Born in a Pashtun family in 1990 in South Waziristan, a tribal region bordering Afghanistan, Maria is currently ranked 54th in the world, and is Pakistan No. 1. The only way Maria could play sport as a woman was to disguise herself as a boy. When her gender was revealed in order for her to train professionally in squash, Maria and her family received death and kidnap threats as her actions were perceived as 'un-Islamic.' The Pakistani national squash federation provided security for her home and training venue, however Maria decided it was a safer option to seek an opportunity to train internationally.Maria lives and trains in Toronto, Canada, under former professional squash player Jonathon Power.
I believe,Women are Good or Good & stupid while Men are Good or Bad! Women siding with men on harrassmemt issues is… https://t.co/DV5ssoxuPz
by @MariaToorpakai - yesterday
Many stories are unfolding ! #MeToo. Thanks to all those strong women who took the first step & showed the path... https://t.co/xF22gNdbLN
by @MariaToorpakai - 2 days ago
Very brave of her to come out. Women are fearless & their voice matter ! Pakistan is changing #MeToo! Former... https://t.co/9fJBpHMOpB
Hah, what Honor ?? Honor is in speaking the truth, Honor is in being real, Honor is in being just to yourself &... https://t.co/CIjpa8de1X
by @MariaToorpakai - 3 days ago
RT @OsloFF: Watch @MariaToorpakai's #OsloFF in NY talk about the obstacles she faced to become a squash star in Pakistan: https://t.co/ikPA…
by @MariaToorpakai - 4 days ago
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