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Celebrate South Asian Heritage Month with the Tough Girl Podcast! (Part 3)

Ruqsana Begum - World's first female Muslim boxing champion.

As a young woman from a Bangladeshi, Muslim family, Ruqsana struggled for years to balance her faith and culture with the fast, furious and brutal sport she fell in love with - even hiding her trophies. Now she's fighting to help other young Muslim women to find their own balance between fitness and faith.

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Nazia Khatun @fitnessrebornuk1 - An award winning fitness specialist, connecting neuroscience and fitness

Nazia has been defying stereotypes from an early age, from fitting into her role as an athlete and what would be accepted as a Bangladeshi female.

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Monisha Rajesh - Author of “Around the World in 80 Trains”, Nat Geo Traveller Book of the Year.

Monisha Rajesh @monisha_rajesh is a British journalist and travel writer whose writing has appeared in Time magazine, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vanity Fair and The Sunday Telegraph in which she wrote a monthly column about travelling the world by train.

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Mariam Berrada - The @hijabi.hiker who is excited about sharing her journey into the outdoors

“I’m a hobbyist writer, avid hiker and tutor in my spare time, and work full time in Oncology research. A proud woman of colour, I’m excited about sharing my journey into the outdoors to encourage more diversity and healing from the world we all share.” - Mariam

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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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