I Can Be She is a campaign to share the diverse stories of Muslim women in Britain today, capturing the spirit of everyday activists, visionaries and pioneers – their passions, their experiences, and the paths which led them to dedicate their lives to their causes.
Olympic athlete Tahmina Kohistani was Afghanistan's only female competitor in the London 2012 Olympics, competing in the 100m. In this short film she describes her passion for the games, what it's like to be Afghanistan's only female competitor, and why she believes more women should take part in sports.
The "I Can Be She" project (ICBS) began in 2010 and features an exhibition and workshop series that brings together artists through the visual arts. Like Muslima, ICBS helps to facilitate Muslim women in describing their lives in their own words by sharing their views with a broad audience. ICBS has produced over 12 films in their Women Today series and numerous others in their Forgotten Heritage series which focuses on the powerful role that Muslim women have played through history. Visitors to the site can watch an 11-minute short film about Noor Inayat Khan, the first and only Asian recruited by the Special Operations Executive as a secret agent during World War II or hear from Buthainah Albeity, a basketball player and financial analyst from Saudia Arabia.