A weekly podcast, featuring three women living in Montreal who drink Chai and converse about various topics.


  • S04E02: White Psychosis

    S04E02: White Psychosis

    31/05/2020 Duración: 02h46min

    Malek and Parneet speak about white supremacy and colonization as the riots in Minneapolis and throughout the US and Canada take place in justice of George Floyd, and other unarmed and innocent black folks getting killed. We decided to meet each other exactly where we're at and make space for what showed up. This is a conversation that is deeply rooted in a courageous, compassionate call for non-Black people of colour like ourselves to do what we can and to do better. What you'll hear is a passionately, painfully real conversation on how we're showing up for ourselves, for the people we're in relationship with and for the movement to respect/honour/celebrate Black life. We go deep on decolonizing ourselves and divesting from the psychosis that is white supremacy. We look at white supremacy through the lens of psychosis, as an illness of the mindbdysoul's disconnection from reality, and how to navigate and survive these deadly forces that pull us towards fear, hatred and disembodiment. Support us: https://www

  • S4E01: Who Am I To Record This Podcast?

    S4E01: Who Am I To Record This Podcast?

    01/04/2020 Duración: 02h34s

    After a very long break, Malek and Parneet return to chai chats. The first part is spent discuss physical illness and health related practices as Parneet continues to navigate chronic health issues and Malek begins figuring out body needs with new health information. After, they both discuss the future of chai chats and the struggle in navigating differences in capacity, ability, commitment and how to show up to friendship when physical illness, mental illness, boundaries and needs don't always align.

  • S3E29: Malek goes to Vipassana

    S3E29: Malek goes to Vipassana

    01/04/2020 Duración: 01h20min

    Parneet and Malek speak about Vipassana in the midst of winter, how it feels moving towards liberation while unlearning abusive mind/body patterns and moving towards instinctive practices through messages that tell us otherwise. Content warning: Physical abuse, childhood abuse

  • S3E27: Theres Something In the Water

    S3E27: There's Something In the Water

    03/03/2019 Duración: 03h17min

    For this episode, we are happy to listen in on the recording of an incredible event put on by SistersInMotion and Climate Justice Montreal called There's Something in the Water: A Book Launch & Community Discussion on Environmental Racism & Land Dispossession. For a full description of the event and soon to come video, visit this link here: As always, if you like what we do and want to support us, visit our patreon: Opening by: 7:20 Sedalia Fazio (Kahnawá:ke) With: 16:32 Author Dr. Ingrid Waldron (Nova Scotia) 53:10 Vanessa Gray (Aawmjiwnaang) 1:13:50 Will Prosper (Montreal Nord) 1:39:45 Ellen Gabriel (Kanehsatà:ke) Panel Moderated by: 2:14:00 Bianca Mugyenyi (Montreal) 3:05:50 Q&A Sound recording by Sarah Shin Wong (

  • S3E26: This Is A Moment

    S3E26: This Is A Moment

    08/02/2019 Duración: 01h36min

    Big questions on the podcast this week as Malek, Dona and Parneet think about how to work and communicate effectively both as individuals and with others. Some topics include urgency vs. importance, pacing & sustainability, and the value of getting a third opinion. We also talk a lot about Malek & Dona's shared vision for SistersInMotion -- to find about more about the project visit If you enjoyed this podcast and want to give back, please consider contributing to our Patreon:

  • S3E25: India | Tunisia | Vietnam

    S3E25: India | Tunisia | Vietnam

    13/12/2018 Duración: 54min

    This is a very vulnerable episode in which we each talk about our relationships as first-and-second-generation migrants to the places our families are from. We are so used to hearing about these countries from other (read: white) people's perspectives but what about those of us living in diaspora? How do remember and reconcile; relate and rebuild? If you enjoyed this podcast and want to give back, please consider contributing to our Patreon:

  • S3E24: This Aint No Fuckin Game

    S3E24: This Ain't No Fuckin' Game

    06/12/2018 Duración: 01h24min

    We got together the day after our live show with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarinsha to debrief and decompress. We of course talk again about her incredible book Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice and we get into some of our own access needs in how we communicate with one another plus some of the BTS process that went into the show. If you enjoyed this podcast and want to give back, please consider contributing to our Patreon:

  • S3E23: Care Work in the Apocalypse - Two Year Anniversary Live Show!

    S3E23: Care Work in the Apocalypse - Two Year Anniversary Live Show!

    29/11/2018 Duración: 01h58min

    Welcome to our second annual live show with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarinsha! First you'll hear Leah reading from their latest book Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice and afterwards we all sit down together to discuss some of the themes in the book from ableism to creating care webs & collective access to femme leadership & hyper-accountability to all the time some of us are spending in bed. This podcast has been edited for length but the entire show was livestreamed on our FB page - check it out at Special thanks to all of the people and orgs who helped make this event happen (find them listed at and shout out to the folks doing this work on the ground like The DisAbled Women's Network of Canada and The Avalanche on CKUT 90.3FM. If you enjoyed this podcast and want to give back, please consider contributing to our Patreon:

  • S3E22: What were you gonna say about Vivek Shraya?

    S3E22: What were you gonna say about Vivek Shraya?

    22/11/2018 Duración: 01h35min

    This conversation is inspired by Vivek Shraya's latest book I'm Afraid Of Men - we all agree it's incredible and encourage everyone to go read it. We talk about everything from our religious & cultural upbringings ("if bro-bro is lusting that ain't on me") to what our current understandings of femininity & masculinity are in service to. Plus we revisit Dona & Parneet's epic convo from the Our Earth Our Bodies episode! Malek actually interviewed Vivek about her book - find their convo at If you enjoyed this podcast and want to give back, please consider contributing to our Patreon:

  • S3E21: Whats Your Real Name?

    S3E21: Whats Your Real Name?

    09/11/2018 Duración: 55min

    This episode is a doozy. Its Parneet, Dona, with special guests Angie, Taha and later on SJ. We speak about everything from diva cups, to our real names, to remembering/not remembering certain names, video games, preparing duck for dinner, what to do with single socks, welding and whatnot. Image from Tumblr/Diva Cup Shots

  • S3E20: Say NO

    S3E20: Say NO

    03/11/2018 Duración: 01h06min

    Its just Dona and Parneet this time. We start with a blessing verse over breakfast and then speak about building the ability to freestyle, be creative, dance and stay creative. We discuss the difficulty in keeping creative momentum going and how space, family and social environment influences our internal experience of figuring out what we desire and going for it! We also speak about getting sexually harassed outside of a show by two white men and celebrate the ways we protected ourselves and our energy. We also speak about how difficult it is to negotiate our energy, space and boundaries as women and what it means to connect to instinct in this unpredictable misogynistic world that has forced women in many ways to unlearn/mistrust our instincts. We invite you to join us and yell NOOOO if it feels good to do so while putting your hand out in a STOP movement. May we all be safe and supported in all we do. If you enjoyed this podcast and want to give back, please contribute to our patreon:

  • S3E19: Ripple Effect

    S3E19: Ripple Effect

    19/10/2018 Duración: 01h21min

    This chai chats is Malek and Parneet. We speak about friendship and relationships, connection to each other and reaching out in times of sickness/unwellness and how vulnerable and difficult this is. We talk about how relationship building is part of the movement, how we need to learn to connect and stay in relation with each other with political movements. The ripple effect of how we relate to our own emotions affects how we relate interpersonally which affects how we relate systemically.

  • S3E18: Life Dysmorphia

    S3E18: Life Dysmorphia

    12/10/2018 Duración: 01h14min

    We share chocolate mousse cake on Dona’s couch and Malek speaks about how to live a life as a single person, how to settle down into the present experience rather than live as if waiting for something else to happen. We speak about the struggles in doing things for oneself, and share our unique experiences in moving towards self-love/self-hood. We speak about how our internal experience of aloneness can be so different based on the perspective we take on, whether we are judging/pathologizing that loneliness/aloneness and the quality of it experientially based on our pasts and histories. We speak about freedom and the pursuit of freedom being so unique to each of us based on our history, circumstances and personality.

  • S3E17: We Don’t Know Anything

    S3E17: We Don’t Know Anything

    09/10/2018 Duración: 01h22min

    We have a delicious breakfast together and speak about the important of speaking from our own experience, our own truths and how challenging it is to not centre other people in our narratives. How to navigate relationships with integrity? How do we participate in hurting each other and ourselves by not standing in our truth? We speak about our roles and responsibilities in each others lives in community, what jobs have we consciously and unconsciously taken on in trying to heal/help one another? We discuss the idea of what collective conflict resolution infrastructure looks like. We agree we don’t know anything as we try to figure this all out. Content Warning: We speak about blood a lot as a metaphor for how we spill our messiness on each other. Intro track: Lizzo Scuze Me: If you enjoy our chats and would like to give back, support us on Patreon:

  • S3E16: Subjective Realities

    S3E16: Subjective Realities

    24/09/2018 Duración: 01h43min

    We speak about what we are looking for in relationships. Make some chai. Cut to talking about the ways in which meditation has changed us, our reality and way of navigating life. We speak about gaslighting vs. reality checking, and how to navigate receiving feedback when we are activated/triggered. We speak about the ways in which we may want to be called in/reality checked by our loved ones to help us notice when we are triggered. Oof, the trust that takes! We speak about social media addiction/dependency and the feelings that are so hard to be present with on a daily. We end with an epic tale from Dona about a time at burningman.

  • S3E15: Our Earth Our Bodies Part II

    S3E15: Our Earth Our Bodies Part II

    14/08/2018 Duración: 01h26min

    In the second part of this conversation, Dona and Parneet go deep in speaking about feelings and experiences of contraction and expansion, how to discern whether something is in service to us growing or not, whether nature is always moving towards life or death and how this impacts us as people, communities, and systems of relating. We speak about our hopes and dreams and end with a body practice of expression expansion. It was beautiful and we blew our own minds. Apologies for the nature sounds including the hilariously loud cicada insect, wind chimes and the never ending renovations. Hope you enjoy it. Support us on Patreon:

  • S3E14: Our Earth Our Bodies Part I

    S3E14: Our Earth Our Bodies Part I

    14/08/2018 Duración: 01h56s

    Dona and Parneet sit down for chai chats in Dona’s garden to go deep on the connect between relationships in nature and relationships between people and communities. We speak about the power of dreaming and curiosity for marginalized peoples. We speak about how difficult it is to access dreaming, joy and curiosity when we don’t feel safe. We speak about triggers and the ungodly order we put on one another in radical communities in trying to keep each other safe and responsibilize ourselves for each others emotions. Parneet shares her frustrations around the limitations and aggressions that happen when we believe we are responsible for not triggering each other and regulating each others emotions. Apologies for the nature sounds including the hilariously loud cicada insect, wind chimes and the never ending renovations. Hope you enjoy it.

  • S3E12: Shame Gremlin Part I

    S3E12: Shame Gremlin Part I

    31/07/2018 Duración: 01h19min

    We speak about upcoming projects and trips. Malek shares worries about visiting family and we discuss how to feel resolve one sidedly when others are unable or unwilling to meet us in our resolution. We discuss what it means to accept and release the stuff that comes up from family. We slow down to honour what comes up for Malek as she notices whats happening for her in the conversation.

  • S3E13: Shame Gremlin Part II

    S3E13: Shame Gremlin Part II

    31/07/2018 Duración: 01h22min

    Malek speaks about her depression. We discover what Parneet calls her shame gremlin, this recurring mental darkness that taints her everyday successes and impacts her life negatively. We discuss what it looks like to grow and accept our mental health at the same time. Parneet challenges the shame gremlins authority over Malek as it shows up during our chai chat. Dona and Parneet invite her to set boundaries and face this shame gremlin with courage. Metaphors for days as we exorcise the demons!

  • S3E11: Love Bleeds

    S3E11: Love Bleeds

    24/07/2018 Duración: 01h03min

    This week, Dona & Malek sit down with our dear friend Jordan to talk about, what else?, love! Jordan Goldman is an ASL-English Interpreter and graduate from the Program of Sign Language Interpretation at Douglas College, B.C. (2013). Check him out online! Support us through Patreon!

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