To the Sports loving ladies, I didn’t forget about you!
In 2016, Ibtihaj Muhammad became the first hijab wearing muslim woman to represent the US at the Olympics. After winning the bronze medal in the team sabre event at the Summer Games in Rio, she became the first female Muslim-American athlete to win an Olympic medal. During her school years, Muhammad loved sports and participated in them. Her mom would alter her uniforms out of religious observance for women to dress modestly. At 13, Muhammad discovered fencing and began studying the sport in middle & high school. While attending Duke University on a scholarship, she earned three consecutive All-America Honors, placed second at the mid-Atlantic/South Regional and 21st at the Junior Olympics. She has earned numerous medals and in 2012, was named Muslim Sportswoman of the Year. In addition to being a fencing champion, she’s also a speaker and an entrepreneur, with her own online shop called Louella, targeting those looking for an affordable fashion alternative for the Muslim market.