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When all you want to do is Dance

July 16, 2020

009 - Sonali Mishra is an Odissi dancer, writer, and researcher currently based in Odisha, India. Born and raised in the United States, Sonali was initiated into Odissi dance in her early teens by Smt. Chitralekha, Smt. Ello…


Hope on wheels with Zahra Ali

July 4, 2020

Zahra Ali from Lahore, Pakistan became paraplegic due to a misdiagnosis and is stilll looking for a cure while also busy as a blogger, author, freelance writer, and an aspiring scriptwriter.


Fighting the big fight: A true warrior Vidya Sekhar

July 2, 2020

007 - Vidya Sekhar, Miss India USA 1986, and Miss Michigan State Fair 1984, holds 2 World Records for Longest Solo Classical Dance Performance, through which she fund-raised thousands of dollars to benefit the American Heart…


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

June 25, 2020

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 S…

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Here's to strong women: May we be them, may we raise them with Deb Wertz

June 18, 2020

005 - In this episode I am speaking with Deb Wertz. A yoga and meditation teacher for over 10 years, Deb Wertz is passionate about helping people reach their maximum potential physically and emotionally. Deb grew up in a tim…

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How influence of a guidance counselor took Isabel Summe from Brooklyn to aerospace engineering

June 10, 2020

004 - Isabel was born and raised in the East New York section of Brooklyn, NY and is the daughter of immigrants from the Dominican Republic. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Polytechnic…

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Reinventing yourself with movement expert Frances Taylor

June 2, 2020

003 -In this episode I am speaking with Frances Taylor. Frances has 31 years of experience guiding people in athletic, therapeutic and creative movement. Her vast knowledge of the human body is drawn from an early interest i…

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A Journey from Traditional Medicine to Ayurveda and healing from within with Dr. Aarti Soorya

June 2, 2020

002 - In episode 2 meet Sleep revolutionalist, Dr. Aarti Soorya. A 1st generation Indian American who talks about her journey from the anxiety of traditional path of medicine to the joy of integrative medicine and healing f…

I am Woman; Hear me Roar! Welcome to Gladiatrix!

May 22, 2020

#001 - In the very first episode of Gladiatrix, Malini Sarma gives you an insight into how this show was born. Listen to the story where you follow a young bride to a foreign country where she learnt to adapt to a new cultur…