DailyRi 027: Dearborn Girl, a podcast

YASMEEN & I WOKE UP AT 6AM ON A SUNDAY TO MAKE THIS DEARBORN GIRL DREAM A REALITY.

 
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let’s backtrack a minute.

dearborn girl is the name of our soon-to-be weekly podcast, a show that features dearborn [arab/muslim] women & their awesome stories. the objective of this podcast is for arab &/or muslim women in our community to air out the parts of their stories they want to share. we know that our episodes will spur much needed conversation within our dearborn community, as well as other predominantly arab &/or muslim communities globally.

this is no small feat. so, over the past several months, we’ve been wracking our brains with ideas. personally, i’ve had my fair share of overwhelming moments characterized by analysis paralysis & perfectionism, but i got tired of not acting on a dream that has been lying dormant in my brain for so long.

YASMEEN & I DECIDED THAT 2019 WOULD BE LESS TALK, MORE “DO.”

& while the ideas haven’t stopped flowing, here’s what we’ve done so far.

 
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  • we branded our podcast with a logo & cover art. logo look familiar? yup, it’s supposed to look like dolce & gabbana or chanel because let’s be real, part of being a dearborn girl is being chic & bougie in at least one area of our lives (& no we won’t get sued because it’s actually not the same font).

  • we ordered merchandise for our show, like cute coffee mugs & tshirts. i’m getting a dad-hat & bedazzled dearborn girl jean jacket because i’m a lil extra

  • we secured a beautiful podcast studio at the foundation hotel in detroit with beautiful aesthetics & superb equipment

  • we curated our dearborn girl starter pack, a 3-page document that we’ll be distributing to our potential show guests, so they can feel welcome, prepared & ecstatic to be on our show

    & MOST RECENTLY

  • we have invited you, dearborn girl, to our super informal coffee chat for any dearborn sisters interested in the podcast. we wanted to provide a space for us to share more about our vision, & most importantly, hear your initial feedback so we can ensure this is a space you can benefit from. check out this flyer & rsvp below

 
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only love,

ri


WHAt’s THIS Dailyri SERIES?

INTRODUCING THE DAILYRi SERIES.

Inspired by Gary Vaynerchuck’s DailyVees, DailyRi is my daily commitment to documenting my #roadtorima, in shorter form riflections, 1) because writing makes me happy, and 2) i’ve become obsessed with walking in my purpose & drafting a story that I can be proud of.

SO I’LL BE HERE EVERY DAY.