First U.S athlete to compete at Olympics in Hijab , Ibtihaj Muhammad
“A successful woman is one who can build a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at her.”
A woman is an unstoppable force. Today women are building billion-dollar brands, calling shots in financial markets, breaking records in every field.One such women is Ibtihaj Muhammad the New Jersey-born athlete and entrepreneur , she runs her own modest fashion brand, Louella
First U.S athlete to compete at Olympics in Hijab. She won the bronze medal in fencing.
When asked , why she chose to play in Hijab ??
She says ,
“MY HIJAB IS A PART OF WHO I AM”
She further says , “I’ve always been an athlete. My parents encouraged not just myself but all my siblings to be in sports. What I loved most about fencing was it allowed me to pursue my desire to be involved in sports, but also allowed me to be myself as Muslim woman. I didn’t have to change anything about myself for the sport in order to participate, and I think that’s always what has kept me in it–it was just this conscious decision that I made to change the face of Team USA. I wanted the U.S. fencing team to be more diverse and I thought, what better way to do that than to buckle down and qualify for a United States team?
Watch this video!!
She further talks about her Fashion Brand Louella
Louella started in 2014, it’s been a whirlwind of excitement. I’ve been able to do something a little bit different from my life as a professional athlete. It’s great to begin this company that I feel fills a void within the U.S. market…It’s not the easiest thing to do, but I’m a planner. I’m very goal oriented.
A model wearing outfit from Louella
All the best to Ibtihaj Muhammad for her future endeavors!!