammed Abdulraheem The poem I read in this episode: "Home" by Sadig ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
30:35
November 07, 2021
“How do I become a poet?”
I have been getting this question a lot and thought to just speak about it on here. Also, to share how much poetry, writing, and reading (along with music) has impacted me personally. Happy writing!  Resources:  Submittable  Where to Submit - Entropy  Check out the digital Sudanese Poetics Archive.   ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
42:01
October 22, 2021
My Undergraduate Experience (and some rants)
In this podcast episode, I speak about my experiences throughout my academic years, mostly my undergraduate years. Also, I provide some advice to those attending undergrad, who plan to attend someday, or who are questioning attending.   ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
01:14:58
September 02, 2021
Sambuxa NYC - Chef Gladys Shahtou
Gladys Shahtou, also known as the Sudanese food ambassador, is the founder and chef of Sambuxa NYC. This is a food business located in New York City that serves sweet and savory Sudanese samosas, along with other tasty options. Gladys has been cooking since she was eight years old alongside her mother and grandmother. When she moved to America from Switzerland, she noticed the lack of representation in Sudanese cuisine, so she saw the opportunity to do something about this while incorporating her other passion in politics as well.  Check out her website and menu: WEBSITE: https://samosanyc.com/ MENU: https://samosanyc.com/menu-margot SHOP: https://sambuxanyc.myshopify.com/collections/frontpage https://www.etsy.com/shop/SAMBUXANYC BLOG FACEBOOK TWITTER INSTAGRAM YouTube ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
46:07
July 18, 2021
Justice For Sudan - Justice For Osman
In this episode, I speak with Mohamed Ahmed who is Osman Ahmed’s older brother. Osman, a British-Sudanese 18 year old, was murdered by the Sudanese army. We discuss the injustice happening in Sudan and ways to make a better change for the future of Sudan. Please check out the links below to learn more about what's happening and to bring awareness to others.    Petition: British gov: condemn the killing of 18 year old British medical student in Sudan Write to them INSTAGRAM @justiceforosman INSTAGRAM @wvymo  ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
30:37
July 06, 2021
Interview: Poet - Nihal Mubarak
Nihal Mubarak is a Sudanese-American poet, storyteller, and educator who obtained her MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. Currently, she teaches college level English and creative writing. Nihal’s writings include important themes, such as home-life, African diaspora, and social justice. Check out her poetry and fiction works in the Sudanese Poetics Archive, Arkana Magazine, Solidago, The Gordian Review, Copper Nickel, Mizna, and on her social media. Attend her upcoming class/workshop: “Writing Through Grief: Personal Essay Intensive - Remote!” (August 4 - 25, 2021) Sudanese Poetics Archive Arkana Magazine – Border Speak TWITTER - @nihal_mubarak INSTAGRAM - @nihal_writes ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
01:06:59
June 19, 2021
YouTube: I.A. Food Reviews
In this episode, I talk about my Youtube channel, how I started, and food justice. This is a little behind the scenes about my channel and some of my goals so far. INSTAGRAM: @iafoodreviewsofficial YouTube Channel: I.A. Food Reviews Subscribe - Like - Comment - Share ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
53:32
May 25, 2021
Sudan Art and Design Library ft Mohamed Elhassan & Heba Bella
The mission of the Sudan Art and Design Library is to provide free and open access to materials and services to people of different ages and backgrounds. .إن مهمة مكتبة السودان للفنون و التصميم هي توفير وصول مجاني و مفتوح لمواد و خدمات لأشخاص من أعمار و خلفيات مختلفة Check out our website for more information: sudanartanddesignlibrary.com VOLUNTEER WITH US! / !تطوع معنا DONATE / يتبرع Feel free to contact us at: contactus@sudanartanddesignlibrary.com ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
35:36
April 28, 2021
Digital Sudanese Poetics Archive ft Matthew Sage - Cached Media
Happy National Poetry Month!  In this episode, I introduce you all to Matthew Sage. He obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing-Poetry and a Master of Fine Arts in Writing. He’s done various creative works and currently runs an intermedia platform called Cached Media. He was my instructor at Northeastern Illinois University for the course Writing in CMT (WIP) then later my research mentor for the McNair Scholars Program, assisting in my research project called the digital Sudanese Poetics Archive (iapoetry.com).  www.iapoetry.com www.naswithnotepads.com Check out Matthew Sage's works: www.matthewjsage.com www.cached.media ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
01:46:56
April 14, 2021
Deaf History Month - Deaf Culture/Audism + Music
It's Deaf History Month so I thought to talk about types of deafness, deaf history, deaf culture, and audism in this episode to bring awareness. Also, to speak about my personal experiences as a black deaf/hearing impaired person in America and my experiences with listening and creating music. ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com ~ Support The Chicago Hearing Society: + Donate + Sign Language Classes at CHS ~ Check out my music: + Bandcamp + SoundCloud  ~ Deaf Communication by Innovation in Chicago (Matt Lieberman) ~ Archive about deaf black culture/history ~ Black "Deaf" History Month ~ Black Culture ASL ~ CONVO (Deaf-owned) ~ Some Deaf YouTubers Mentioned: + Sign Duo (Deaf Man Vs. Drive Thru) + Rikki Poynter + Jessica Kellgren-Fozard
01:41:46
April 07, 2021
Importance in Diversifying American Libraries ft Lesley Williams
Lesley Williams has worked as a Librarian for almost thirty years. She was known as the first full-time African-American Librarian at Evanston Public Library. In this episode, Lesley and I communicated about the importance of diversifying American Libraries when it comes to all diverse backgrounds in all communities, such as race, age, religion, disability, LGBTQ+, and many others.       ABOUT LESLEY / PRESENTATIONS  Jewish Voice for Peace at Chicago https://diversebooks.org/ ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
59:40
March 31, 2021
Anti-Blackness in The Arab Community + Colorism
In this episode, I speak about my own experiences and others on topics related to anti-blackness within the Arab community and colorism in society.   **Disclaimer: Yes not ALL Arabs and yes this sadly happens in ANY community/country.   INSTAGRAM  Essential Resources on Racism and Anti-Blackness in the Middle East and North Africa  ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
31:14
March 24, 2021
Sexual Harassment in Sudan ft. Reem Shawkat
Check out Reem's Instagram Volunteer for Project Taghyir  "A community for individuals who are no longer satisfied with accepting things as the way they are. We are challenging ideas, systems, and beliefs that are harmful in order to create space for positive and limitless individual, and community development in Sudan and its diaspora." - Reem Check out the #ItsNotOkay movement on Instagram and be a part of the movement.  ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
38:19
March 17, 2021
Interview: Poet - K. Eltinaé
Be on the lookout for his amazing poetry book “The Moral Judgment of Butterflies”  Check out his works on:  INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK https://iapoetry.com/poets/ ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
01:11:23
March 10, 2021
BLACK LIVES MATTER EVERYWHERE
Background about the Black Lives Matter Movement. Also, my background as a Sudanese-American about how it has impacted the Sudanese community and the rest of the world. Check out www.blacklivesmatter.com for more details. INSTAGRAM  ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
32:18
February 22, 2021
Introduction: Who the hell am I?
Introduction about who I am & what I am about. Be patient with me I’m still learning how to podcast. I started this podcast because I have a lot to say about a lot of things. Buckle up & listen in! INSTAGRAM ***If you are deaf/HOH and would like the transcript of this podcast episode and/or any other episode please contact me at israa_abbas@ymail.com
26:32
February 14, 2021
Welcome to I.A. Podcast!
Hello everyone! My name is Israa and welcome to my podcast. Whether you’re drinking some tea in the morning, going out for a run or driving your car listen into my shenanigans about food, poetry, Sudan, politics, music and who knows what else….I hope you get to know me more and also my amazing guests. Talk to y’all later byeee!
00:32
February 12, 2021