Salim Uqdah is a Certified Mediator, Certified Divorce Coach, Collaborative Neutral, FINRA Securities Arbitrator, and the owner of Uroboros Mediations. Salim specializes in family mediation for the LGBTQ+ community. His previous experience at the Mecklenburg Courthouse, paralegal education, and exposure to various areas of disputes are combined to craft the best compromises for families. Salim focuses on his clients’ humanity to foster practicality.
In this episode, Salim and Sherry dig into divorce and mediation within the LGBTQ+ community. Salim shares the different perspectives on family, the gender binary, and power that he takes into account when working with his clients. This is an important discussion about the impact of intersectionality on equity, egalitarian conversations, and the assignment of value in relationships that fall outside of the heteronormative expectations.