U.S. Olympic Medalist and Change Agent

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I am ibtihaj.

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U.S. Olympic Medalist

2016 Olympic Medal winning sabre fencer, she is widely known for being the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the Olympics.

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Time's Most Influential

Named to Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential list, Ibtihaj is an important figure in a global discussion. Her voice transcends the world of sports. 

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Groundbreaking "Barbie" Deal

Announced at Glamour's Women of the Year summit, the latest doll in Barbie's "Shero" collection will be modeled after Muhammad.

"I'm proud to know that little girls everywhere can now play with a Barbie who chooses to wear hijab! This is a childhood dream come true."

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Si's fashionable 50: The difference maker

“When we feel good, we look our best and we present ourselves in the best manner. I think now more than ever athletes are expressing themselves with what they wear.”

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PROUD, A memoir from ibtihaj muhammad

Available now from Hachette Books. 

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"Lead each day with love."


Business Visionary


With an extraordinary passion for fashion, Ibtihaj and the Louella team bring modest, fashion forward clothing to the world via their online storefront. Named the "Difference Maker" on Sports Illustrated's 2017 Top 50 Most Fashionable Athletes, Ibtihaj takes pride in her role dressing women to look and feel their best.

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"Through Louella, everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway."



Dedicated to change

Sport is powerful. Sport is magnetic. And sport brings people together. Ibtihaj Muhammad has felt the power of sport in her career, perhaps peaking at the 2016 Olympic Games, representing the United States on the highest level and winning the eyes, ears and admiration of her country.

Her journey didn't start there, however. Muhammad remembers always looking "different" on teams and at competitions. She fought obstacles from a young age attributed to race and religion.

She found that ultimately sport is about how good you can be and not about appearance or dress. Muhammad is devoted to leading by example,  unapologetic in challenging misconceptions and demanding equality.

She hopes to one day leave a legacy greater than sport.

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