The long fast: A young Puget Sound woman prepares for Ramadan

Produced by Katy Sewall
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The fireplace of Amina Al-Sadi's home during Ramadan.

Produced by Katy Sewall

Presenting Amina on Ramadan, a three-part series sharing the life of a young Muslim woman in Puget Sound.

This year in the west, the Muslim holy month of Ramadan lines up with the summer solstice, and fasting days are the longest they've been in decades. Amina Al-Sadi is a 25-year-old American Muslim and Northwest native. Our series begins with her perspective on giving up food and drink during the longest days of summer.


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About the Authors & Contributors

Katy Sewall

Katy Sewall

Katy Sewall is a journalist, radio host and podcast consultant. For nine years, she was Lead Producer (and occasional host) of KUOW's "Weekday" with Steve Scher. She has also worked with "RadioLab" and "A Prairie Home Companion." She currently produces and co-hosts the popular podcast "The Bittersweet Life" found on iTunes, Sticher, etc., and at