Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes: Uncovering Stories of Inspiration and Action

We all have stories. In this podast, we aim to showcase ordinary people driven by pivotal moments to do extraordinary things. From grassroots activism,
serving others, building alliances and leadership. I hope to uncover the complexities of identity and life experiences that have inspired change in some
amazing individuals. We want to have conversations and open dialogue so that we may know and be inspired by each others journeys.

Dr. Saba Maroof is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist who sees patients of all ages in the Metro Detroit area.
She is a second generation Muslim American of Indian and Pakistani heritage and attended an International School when her family
moved to the Middle East during her formative years. Her multicultural upbringing informs her work with patients and in teaching. She discusses issues such
as acculturation, bullying in minority students and spirituality in mental health with psychiatry residents training in Detroit.
She has been an active in her local community in organizing lectures, workshops and seminars on a wide array of topics such as women in leadership,
mental health awareness, and parenting. She is married to her amazing husband of 15 years and has four children, ages 10, 8, 5 and 2.


All Episodes

Unsung Heroes, Ep 25 One Story at a Time

Calvin and I sit down with community activist Agnes Fischer, native of Dearborn and founder and creator of The Solidarity 365 Project as a way of saying thank you...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 24 – Color of Faith III – Collaborating the Arc of Social Justice

In this episode, Calvin and Saba talk to Namira Islam, lawyer, co-founder and co-director of the Muslim Anti Racism Collaborative (Muslim ARC), a faith based racial justice education organization....

Unsung Heroes, Ep 23 – A Labor of Love

Dr. Nadia Hashimi is an Afghan – American internationally best selling author, pediatrician, mother of four and public speaker. Through her books which have been translated into 12 languages,...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 22 – Cancer and The Power of Story

Calvin and I are humbled and honored to share the voice of Dr. Uzma Yunus, mother, wife, and psychiatrist and metastatic breast cancer warrior. While fighting for her life,...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 21 – An Interview with Michigan Gubernatorial Candidate Abdul El Sayed

Abdul El Sayed stops by to talk to Calvin and I about his run for Governor of Michigan. Abdul shares his story – from his multicultural upbringing, becoming a...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 20 Reclaiming Her Voice

Unsung Heroes, Ep 20 Reclaiming Her Voice Reclaiming Her Voice *Content may be triggering Altovise Pelzer is Thee Voice Coach and helps women and victors of abuse and trauma...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 19 Color of Faith II – Uncovering Detroit’s Past

Unsung Heroes, Ep 19 Color of Faith II – Uncovering Detroit’s Past Professor Sally Howell from the University of Michigan Dearborn, author of the book Old Islam in Detroit....

Unsung Heroes, Ep 18 – Color of Faith Pt I

Unsung Heroes, Ep 18 – Color of Faith Pt I We delve into part one of a series of conversations on the intersection of faith and race. Todays conversation...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 17 – Being Brave Enough

Unsung Heroes, Ep 17 – Being Brave Enough We have the conversation with Dr. Sasha Shillcutt, cardiac anesthsiologist, wife, mother of four, national educator and now blogger, writer, and...