January 13, 2021
“I have overcome many obstacles in my athletic career, despite the fact that women have significantly less freedom than men in a city like Akre. Even my brothers didn’t want me to continue, but my father’s support helped me even go out of Akre and play for clubs in Hawler. Coming to Hawler was very good for me, I was able to learn Sorani dialect and got to marry a man from Koya. From the beginning, I was very nervous about how my husband feels about me playing sports. However, I was relieved when my father in law brought me athletic clothes and shoes as a gift. I didn’t understand that it was a gift right away, but my husband said that it meant that he was a supporter of mine and would like me to continue”.