Zahra Arabzada on Activism and Triumph from Geneva to Afghanistan

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This week on the Seneca Scene Zahra Arabzada tells her story of her life as a runner, starting in her home country of Afghanistan, and how her advocacy has impacted women in the United States as well as her home. Recounting her reasons for running in hijab in the U.S. and her work to advocate for female sports in Afghanistan. Zahra shares her incredible tale, proving that anyone can be a runner, no matter race, gender, or religious identity. Along the way, Zahra explains how growing up in Afghanistan shaped her desire to become a doctor and how running became a symbol of opportunity rather than just a part of survival. Make sure to follow Zahra’s story on her blog: https://www.thehijabirunner.com/

Listen to the full episode below and be sure to subscribe to The Seneca Scene on iTunes and on Spotify!

The Seneca Scene is the podcast for the Herald and is recorded each week on the campus of Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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