Female Iranian Motorcross Rider Is Breaking Barriers
Female Iranian Motorcross Rider.
There are four words you don’t expect to see in the same sentence.
That’s the thing.
Behnaz Shaffiei is all about changing how people see the world.
Especially, how women are seen in her home country of Iran.
Behnaz has been riding motorcycles since she was 15-years-old.
Keep in mind, Iran is a country where women are banned from riding motorcycles in public.
Shoot, women aren’t even allowed to attend sporting events as spectators, let alone compete.
This won’t stop this amazing 26-year-old dynamo.
There are few women in Iran, like Behnaz, who are competing anyway. Behnaz is the only Iranian woman to have competed professionally.
And, she has dreams beyond Iran.
She wants to be a world champion.
You can see her in action in this report from the BBC.
Find a nice article and intereview with her from The Guardian Newspaper.