It means that women all over the world who are considering what it means to reclaim their beauty and privacy will have another way in front of them. They will have the knowledge of a strong, courageous teenager who wasn't afraid to be different. Wodjan embraced her identity as a person first and foremost. She didn't need to put on a teeny bikini or skin-tight lyrca to prove she was an athlete. Wodjan knew who she was and worked it. Women need role models like this.
May Allah continue to guide and protect all the athletes at this year's London Olympics.
WODJAN WILL COMPETE IN HIJAB
Wodjan Shahrkhani in a Sports Hijab for Judo
Wodjan Shahrkhani Putting Safety Last
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