Posted on 16th March 2017 by Fiona
I’m reading a wonderful book with my daughter, Goodnight Stories For Rebel Girls. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of 100 extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world.
The stories are so inspirational and the illustrations beautiful. One of my favourite so far is about UAE’s first female Weight Lifter, Amna Al Haddad.
Once a self confessed overweight and unfit journalist, Amna started getting physically active and eventually became a weightlifter and even took on the quest to represent her country at Rio.
I love her ethos, that whatever your age, religion or ethnicity, sport is good for everyone.
“When things gets tough, just get tougher”