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Penawar #2: Ramadan Culture & our Mental Health

  • Venue TBA by email after signup (map)

Ramadan is respected as a blessed and blissful month by Muslims everywhere. But what if that isn’t the case? What if Ramadan culture affects us negatively? What if it takes a toll on our bodies and our mental health? What if it subjects us to religious and moral policing? What if we are made to hide ourselves due to scrutiny?  

Who will benefit from this session...

  • Muslim-raised women and non-men between the ages 18-40

  • You want to have honest conversations about Ramadan surrounding mental health

  • Your existing mental health issues are affected during Ramadan

  • You may not always have positive experiences with Ramadan

This session is NOT for…

  • Men

  • Women not between the ages 18-40

  • You don’t want to hold space, or to respect those who may have personal experiences that doesn’t align with yours

  • You intend to preach or give unwanted advice about what is the right or wrong way to experience Ramadan to those raised Muslim

Slots available: 20 participants. This is to keep the support group intimate so that everyone can have a chance to express themselves.

Our Etiquette Statement (in summary):

  1. Respect what is confidential

  2. Don’t tell someone their Islam is wrong, or try to educate them

  3. Let everyone speak

  4. Come as you are

Not sure what the session topic would cover? Have a look at our session resources. (Don’t worry if the resources didn't cover your personal experiences—they’re still valid to talk about!)

Disclaimer: Penawar isn't a replacement for professional mental health support. We’re not able to provide you with immediate crisis care as that goes beyond our means. See our list of support services that you may find helpful.

Any questions about Penawar? Find your answer on our FAQ. Have a question we haven't answered? Ask away by contacting us.

Last day to sign up: 17 May 2019, Friday 11pm.

We’ll put you on a waitlist if all participant slots are filled up!

Later Event: July 28
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