Emirati ice skater Zahra Lari has grow to be the first hijabi athlete to function on the cover of a health and way of life journal.
Women’s Health Middle East options 22-year-previous Lari on the cover of its December version. Lari wears the lately launched Nike Pro Hijab, a hijab particularly designed for sports activities.
“Being on the cover of Women’s Health is amazing,” stated Lari. “I’ve been reading it since forever. To be part of it, and to be the first one ever in a hijab on the cover, makes me so happy. I’m so proud and very, very honored to be able to do that. It’s amazing.”
“We can’t be more excited about our December issue,” added Danae Mercer, editor in chief of Women’s Health Middle East and Men’s Health Middle East.
“There’s been a dramatic growth of health and fitness from women in the region – just look at the rise in fitness events and things like Dubai Fitness Challenge. Women’s Health Middle East is all about showcasing some of the amazing local talent we have here. We are celebrating athletes, strength, women and empowerment.”
In November, Mattel launched a hijabi doll to their assortment, one impressed by Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad. Earlier this yr, hijabi weightlifter Anna Al Haddad spokestrongly about being a feminine athlete who competes coated.
And simply weeks in the past, Time journal named the Nike Pro Hijab one of many 25 greatest innovations of 2017.
“People don’t realise what a big difference the Nike Pro Hijab will make to all the Muslim girls out there,” stated Lari. “There are so many girls who don’t do sport because they can’t find the right thing to wear. This will help.”