As diverse as the world is, the narrative is not. There are a lot of issues that are left unchallenged and ignored in our cultures and narratives that mainstream media just does not capture. This is why Yalla! Let’s Talk. (YLT) was born. We want to provide a forum through our media outlets and events to hear and amplify different perspectives and initiatives.
YLT has evolved into a purpose-driven media company and a platform giving a voice to Arab-Identifying Millennials and Gen Z around the world. We will challenge you to stay curious, think critically, and address issues that you don’t normally talk about.
We currently do this through;
- an off-print magazine
- Weekly event series online (Virtual Cafés)
- The Third Culture Talks podcast
- a Youtube show
- event series in coffee shops (YLT Café Series) in 6 different cities globally
- The largest conference (YLT CON) for young Arabs in North America and Europe
In 2017, Hani Al-Dajane started Yalla! Let’s Talk. as a YouTube channel out of his desire (and lowkey frustration) to create more dialogue on stigmatized and underrepresented issues in the Arab-identifying community. Hani approached Co-Founder, Mais Alwash, a good friend from the University of Toronto, with the idea of addressing issues that are left unchallenged and ignored in our cultures, as well as providing the forum to hear and amplify different views. YLT soon became one of the fastest growing initiatives for young Arabs in North America. In 2020, YLT re-launched as a purpose-driven media company and platform with a mission of creating representation and amplifying the diverse voices of Arab Millennials and Gen Z. Product Manager, Meis Al-Falahe, joined and spearheaded the YLT development in London, UK, as well as establishing a podcast under the YLT umbrella. Today, there is a large team of enthusiastic and dedicated individuals who run the YLT platform and its global chapters.
To learn more about the people behind YLT, check out the information below.
MEET OUR TEAM
We are a passionate group of Arab-identifying Millennials and Gen Z who work together to amplify diverse narratives and address underrepresented issues in our community.