Shireen Ahmed

Writer and advocate focusing on Muslim women in sports

Shireen Ahmed is a writer and advocate focusing on Muslim women in sports. She is an athlete, community organizer, and works with Youth of Colour on empowerment projects and is an avid sports coach and mentor. She is a regular contributor to Muslimah Media Watch, a Global Sports Correspondent for Safe World For Women and works on the Muslim Women in Sports website.

Her work has been featured and discussed in Racialicious, Policy Mic, The Globe and Mail, Jezebel, Islamic Monthly, Soccer Politics/ The Politics of Football, A Football Report, Huffington Post, Football Beyond Borders, International Museum of Women, Best Health Magazine, Aquila Style, Muslim Voices, Women Talk Sports and Footynions.

Shireen’s blog, Tales from a Hijabi Footballer, where her passion for sport, politics and women’s issues collide, has been recognized by Sports Media for its candid discussions. She drinks a lot of coffee.

Follow her on Twitter: @_shireenahmed_