“Suhoor Stories” is a government radio program that introduces the Dutch to Muslim life. The program, which is broadcast live and presented by seven Dutch Muslim women, seeks to demystify the month of Ramadan for non-Muslim audiences in the country.

Akshar said that it is difficult to ignore the constant stigmatization of Muslims in the media landscape, which portrays them as “predators or criminals” on screens. She concluded her speech by saying, “Film directors like to make me, as a Muslim woman, resist the way I was raised”