Life Happens For Real with Umme Ruman Kundangar
By Umme Ruman Kundangar
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Life Happens For Real with Umme Ruman KundangarJun 03, 2022
Love across the oceans.
In this episode, I speak with Shubhaangi who found love in Thomas, who was from Norway. They met on a pen pals website and eventually fell in love. Besides receiving a lot of opposition from the girls side, they finally ended up with each other.
Living with Juvenile (Type 1) Diabetes.
In this episode, I'm speaking with Ayesha Umair Chappra, a freelance illustrator based in Karachi, Pakistan. She got diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was just 9 years old. She talks her struggles with diabetes ranging from a restrictive diet to effect of diabetes. She also expands on the way she was bullied in school because of her condition.
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Alopecia Universalis- Complete loss of hair on the scalp and the body.
In this episode, I'm speaking with Kadri Mikkelsen , a new mum of a 15 month old boy. She shares her journey with alopecia and the fact that it took her 6 years to shake the shame and embarrasment of losing her hair and wearing a wig. She talks about the mental struggles she went through as a result of alopecia and how comfortable she feels in her own skin now.
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In this episode, I'm speaking with Isabella Castorino, a curve model and a freelancer influencer . She was born with congenital nevus, otherwise known as a birthmark which covers a large portion of her torso and has been there since birth. She talks about her insecurities being a model and dealing with a big mark on her body . She finally shares how comfortable has she become with her birthmark.
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An Inspirational " Weight Loss" Story.
In this episode , I'm speaking with Sadiah Zahoor, a student pursuing her Phd in Mathematics in London. She talks about her journey of weight loss wherein she also mentioned the "body shaming" that she had to experience through the whole process. She said it wasn't easy but surely, worth it in the end.
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It's not the end till you choose it.
In this episode, I'm speaking with Rewati Ranjan, a marketing professional, Social activist and a sexual abuse survivor.She expands on her journey of sexual abuse when she was on a trip with her family. She also talks about the trauma that it caused and how all of this made her a strong and confident woman who isn't very easy to break.
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Life of India's first Transwoman fashion model.
In this episode, I'm speaking with Naaz Joshi, India's first trans woman fashion model. She elaborates on the struggles of a transgender, the kind of the isolation ,the abandonment and harassment they face at various points in their life. She further adds to it talking about how society looks at them from a different lense altogether.
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Divorce and Healing.
In this episode , I'm speaking with Irtiqa Qureshi , who goes by the pen name- Liah. She is a digital marketer by profession and a relationship counsellor by passion. She expands on her journey of divorce and focuses on the red flags that young girls tend to ignore and misconstrue those for love. We also focus on how especially, the Kashmiri society looks differently at divorcees and moreover, add to their misery.
Let's talk "OCPD"( Parental Issues).
In this episode, I'm speaking with Bandhanpreet Kaur , currently working as a Veterinary officer with People for Animals , Goa. I know her personally from school as a high performer and someone whose artistic skills always took me by surprise. She talks about having parents with "OCPD" and how hard her journey has been while dealing with it for the most part of her life.
Body Shaming- Experience living as a plus sized woman.
In this episode, I'm speaking with Tara Hakeem , a 21 yr old woman from Srinagar who has been shamed for her body since she was a child of 7 years. She narrates her experience living as a plus sized woman and the physical as well as emotional abuse she went through and still is, everyday of her life.
Breast Cancer : Feel for lumps , save your bumps.
In this episode, I'm speaking with Kari Anne , a 10 year survivor of breast cancer . She is a proud single mother of a 15 yr old which she considers as her greatest achievement. She is a outreach specialist for the HOPE chautaqua coalition/prevention works which is a substance abuse prevention organization. She expands on her journey with breast cancer therefore, talking about her rollercoaster of emotions she went through ad her struggle as a whole.
Misconstruing "Abuse" as a form of love.
On Ep-15 of " Life Happens for Real", I'm speaking with Ishrat Nisar. Currently, she works in a Canada based company as a marketing manager.
She expands on her story of childhood abuse, narcissistic abuse and how often do we misconstrue "abuse" as a form of love. It was a real talk and I am sure everyone of you would be able to relate.
IBS: "Let's talk Tummy Issues".
In this episode, I'm speaking with this super fun lady "Trish Whetstone" , the co-host of the podcast "Ice-Cream, You Scream", The Feel Good Gut Coach, a holistic health specialist, stress expert ad intuitive eating advocate. She expands on her journey of "Irritable Bowel Syndrome" which she likes to call as " Pain to Power". Other than expanding on her journey, she educates about IBS on a larger level and talks details about it.
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The "Insides" of an Abusive Kashmiri Marriage.
In this episode, I'm speaking with Insha , a 28 year old working mom . She expands on her journey of abuse that she suffered at the hands of her husband and in-laws and everything related to her learnings and coping mechanisms.
From zero to Shakti.
I this episode , I'm speaking with this wonderful human, Joy Leng, a positive psychology coach and the creator of HEARTation framework. She helps leaders to align their hearts and minds for joyful living . She is also the founder of SHE Network and the author of From Zero to Shakti.
SHE Network : Strengths | Happiness | Empowerment.
You ca reach her out at : www.likedin.com/in/joyleng/
Out of the Quicksand.
In this episode, I am speaking with this happy chirpy lady, Orsika Julia, a domestic violence survivor , mother of three, an author and a Certified Canfield Success Principles trainer. She expands on her journey of domestic violence, toxic marriage and being a single mother. She further adds that its not a cakewalk, but really worth it !
On the Rare Disease Day, I'm speaking with Courtney Johannesen about Bafry's Disease. She expands on her journey with this disease and talks about everything about the same.
Change of Heart ( A Revert Story)
In this episode , I'm speaking with Sonia ( she changed her name as she converted to Islam), a respiratory therapist by profession. She expands on her journey of finding her real peace in Islam. She further talks about her experiences as to why she became a Muslim, what drove her to become Muslim and above all, how she feels being one.
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From Heartbreak to Success.
On this episode, I am speaking with Misba , a celebrity makeup artist and a content creator from Srinagar , Kashmir . She further expands on the journey of breakup and depression and how she dealt with all the mess. She wants to help everyone who is going through the same.
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PCOS and Healing - Part(2)`
In this episode , I am speaking with Neha Ranglani , an integrative nutritionist, health coach, lifestyle educator , You tuber, blogger , speaker and plant based food coach. She helps us understand PCOS in a better way thereby , elaborating on the symptoms , causes and moreover, the concrete ways to deal with it .
You can connect with her at her IG handle : @neharanglani_ or her website : www.neharanglani.com.
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PCOS and Healing.
In this episode, I am speaking with Darlene Dues, an actress in the NYC and a PCOS wellness coach. She expands on her journey of PCOS and weight loss ad further helps up with everything that revolves around this condition. I hope this episode is going to help everyone who is grappling with this condition.
If you need any help or tips regarding PCOS, you can reach her out at her IG handle : @d2drants or her Facebook: Darlene Dues.
Mothering a child with disabilities.
On this episode , I am speaking with Firdouse majid ,The first Kashmiri to speak on my podcast, a mother of a child with special needs. She expands on her journey of challenges , struggles, joys and sorrows as a mother . Further , she adds and emphasizes on the fact that how important "acceptance" really is.
PTSD- (The war within )
On the episode, I am speaking with Nasyim Segal, also known as The Numerology coach , the founder of Segal Online LLC , a holistic coaching and training firm. She sits on the board of experts for The Mind Fool.com , an online wellness magazine. She expands on her journey of PTSD ( Post Traumatic disorder ) and how she healed as well. The episode is going to help a great deal.
You can also find her at : TheNumerologyCoach.com.
It takes courage to walk away.
On this episode . I am speaking with Janelle Metchewais , a 33 Cree aboriginal , future youth worker and an aspiring writer . Currently , she is working on her first children's story called "Wings of Fire " and has three more on her way. She expands on her journey of " Abusive Marriage " and the process of healing .
Beating all Odds
In this episode , I speak with Maggie Dong , Fitness & Life Coach and a Podcaster who shares her life story . From loosing her mother to breast cancer at 16 to becoming a successful life & fitness coach . She further expands on how she dealt with her mental health and depression and finally ,how she came out of it and became who she is today.
In this episode, I Speak with AC Fischer , the host of "Turn up the AC Podcast ". He shares his ordeal of estrangement from his mother and sister. He further expands on how the journey changed him a person and made him who he is now.