Ruwayda: Discovering Ramadan for Myself

This after-school story and film workshop at the Bettye Davis East High School (2019) was led collaboratively by See Stories and Story Works, and generously funded by the Alaska Community Foundation. Students developed first person stories to create podcasts to share their cultures through each students’ unique lens.

Ruwayda shares her evolving relationship with fasting. When she first became old enough to participate in the fasting portion of Ramadan, she didn’t truly understand the impact and importance of participating. Over time she not only felt empowered by her fasting but experienced clarity and reconnection to her faith.

Land Acknowledgement

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