Stand Alone Podcast

Aysha

January 26, 2020
Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! Today, we'll meet Aysha. Aysha has been estranged from her entire family for three years now, after her family issued her an ultimatum - to either cut off her engagement with her partner, or to cut off contact with her family.
 
Looking back to her decision three years ago, having established a new life for herself with her partner, Aysha shares her journey - dealing with strict and uneven family dynamics, growing up as a young Muslim woman, and the stigmas which surround her estrangement.
 
 
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