Immigrant Episodes

November 15, 2021

How taking naps and framily can help with Sona Nambiar

Sona Nambiar was born in India but has lived in Dubai for at least 25 years. She calls herself an accidental journalist. She went from working woman to wife and mother to a single mother and entreprenuer. She talks about how she was able to transition to those roles and how taking naps and friends who are like family(framily) helped her cope. She is also a creative photographer who loves filming 1 minute stories about cities and its people. This is her story.

Immigrant United Arab Emirates

August 16, 2021

Independence - how to get there from here with Malini Sarma

Gladiatrix podcast host talks about the importance of being independent. You will learn the path if you know where you want to go.Belief, mindset, being intentional is important. In this episode, Malini talks about her experiences and where she may be going. This is her story.


August 08, 2021

How you can start over in your 50's with Dr Severine Bryan

Dr.Sev Bryan was born and raised in Jamaica but moved to the US in her late 20's. Having a passion for personal finance led her on a path to teaching and a doctorate in Accounting. When a divorce forced her to put into the practice the very concepts she was teaching, she decided to help other women starting out others especially in their 40's and 50's

Immigrant Jamaica

July 26, 2021

Being your most authentic self with Malini Sarma

Gladiatrix podcast host talks about being your most authentic self. Belief, mindset, being aware, getting out of your own way and staying true to who you are takes courage. In this episode, Malini talks about how she feels as she navigates through this path. This is her story.


July 18, 2021

Carrying the torch with Carolina Flores

Carolina Flores was born in El Salvador and moved to the United States when she was 4. Watching her parents work multiple jobs inspired her to work hard as well. In this episode she talks about learning marketing at the age of 14, using real estate to build generational wealth and why she needs to carry the torch

Immigrant El Salvador

May 09, 2021

Mastering Boundaries with Mona Asthana

Mona moved from India 30 years ago after marriage. She came to a brand new country leaving the comfort of her family and friends behind. She welcomed the change and was eager to begin this new chapter of her life in a very ne...

India Immigrant

April 13, 2021

Beyond Barriers with Nikki Barua

Nikki Barua is an acclaimed serial entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, bestselling author and C- Suite advisor who is passionate about making the world more inclusive and innovative. Nikki is the Co- Founder & CEO of...

India Immigrant

April 02, 2021

Sunshine Girl with Dildora Muzafari

Dildora Muzafari was born in the 1950s in Soviet Central Asia and grew up in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. In this episode, she provides an unusual perspective about dislocation and immigration, as well as racism and women's issues....

Uzbekistan Immigrant

March 26, 2021

Straddling Cultures with Wendy Wei

44 - By day, Wendy is the Social Media Manager and Podcast Host at Pexels, one of the fastest-growing, and most loved photo communities in the world. In her free time, she is a published photographer who has worked with world...

China Immigrant

March 16, 2021

One Day At A Time with Karina F Daves

Karina truly believes in the power of helping others , one season at a time. She has always been a for the people and with the people type of gal. Over the years, she has developed practices and skills in achieving BITE-SIZED...

Peru Immigrant

January 29, 2021

Born to Dance with Sudha Chandra Sekhar Part 2

35 - This is Part 2 of the conversation with Sudha aunty as she is popularly known. Symbolizing the peak of purity and performance, Sudha Chandra Sekhar has been classed with the all-time greats of classical Bharata Natyam an...

India Immigrant

January 22, 2021

Born to Dance with Sudha Chandra Sekhar Part 1

34 - Symbolizing the peak of purity and performance, Sudha Chandra Sekhar has been classed with the all-time greats of classical Bharata Natyam and Kuchipudi schools. Meticulous in each portrayal and adhering to the purity of...

India Immigrant

December 03, 2020

Breaking barriers and building bridges with Rep. Padma Kuppa

29 - State Rep. Padma Kuppa is serving her first term in the Michigan House of Representatives and has been re-elected to a second term representing Michigan’s 41st House District, which encompasses the cities of Troy and Cla...

India Immigrant

October 01, 2020

Building bridges not walls with Nobel Peace Prize Nominee Nada Dalgamouni

20 - Nada Dalgamouni is originally from Jordan. Nada was the Global Education Director at the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit . IIMD has been serving our global community in Southeastern Michigan ...

Jordan Immigrant

June 25, 2020

Paying it forward: From the Middle East to the Midwest with Juman Doleh-Alomary

006 - Juman has a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics, a Master of Science in Computer Engineering, from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and currently a PhD candidate in the Industrial Engineering program at Wayne St...