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Celebrate South Asian Heritage Month with the Tough Girl Podcast! (Part 2)

Mara Hafezi - The Fit Londoner: Ironman UK, Wadi Rum Ultra marathon 2018

Mara completed a multi-stage ultra marathon off her bucket list by taking part in the Wadi Rum Ultra marathon in 2018. The race was held in the desert in Jordan, and involved running just over 250km in five days!

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Zahrah Mahmood - aka 'The Hillwalking Hijabi’ sharing more about her passion for the outdoors.

Zahrah is a Muslim woman of South Asian heritage, who lives in Scotland. Zahrah got into hiking three years ago when a friend took her out for a walk to reduce the stress of her chartered accountant exams.

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Mya-Rose Craig - “Bird Girl” - 18-year-old British Bangladeshi top world teen birder

“I love birds and wildlife & am a naturalist, conservationist and environmentalist wanting to save our planet and everything on it. I believe that we have to do everything we can to save the environment from damage and I want to try and persuade as many people about that as possible, especially those in power." - Mya-Rose

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Vedangi Kulkarni - The youngest woman to have circumnavigated the world on bicycle.

Vedangi Kulkarni recently became the youngest woman to have circumnavigated the world on bicycle. It took her 160 days to pedal 29000km, across 14 countries. She was 19 when she started, and 20 when she finished. Most of her journey was solo and unsupported.

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South Asian Heritage Month - seeks to raise the profile of British South Asian heritage and history in the UK through education, arts, culture and commemoration, with the goal of helping people to better understand the diversity of present-day Britain and improve social cohesion across the country.


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