The Inner Dialogue

The Inner Dialogue

By TheID_creators
As an international queer engineering student in Canada, there is a lot that my circumstances have made me learn. In this podcast, I discuss tips and trick

Examples of topics I will be covering:
* Surviving university
* Sexuality and gender
* Being an international student
* Productivity
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S02E08: Why representation is important
Sex Education on Netflix just released their Season 2. In S02E04, they showed a character who was asexual (ace) and it was very well done. In this episode I talk about why representation is important. Representation makes us feel like we belong and it is important that whatever we create we put our true selves in it. 
09:28
January 20, 2020
S02E07: How to deal with stress?
In this episode I talk about the step-by-step process of dealing with stress. This process has definitely helped me in dealing with academic, existential and financial stress. Following the steps mentioned in this episode will help you deal with stress better. If you would like to contact me, you may do so through the following channels: * innerdialoguepod@gmail.com * Twitter: @InnerCreators
19:54
January 13, 2020
S02E06: Preparing for exams
Good luck on a new semester! I am creating an exam prep episode way in advance so that all of you have enough time to consume it. In this episode I discuss how I start preparing for exams and also what other aspects do I monitor to ensure I have a better exam season.  Good luck on a new semester and remember to stay healthy and ask for help if you need it.
09:18
January 6, 2020
S02E05: Asking Questions in Lectures
To ask or not to ask, that is the question. Asking questions during lectures is hard and honestly, it is not the only way to get your doubts resolved. Is it the best way? Yes. But as as long as you put in effort to get your doubts resolved somehow you will be fine. In this episode I talk about how I got over my fear of asking questions in lectures. And if that is not a method for you, what are teh alternatives? I mentioned Thomas Frank in this episode. So, here is a link to his youtube channel where he makes amazingly helpful videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/electrickeye91 He also has an amzing website. This is a link to this list of essential books that I found very helpful: https://collegeinfogeek.com/essential-books-for-students/
12:36
November 2, 2019
S02E04: Asexuality and my journey
Asexuality: Lack of sexual attraction to others, or low or absent interest in or desire for sexual activity It is the second-last day of #AsexualAwarenessWeek. I have wanted to make this episode since we started this podcast. There is no better time to share my journey than this week. Following are a few linkes that I found super useful: 1. https://www.reddit.com/r/asexuality 2. http://asexulaity.org/ Feel free to ask me or all the people you find in this community any respectful and well-intentioned questions. Previous episode: https://anchor.fm/inner-dialogue/episodes/S02E03-What-I-thought-about-queer-identities-while-growing-up-in-India-e7sdvr
18:44
October 25, 2019
S02E03: What I thought about queer identities while growing up in India
This was a hard episode to record. In this episode I discuss the exposure, or the lack thereof, that I had about queer identities while growing up in India. I am grateful that I got the exposure and awareness that I know have. As that  allowed me to accept who I am.  Please note: In this episode I have only described how I experience asexuality. Here is an amazing website to learn more about it: https://asexuality.org/ If you have any questions send them my way via Twitter: @InnerCreators Happy Asexual Awareness Week!  #aceweek, #AcetoberAmbassadors 
13:36
October 20, 2019
S02E02: Don't follow the herd
A common phenomenon in university and life in general is the phenomenon of following the herd. It is when you start with a group that is similar to you and follow them onwards. In this episode I discuss how I became aware of this in my first year and how I have tried to escape it so far.
12:57
October 12, 2019
S02E01: The first few weeks of lectures
The first few weeks of a semester can be stressful. Especially if it is your first time at university. In this episode I cover how to deal with people who make you feel stupid and what to do if your first few weeks are super hectic or kind of free. Find us at: https://twitter.com/InnerCreators
16:52
September 26, 2019
Season 2 promo!
Arya is gone! Don't worry, just the concept of Arya has gone. Her experiences (technically ours) are all this podcast is about.  In season 2 we have decided to move away the format of audio drama. This season I will just be picking up topics and discussing them from our point of view.  Stay tuned for the fun discussions! Sorry for the editing error in the end :)  -S
07:42
September 16, 2019
S1E10: Where do other international students go?
After a tough circuits exam, Arya just finished her first semester. she is technically "homeless" during the Christmas break. Luckily, she found a place to stay. But that means that she will be awkwardly intruding some family's Christmas celebration. Well...what can a "homeless" international student do?
18:14
September 4, 2019
S1E9: Feeling bored at a party
Arya wakes up just after an hour of sleep. She analyses the party she attended just an hour ago as she falls back to sleep.
13:37
August 6, 2019
S1E08: Will I fail midterms? What if I do?
It is fairly common for Computer Engineering (CE) students to fail their 1st midterms. Arya considers the possibility and what that would mean for her future.
15:01
July 30, 2019
S1E07: Finally made a friend + got a part-time job!
Arya ends up making her first friend and she realizes what was holding her back. After an impromptu interview she also gets a job.  Looking back on this amazing day, Arya realizes how lucky she is!
15:34
July 25, 2019
S1E06: Having a life outside "the engineering bubble"
Arya realizes that being an engineering student means that she is spending a lot more time in the lecture hall than her friends.  Does this mean she should not get a part-time job? Or join clubs?
17:40
July 9, 2019
S1E05: How do you do laundry?
Arya navigates the realm of dirty clothes and laundry machines. Using a washing machine for the first time can be hard. But fortunately, Arya knows how to Google... even though she recalls this ability after disaster has struck.
14:28
July 3, 2019
S1E04: No one to lend a shoulder
TW: Discussion of losing loved ones.  After a conversation with her parents Arya questions what the distance between Canada and India really means for her. However, those worries are quickly taken over by the difficulty of cooking Indian food and the lack of quality toilet paper!
14:20
June 28, 2019
S1E03: Why am I wearing a mask?
Arya learns how to take the bus and realizes that she has different personalities around different people. Now that she has a clean canvas, who should she be?
14:21
June 20, 2019
S1E02: To be or not to be... a typical college student
After witnessing a somewhat-thought-provoking event on the plane, Arya discusses what kind of a student life she is going to lead. 
14:46
June 10, 2019
S1E01: Without a return ticket
Leaving her parents at the airport, Arya navigates her way through the airport and through this new turn in her life. 
12:47
June 3, 2019