As a promising female athlete from a conservative, male-dominated area of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai was forced to pose as a boy to learn her craft
In a mountainous land, where girls rarely leave their homes and sport is forbidden, a young child vows to follow her dream of becoming an athlete. To do so, she dresses as a boy.
The life of Maria Toorpakai, who overcame cultural restrictions to become an international squash player, reads like a Hollywood script.
It was a strange thing for people to accept a girl playing sport. I stuck out and people started noticing that