Growing Up As A Muslim Basketball Player
When I was younger, every game, every practice, every basketball tournament, I was the only one who looked different. I knew my scarf would place the utmost attention on me while on the court, so therefore I could not perform terribly. Everyday that I practiced I went hard, and I promised myself that I would not disappoint my religion and that I will set an example for younger Muslim girls in my community to have the courage to play the sport they love, while being sincere to themselves and to their religion. We as Muslim women have to be great because all eyes are on us. We have to stand out because of our skill level not because of the way we dress. We have to prove to everyone watching us that Muslim girls can hoop too! I have been feautured on Overtime, a social media powerhouse for youth in sports after many viral basketball videos that I have posted on my social media pages. My videos have over 50 million views combined and they can be found on my social media pages, like instagram, twitter and tiktok.
Overtime Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYEE9_aanU0