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Shouting loud

Shouting loud

NB: During the welcome to this episode of The Different Stories Podcast and during the conversation itself, you will hear it referred to as The Other Stories Podcast.

That was the original name of the podcast until we were requested to change it in November 2023, due to the presence of another podcast of the same name, of a completely different genre.

The podcast is now known as The Different Stories Podcast across all platforms.


A victim of childhood trauma and cultural abuse from a very young age, Saba Ali went on to build her own life and to find her voice outside of her South Asian community. But that’s not been without its own physical and emotional challenges. In this episode she shares parts of her story and also talks about managing her life with Fibromyalgia, a chronic and debilitating condition. To hear how she went on to become a PA for a number of celebrities and ultra-high net worth individuals and is now an advisor for many organisations on childhood trauma, cultural abuse and hate crime listen in to this week’s episode.

Saba now uses her credible lived experience, voice and platform to encourage others to stand up and stand together. She works with various clients highlighting the mental health and wellbeing of young people, lack of support they receive, issues with cultural identity, Islamophobia, racism, sexism and all forms of homophobia/transphobia.


About the host Rachel Maunder

Rachel Maunder is a Story Coach, helping people find and craft their personal stories for greater engagement through speaking. Her secret sauce includes a blend of an ability to spot the key parts of a story and to highlight those in a relatable way. With a lifelong curiosity around what makes people different Rachel is an advocate and ally of acceptance and inclusion. Combine that with her gentle way of drawing people’s stories out of them and you’ll start to see Rachel’s motivation behind creating The Different Stories Podcast. Rachel coaches individuals and runs bespoke workshops for organisations.

You can find her contact details or book a complimentary exploratory call here:

DISCLAIMER: Any views, thoughts and opinions shared and expressed in this podcast belong solely to the host and guest speakers. Please carry out your own due diligence.


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