Skate Girls of Kabul exhibit tells ‘story of Afghan girls helping each other’

Skate Girls of Kabul exhibit tells 'story of Afghan girls helping each other'Aga Khan exhibit captures the fascinating stories of resilient, young skaters, empowerment and ‘the future’ of a war-torn country.

British portrait photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson had a hard time believing what she was reading.

It was late 2012 and she had stumbled upon a “two-inch column” in a London newspaper about a skateboarding program in Afghanistan.

“I thought: ‘Did I read that right?'” said Fulford-Dobson, remembering how she couldn’t associate Afghanistan, a country where it’s taboo for women to ride bikes, with young women on skateboards. “Here’s this conservative country where all I’ve heard is doom and gloom, and there was this little ray of hope for these girls.

“It was a beautiful and fascinating story.”

Source: Metro Toronto

Author: ismailimail

Independent, civil society media featuring Ismaili Muslim community, its achievements and humanitarian works.

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