The Digital Sisterhood launched back in 2021 and has since drawn a huge international audience
Wednesday evening into Thursday is the beginning of Ramadan.
It is a holy month when observers fast from sunrise to sunset and turn inward to pray, reflect and spend time with loved ones.
The creators of the podcast The Digital Sisterhood hope to help people do just that.
The show focuses on the stories of Muslim women in a space where religion, faith and community mix with topics like like sexual assault and suicide. But the episodes are also full of happier and lighter moments like love and Twitter comments.
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Since the show first launched back in 2021 it’s drawn a huge international audience. At the end of last year, the podcast had more than 10 million downloads. Season three is due to be released.
Woodbury, Minn.-based Muna Scekomar is producer, editor and one of the founders of the show.
MPR News host Cathy Wurzer talked with her ahead of Ramadan on Wednesday.
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This is such a holy time in the Muslim world. What’s on your mind heading into this time?
I think it’s a wonderful opportunity to reset and to take a pause from the drone of everyday. Everybody’s hustling, trying to get something done for themselves.