Born in 1990 to a Pashtun family in South Waziristan, a tribal region bordering Afghanistan, Maria is currently ranked fifty-fourth in the world and is Pakistan Number One at squash. The only way Maria could play sport as a girl was to disguise herself as a boy. When her gender was eventually 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, but 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 - 2 days ago
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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 5 days ago
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