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 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...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 16 The power of expressive healing

Unsung Heroes, Ep 16 The power of expressive healing Unsung Heroes, Ep 16 The power of expressive healing An inspirational conversation with founder of MIST (Muslim Interscholastic Tournament) and...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 15 – Untold Stories of Refugees

Unsung Heroes, Ep 15 – Untold Stories of Refugees There are a lot of myths about the refugee crisis and refugees coming to the US. Today we talk to...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 14 – Finding a Home Across Oceans

Unsung Heroes, Ep 14 – Finding a Home Across Oceans Dominique was born with a severe deformity and today I share her story, from the Ivory Coast to Chicago,...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 13 – Life is a Rough Draft Part I

Unsung Heroes, Ep 13 – Life is a Rough Draft Part I The first in our series highlighting Muslim American authors, Saba talks to writer Hena Khan about diversifying...

Unsung Heroes, Ep 12 – My Life as a Movie

Unsung Heroes, Ep 12 – My Life as a Movie Sultan Sharrief, filmmaker and social entrepreneur, talks about his journey in making his debut film Bilal’s Stand, growing up...

Unsung Heroes, Episode 11 – Re-Creating Family

Unsung Heroes, Episode 11 – Re-Creating Family We talk to Ranya Shbeib and Chantal Wentworth Mullin about supporting families through the fostering and adoption process and the non profits...

Unsung Heroes, Ep10 – Defining Dr Mom

Unsung Heroes, Ep10 – Defining Dr Mom Calvin and I talk to Dr. Hala Sabry, co founder of the group Physicians Mom Group, consisting of 60,000 doc moms. We...

Unsung Heroes, Episode 9 – Love Across the Aisle

Unsung Heroes, Episode 9 – Love Across the Aisle Saba and Calvin talk to Alicia Chandler, lawyer and interfaith advocate and Zarina Aftab, social worker, about finding friendship and...