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Hasan Minhaj and The Audacity of Equality #StreamTeam @Netflix_CA #GIVEAWAY

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Once in a blue moon, we watch something and though it may be fictional, it touches us so profoundly. The other day, as I was searching through Netflix looking for something to watch, I came across Hasan Minaj: Homecoming King. As I started to watch it, I realized how much in common I had with the stand up comedian. I cannot recommend it enough. He touches on the immigrant narrative, growing up with parents who had immigrated to North America in search of a better life and the nuances that often go misunderstood between generations.

Minhaj also touched on something profound and close to my heart, Islamophobia. He spoke of his experience with it and how it shaped his adolescence and adult life. I don’t want to give away too much because he is a brilliant comic and entertainer and it’s a great piece of entertainment but he referenced a situation with his dad explaining the fundamental difference between first and second generation immigrants. He also spoke of certain truths that his dad had accepted and used to govern his life and certain truths that Mihaj refused to accept and vowed to change. He dubbed it the Audacity of Equality. That part alone is worth the watch. I couldn’t think of a better way to articulate it.

 

As the child of parents who immigrated to Canada almost 43 years ago, I grew up witnessing similar realities. While my parents taught me to spread my wings, shoot for the stars and break glass ceilings, I watched as they navigated a new land with foreign languages and unfamiliar customs. As children often do, I quietly watched the nuances and how they reacted and allowed their own experiences to frame my own guidelines. Sometimes fear led the decision making progress, sometimes defiance.

I’m thankful I just watched Hasan Minaj Homecoming King and I am thankful for the lessons that I learnt from it.

If you happen to be one of the few and far in between folks who do NOT have Netflix, a) that needs to change STAT b) I’m going to help you out with point A. c) Enter GIVEAWAY now. You’re going to go to my Facebook page and tag a friend who would also LOVE to get Netflix for FREE then share this post. Leave me a comment down below once that’s done. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. A winner will be selected June 29th and announced on my Facebook page so be sure to follow along.

DISCLOSURE: Please note that I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and receive certain perks as part of my membership. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

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Fariha

The author Fariha

Fariha is a mom of two, journalist, blogger, social media specialist and digital influencer. She is also an ambassador for Canadian diversity. Her blog specializes in lifestyle, automotive, travel, giveaway and product reviews from a uniquely Canadian perspective. If you are interested in collaborating or promoting your product, service or travel destination, email Fariha: editor@canadianmomeh.com or find her on Twitter @CanadianMomEh.

8 Comments

  1. I love topical comedians who tackle real issues with a view and Hasan Minhaj is already one of my favourites – I’d love to watch this special (also liked, commented and shared your facebook post)

  2. This would be right up my alley as I too come from a similar background. Tagged, liked and shared on FB. Thanks for the chance.

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