Sunday, July 18, 2010
Looking for a strong Arab woman role model?
Look no further than Jordanian body-builder Farah Malhass, 26 who aspires to become one of the few Arab woman to enter international body-building.
She'll be following in the footsteps of Dina Ali Fahad Al-Salim Al-Sabah (born February 28, 1974) from Kuwait- the first female Arab athlete to ever stand on the Olympia stage.
Malhass began training at 20, but soon came up against the disapproval of her family, who could not understand why she should chose to "deform my body and make myself look ugly."
Lets applaud Farah, and all Arab women who are attempting to break the mold of societal expectations