Divorce in a South Asian Context: An Interview w/ Samaiya Mushtaq

Special Guest

Samaiya Mushtaq
Psychiatry Resident

MannMukti Team

Anand Jayanti
Podcast Lead

Divorce is one of the most difficult choices a person can make, but to navigate that space as a woman in a Muslim family bears its own set of challenges and gifts.

Samaiya Mushtaq is a resident psychiatrist in Dallas and joins us in this episode to talk about how she overcame the stigma of speaking out, and what perspectives she’s developed to move on. 

Samaiya’s article on the same topic can be found here.

We hope you listen, enjoy, share, and...



With our MannMukti podcast series, we aim to connect our listeners with mental health professionals as well as those with lived experiences of mental illness. Our podcasts are often conducted in an interview format, with one or more members of the MannMukti team asking questions of a guest. Each episode features a different guest who can speak to us about a unique topic in South Asian mental health, but the constant theme throughout each podcast is a conversation about stigma.

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