Brownbook: Speed Sisters
by Katy Gilet
It is not common to find female street-car racers and in the Arab world it is near impossible. But, in the Palestinian West Bank there is a whole team of women, known as The Speed Sisters, professionally racing around the streets of Ramallah, completely shattering misguided stereotypes as they go.
This is a story that has captured much international attention in the past few years. It is a tale of Mona, Marrah, Noor, Betty and Maysoon (the manager) who are stunning speed freaks ultimately determined to fulfil their passion and open the world’s eyes to the opportunities available to women in the Middle East.
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