Undoing restrictions : A short documentary

Rakhshinda Shakir
Posted August 21, 2020
Women foreign to sports, but not anymore.

If women in sports were a distant dream earlier, let it be a sheer reality today in our culture.  If women were excluded from healthy activities earlier, let's welcome them to look after their health today.   

Despite hurdles and hindrances, smashing the ball is worth it.  Women for so long have remained foreign to sports, but not anymore. 

This video is a small tribute to encourage women in sports and special thanks to all the participants,  their passion for sport, and their consent to share it with other women with the same zeal to undo constraints. 

Please find a short documentary about undoing stereotypes below the link provided. Show love by subscribing to the channel, leaving  comments on YouTube and showing solidarity with other women participating in the video. 

Much love in advance.

https://youtu.be/Ou6f9-LQc5U

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Hello, Rakshinda,

Wow, you play soccer! So cool. That would have been my sport because I enjoyed a game called kickball (like baseball but you kick the ball instead of batting it) as a girl. Unfortunately, I'm kinda flat-footed, so I trip when I run so fast. Haha.

Thank you for acknowledging women in sports. Yes! We want to see more women participating in sports. Thanks for sharing the documentary!

Mariama Kallon
Aug 22
Aug 22

Thanks for sharing this documentary and for encouraging women in sports.
I wish I could play soccer but I was not allowed to do sport at early age all in the name of culture.
I surely subscribed to the YouTube channel.

I love seeing women participating in sports.

Lol sister
Mariama.

Jill Langhus
Aug 22
Aug 22

Hello Dear Rakhshi,

What a great little video. Thanks so much for sharing. I would've never thought that playing volleyball in gym class in school was a privilege, but of course it is if you're not able to play it at all. Keep at it... you know I so admire your spirit and determination!

Hope you and your family are well and that you're having a great weekend!

XX

Rakhshinda Shakir
Aug 24
Aug 24

Dearest Jill,
Forever, forever grateful to have you stand side by me. Thank you so much, so much more to do. Be with us :)

Jill Langhus
Aug 24
Aug 24

Hello!

Aw, thanks, Love. Sweet of you to say:-)

Yes, but you will get there... I have so much faith in you, your determination, and mission, and of course your community will be with you every step of the way, as always:-)

XX

Tamarack Verrall
Aug 23
Aug 23

Dear Rakhshinda,
This is the most powerful video and story about women's right to play hard and fast in sports. The whole video takes us on this journey, and what a celebration of victory and the great feeling of playing, and playing well!

Laetitia Shindano
Aug 24
Aug 24

Tres chere

Merci pour le partage qui fait la promotion des droits de la femme.
A bientot

Laetitia

Rakhshinda Shakir
Aug 24
Aug 24

Dear Tam,
There are some hard challenges we still face in our part of the world, while the comments and men's approach to these activities are terrible, yet nothing can stop us from playing. The cage has been freed now, it is time to celebrate. :)
Thank you for your never-ending encouragement. I want this video to go so viral, so people know these actual problems still exist in some corners of the world.
<3

Krizelle Manzano
Aug 26
Aug 26

What an uplifting documentary! The video itself was so BEAUTIFULLY shot and I admired the journey you all took — early mornings and crossing streams to play volleyball as the sun rises — and how you showed how inspiring women in sports can be. I admire all of your passion and dedication!

Andrace
Aug 29
Aug 29

Hi Rakhshinda,
Thank you for encouraging us. Your video is super cool. I am guilty and I need to exercise as I need to be healthy. :)

Big hugs, Sis.

lemonadelemon
Aug 30
Aug 30

Thank you for sharing ❤️