The Hijabi Ballers project, based in the Greater Toronto Area, seeks to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of hijab-wearing athletes and increase representation by encouraging the participation of Muslim girls and women in sports.
The name Hijabi Ballers represents three things: being a female of Muslim faith, being an athlete, and being a boss. The project is meant to shine light on those who visibly represent their faith while portraying themselves as athletes, in the urban diaspora. The word 'baller' holds a strong connotation of being a boss, being successful and being bold. Although the word in a more traditional sense refers to basketball players, for the purposes of this project, 'ballers' is also to be seen as an umbrella term synonymous with 'athletes'.
Hijabi Ballers 2018 Programs will be launching soon... check back frequently for updates!