REALLIFEtalks is an online connection for South Asian women who are socially conscious to come together, to learn from each other, and support one another to help build a strong community together.

REALLIFEtalks is a webseries talk show for Gen-I (Generation Immigrant).  Generation Immigrant are children that are born or raised here to immigrant parents. They are living between two cultures. This show is honest talk about finding a balance. Join DearDIDI and her co-hosts: Rabia Din, Aisha Siddique and Harpreet Neelam, along with special guests from DearDIDI Recommends.

Tune in every Thursday night at 7:00pm EST.

Meet the co-hosts:  Rabia Din, Aisha Siddique and Harpreet Neelam

Rabia Din is Pakistani Canadian born and raised in Toronto, but has a strong emotional connection to anything South Asian. She is a married mother of three and is always trying to teach her kids the fine art of balancing their unique ‘East meets West’ identities.

Rabia has been working in the non-profit sector for twelve years, with the last ten years dedicated to a cause very close to her heart, helping newcomer Canadians settle successfully into their new homes. She is very passionate about social justice issues and believes strongly in empowering communities from within.
Five years ago she founded a initiative called The GOODness Movement – where her family, with many others across the city and even country, carry out random GOOD deeds in their communities. Helping to spreads some serious smiles and GOOD to people that need it the most.

My name is Aisha Siddique. I’m a Bengali Canadian who grew up in North America since 9 years of age. I attended The University of Western Ontario for Honours in Genetics and subsequently went to a private medical school in the Caribbean and the U.S.

After graduation, I needed to take a break for reflection, introspection and personal development.  I am currently preparing to take a professional licensing exams to hopefully, one day work as a family physician in Canada.  I live with my mom in downtown Toronto.  I enjoy city-living, socializing with friends, going to the gym, and watching videos on the net.

Harpreet has a Bachelor of Science from McMaster University where she undertook a double major in Mathematics and Biology and minor Pyschology. She completed her Masters in Education in Theory Policy Studies in Education Administration with a focus on Social Justice and Equity at OISE-University of Toronto. She is also working full-time as Instructional Coordinator for Science and Technological Education in Curriculum and Instruction Department for the Peel District School Board.

Harpreet recently completed a secondment at The Ontario Ministry of Education in the Inclusive Education Branch and is currently on sabbatical. Harpreet is presently a board member of SAFAR- Sikh Feminist Research Institute, and has volunteered for organizations including Sikh Centennial Foundation, Spinning Wheel Film Festival in which she coordinated the Sikh Arts and Literature Competition.  She also runs summer camps for Guru Granth Sahib Academy. Harpreet is passionate about Classical music and routinely does Gurbani Kirtan seva.


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