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Belonging to the Future with Amer Jandali and Alaa

In this episode, Lina chats with “futurist” Amer Jandali about belonging, the planet, and how we, as a global community can come together to shape our future. Then, from Istanbul, seventeen-year-old Alaa shares his unique understanding of belonging and why community means the world to him,

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A Reflection on the Turkiye-Syria Earthquake

In this special episode, Lina joins Karam Foundation Director of Communications, Rama Majzoub, for a conversation on the February Turkiye-Syria earthquakes. Together they discuss Karam’s emergency response, the needs of the community, and what Lina witnessed firsthand when she visited Reyhanli just days after the earthquake.

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The Language of Belonging with Nour Al Ghraowi and Sam Al Saman

In this episode, Lina chats with Nour Al Ghraowi, poet and member of the Karam Foundation team. They discuss belonging and the power of inclusive language. Then, from The Netherlands, 19-year-old Sam shares his unique journey of moving from one country to another to another and how it helped him shape a unique perspective on…

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Breaking Stereotypes with Laith Nakli and Layan

In this episode, Lina chats with Laith Nakle about representation and fitting in while standing out. Then, from Istanbul, Lina talks to Layan about finding yourself in the community around you.

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The Crux of Belonging with Wendy Pearlman and Bayan

In this episode, Lina talks to award-winning professor and author Wendy Pearlman about telling the stories of unheard voices and what authentic belonging comes down to. Then, we hear from Bayan from Reyhanli, Turkey and her perspective on finding home and being yourself.

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A reflection on 2022

In this surprise episode of Belongings, Lina reflects on the past year as Karam CEO and what the team in Turkey, in the US, and supporters made possible for refugees.

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Owning our Stories with Hassan Akkad and Abdulaziz

In this inspirational episode of Belongings, Lina speaks with Hassan Akkad, a Syrian refugee, photographer, filmmaker, and refugee rights activist in the United Kingdom about the refugee experience and the importance of owning and documenting our stories. Then, from the heart of Istanbul, 19-year-old Abdulaziz shares his story of hope and loss, and recounts intimate…

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The Evolving Tastes of Home with Rose Previte & Mazen

In this second episode of Belongings, Lina Sergie Attar sits down with restauranteur Rose Previte to talk about home, food, and hope. Rose takes listeners on a journey down memory lane and revisits her grandmother’s home just in time for morning breakfast. Lina then chats with Mazen from Istanbul who shares how, through life’s twists…

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Hereness and a Home of Colors with Molly Crabapple and Reema A.

In this debut episode, Lina talks to artist Molly Crabapple about her recent trip to Ukraine, supporting refugees, and the importance of storytelling and being present. This episode also features a conversation with young Reema, a Syrian refugee currently living in Reyhanli, Turkey, who talks about the memory of Syria, her struggle of building home,…

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Welcome to Belongings

This is Belongings, intimate conversations with creative minds about the places that shape us, make us, and sometimes, break us. Where do you belong?

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