“When did you first start fasting?”

“Um, wow, I was probably about ten or eleven years old. I always remember Ramadan growing up because the whole neighbourhood would just, you know, um, swap food. So like my mum would give me like a, like a, plate covered with a kitchen role napkin and she’ll point me towards which doors to go to and say: ‘OK you need to go to that one and come back with the plate and then go to that one.’ And vice versa, it was awesome.”

Nadeem Javaid
Born 1985
Interviewed March 2014
Photo 1989