Women to Celebrate during Women’s History Month: Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj Muhammad: This US fencer has made important strides for Muslim girls everywhere. Muhammad, who fences foil, observes Hijab both on and off the fencing strip and has forwarded the inclusion of conservative dress in both sports and high fashion. In interviews, Muhammad recounts the bullying and teasing she received as a youth and how she hopes the combination of her athleticism and proud faith will inspire other young Muslim and Black girls to push on, no matter what. Recently, the Olympian has partnered with Mattel to create a hijab-wearing Barbie.

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