In an effort to divert from a heavily curated public image, Ara emerged from quarantine as a celebration of the things we tell ourselves we can’t speak of. In its current iteration, it is a podcast channel where Mthayel interviews people and converses on topics that are brave and unconventional; being human, being a woman, self-actualization, what it means to be spiritual.

There is great emphasis on topics that are often hushed, but without being provocative. It is also, like its founder, shape-shifting but with intent, care, and consciousness.