Carry-on: Let me tell you this…

We said we wouldn’t leave you high and dry while we’re on hiatus, and you know we never lie!

Here’s a little carry-on for you; a little something that makes your journey a teensy bit better! Take a listen and find out what we’ve been up to!

Oh and don’t forget to use the hashtag #Headscarvesandcarryons to let us know what you thought of this little treat! More to come soon…

Image credit: Handbag by Hermine Blanquart from the Noun Project

Episode 19: Headscarves and Questions

Welcome to our #Askusanything episode!

This week we answer your burning questions – Abi AK describes her experience of being a Christian in a Muslim country, and Maame B explains how she became a therapist and why she didn’t need a medical degree for it! We loved your questions so keep sending them to headscarves.carryons@gmail.com and we might answer them in another episode!

We also do our last spoiler (sorry?) recap of the final episode of season 3 of Insecure!

Have you got a question about life, love and everything in between? Sign up to Maame B’s Tiny Letter (tinyletter.com/maameblue), send her your questions (maameblue@outlook.com) and she’ll answer them anonymously in the next newsletter!

Rate, review and subscribe, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #headscarvesandcarryons to let us know what you thought of the episode!

 

Image credit: Question by parkjisun from the Noun Project

Episode 18: Headscarves and Going Home

 

There’s no place like home, truly; but is that where you want to be?

This week we explore the subject of going home after living abroad. Abi AK talks about her future plans for Dubai and the UK, and Maame B talks through reverse culture shock and feeling like an outsider at home.

We also drag Trump (never gets old), recap on Insecure’s penultimate episode, and give a quick review of Nappily Ever After!

Episode 17: Headscarves and Women

I am woman, hear me roar! Hint: This week’s episode is all about being a woman travelling and living abroad!

Abi AK debunks some myths about being a woman in an Arab country, and Maame B has her Western expectations dashed when it comes to being a woman in Australia.

There’s also an Insecure episode recap, and some news on UAE visas and crazy Australian politicians – oooh!

Episode 16: Headscarves and Language

Actions speak louder than words, but words help too! This week’s episode is all about language!

Abi AK shares her library of useful Arabic phrases for living and working in Dubai, and Maame B tries to explain what an Esky is, and having to decode regular English words when they’ve been given an Australian twist!

We also drag the US Open umpire trying to ruin two black women’s lives (Serena and Naomi), and recap on Insecure and changing friendships.

Image credit: Globe Speech Bubble by Kathleen Black from the Noun Project

Episode 13: Headscarves and Self Care

We’re back with a brand new episode for your beautiful ears! This week listener, we’re here for you and all your self care needs.

Abi AK talks about the importance of finding a self care routine when you’re living away from home, and Maame B discusses learning about yourself and finding your confidence through self-care. Stay safe and blessed lovely listeners.

Image credit: yoga by Diana from the Noun Project

Episode 12: Headscarves and Work

Work work work work work, you see me I be work work work work work

Can you guess what this week’s episode is about?

Yup, we be working abroad! Abi AK talks about her journey from Skype interview to becoming a cultural chameleon in a Dubai workplace, and Maame B gives us some top tips on picking up temp work and adjusting your email language to a more direct, Australian tone!

We also cuss out BJ, AKA Boris Johnson over his Burqa comments, and Abi AK discusses the emotional catharsis that is This Is Us!

Image credit: Businesswoman by Datacrafted from the Noun Project

Episode 11: Headscarves and Travel

Welcome to episode 11 of Headscarves and Carry-ons!

This week we’re discussing an essential part of living abroad – travelling!

Abi AK shares her experience of travelling throughout the 7 United Arab Emirates, and Maame B tells us why visiting the Northern Territory in Australia feels like being on Mars!

We also discuss banning the Shiggy challenge (aka dancing to Drake’s In My Feelings), and why racism over plastic bags just isn’t worth it!

Image credit: Backpack by Made by Made from the Noun Project