September 15, 2014
Motivational Monday: The Mulan of Squash
This week's Motivational Monday features Maria Toor Pakai, female-champion squash player from Pakistan.
Maria hails from South Waziristan, home of the Taliban, where she was hindered from fulfilling her dream to become the best squash player of the world due to extremist' views that women sports were un-Islamic. The young protege currently resides in the United States where she is being trained by retired professional squash player, Johnathan Power. Tune in below to see Maria recount her struggle to pursue her passion and how she transitioned to the U.S.