(Notes for the Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah)

The Afghan Ski Challenge — Women’s Edition

The third annual Afghan Ski Challenge kicks off above 10,000 feet in central Afghanistan. For the first time, the festival holds a race for Afghan women, seven skiers and a snowboarder.

All powder, no nonsense.

I originally filed this video/pics/article for the Al Jazeera English Magazine. Check it out here.

Afghan photos and more at


  Ninotchka wrote @

Such an inspirational piece about women, about a woman, about hope, about family, about love, about learning, about the political, about the indomitable human spirit. Tears to my eyes. Beautiful and strong!

  fhValen wrote @

Good to hear from you again. Old Lady

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