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Podcast Episode 21

Umbilical Cord

with Hasan Namir
Hosted by Danny Ramadan

Umbilical Cord

with Hasan Namir
Hosted by Danny Ramadan
Hasan Namir - Photo by Tarn Khare

Award winning author, public speaker and LGBTQ-Refugee activist, Danny Ramadan hosts this conversation on poetry, parenthood and hope with Lambda Literary and Stonewall Book Award-winner Hasan Namir.


Hasan’s latest acclaimed collection, Umbilical Cord , includes joyful perspectives about parenting, fatherhood and hope. These warm free-verse poems document the journey that he and his husband took to have a child. Between love letters to their young son, Namir shares insight into his love story with his husband, the complexities of the IVF surrogacy process and the first year as a family of three. Umbilical Cord is a heartfelt book for parents or would-be parents, with a universal message of hope.


Dear Child
Once upon a time
Your baba fell in love with your dad
We got married and dreamt of having a baby
A roller coaster of emotions and feelings
We were always hopeful


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