LCL • local • living a creative life

22 EpisodesProduced by Salloul and RawaWebsite

Welcome to LCL, pronounced local, or Living a Creative Life. Co-hosts Rawa and Salloul are creatives talking to creatives about what it means to be a creative. Tune in for delicious conversations and awesome takeaways to maximize your own creative life.

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#22: Trust in Your Work with Tarfa AlFarhan

August 22nd, 2019


Tarfa AlFarhan, co-creator of Souffle Beauty, a Singaporean-Kuwait skincare line, believes that you can't sell your work unless you trust in it. If you have no confidence in what you've made, you're going to have a hard …

#21: You Have Q's, We Have A's #1

August 13th, 2019


In this episode, your faves (none other than co-hosts Salloul and Rawa) answer the questions you sent in. We chat about our motivation behind …

#20: Don't Force It with Yasmeen Husseini

August 6th, 2019


Yasmeen Husseini is a 17-year-old self-taught musician, the singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, editor, and producer behind Flowerbxmb …

#19: You're a Cliché with Engy Ibrahim

July 30th, 2019


Engy Ibrahim, poet and artist, is a cliché and proud of it. After going through a bout of existentialism, she realized that we're all truly going …

#18: Find Your Tribe with Haider Al-Mosawi

July 23rd, 2019


What does it mean to connect with an audience, the specific portion of people who see, understand, love, and celebrate your work? In this episode, we chat with Haider Al-Mosawi, co-founder of Sirdab Lab, user experience …

#17: Kill the Editor with Aziz Al Mutawa

July 19th, 2019


No, don't actually murder editors... but put the little editor in your brain on a cruise or something. Aziz Al Mutawa, the reader and runner behind @thereadingrunner, shares the reason why he throws the constantly …

#16: Spin Your Own Story with Ahmed Shahabi

July 10th, 2019


Ahmed Shahabi, co-host of ElMohim Reviews, didn't get his smarts from school. With only Grade 1 under his belt, and a ban from continuing on, he gave …

#15: The Art of Conversation with Sahar Deinparvar

July 2nd, 2019


What does it mean to have a thoughtful conversation? In this episode, Sahar Deinparvar, physiotherapist, upcoming psychologist, and co-founder of …

#14: Learning by Living with Hanan Shaerzadeh

June 23rd, 2019


Does all learning happen in the classroom? Do we learn best with a whiteboard in front of us? In this episode, Hanan Shaerzadeh shares her experience as a teacher - sometimes teaching in front of a whiteboard, and other …

#13: You're No Imposter with Faye Al Mansour

June 12th, 2019


In this episode, we chat with Faye Al Mansour aka @sketchadooodle about imposter syndrome, and what it means to share your work in a world where it feels like literally everyone is, too. We talk about comparing yourself …

#12: Put Off Procrastinating

June 5th, 2019


In this episode, co-hosts Salloul and Rawa chat about creative procrastination and why we creatives tend to put off crafting, which makes us feel …

#11: Ride the Wave with Sheikah Al Habshi

May 29th, 2019


Sheikah Al Habshi, the mastermind behind melty @coffeeandcastoffs, began drawing in 2017 as a way to get through her upset feelings. Nowadays, she creates no matter how she feels or what is happening in her world - the …

#10: Be Unpopular with Ali Sleeq

May 22nd, 2019


Ali "Bluesman" Sleeq joins us in this episode to talk about what it means to keep doing what you love to do, no matter what people say. He's the dude …

#9: Find Your Refuge with Sandi Ismail

May 14th, 2019


Sandi Ismail finds refuge in embroidery. Being alone, with only the small sounds of needle and thread through canvas, is the way she finds solace …

#8: Driving in the Dark with Layla Al-Ammar

May 7th, 2019


Layla Al-Ammar, recent author of THE PACT WE MADE (Borough Press 2019) and SILENCE IS A SENSE (Borough Press / Algonquin 2021), talks to us about her writing process in this episode. Tune in to hear how she outlines …

#7: Deeper Dive #1

April 30th, 2019


This episode is the first of a series called "Deeper Dive", in which your co-hosts Salloul and Rawa discuss what we've learned from interviews so …

#6: Think Inside the Box with Zahra Al-Mahdi

April 27th, 2019


Zahra Al-Mahdi, also known as Zouz the Bird, visual artist, filmmaker, and sound enthusiast, joins us for this episode. Zouz talks to us about the boxes we're in, and how messy that can get, and how hard we try to think …

#5: Find the Patterns with Amin Fari

April 16th, 2019


Amin Fari, aka Nine Nuggetz, aka *the* Mr. Fari of Talent Shop joins us for this episode. We chat about his time in LA, what it's like being a DJ in Kuwait, and how he finds new ideas across fields of art by looking for …

#4: Design Your Day with Sarah Chouari

April 9th, 2019


Sarah Chouari, an artpreneur at Artspace who expresses herself best through doodles and paint, joins us in this episode. She has some business advice, some artist advice, and it all boils down to: stop being a victim …

#3: It's All Your Fault with Ali AlHasan

April 2nd, 2019


We talk with Ali AlHasan, co-owner of Caffeine and Business Intelligence Systems, and father to two beautiful girls. Ali talks self-victimization …

#2: The Ritual with Yara Meraki

March 25th, 2019


Join us as we chat with Yara Meraki, a Syrian graduate of fine arts. We talk about her experiences creating artwork about refugees, and she describes her strategy to get in the mood for creating: The Ritual. Listen in …

#1: Pilot

March 17th, 2019


Welcome to LCL, pronounced local, or Living a Creative Life! Co-hosts Salloul and Rawa chat about who they are and why they started this podcast.

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