When I first started this project it was part of my master’s thesis project and it was housed here (Wa-Amae). You are wondering what does “Wa-Amae” stands for: Wa-Amae is derived from Japanese ideology of peace and deep social interdependence: Wa (wah) translates to harmony; and Amae (ah-ma-ee) translates to, ‘look to others for affection’ and focuses on sustaining respect and humility through maintaining a strong collective relationship to helping one another. This new website will still focus on sports and women but I am tweaking my focus more towards women (minority women such as Muslim women) and action sports. This topic is something that I care about and I am well versed in due to my academic, professional and personal experiences. The concept of social inclusion drives me to share stories through this platform especially since there is limited coverage on women and sports in general and more so about Muslim women and sports.
I am excited to discuss this topic!