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Shireen Ahmed


Shireen Ahmed is a multi-platform Senior Contributor with CBC Sports, a TEDx speaker, a valued mentor, and an award-winning sports activist who focuses on the intersections of racism and misogyny in sports. She is a global expert on Muslim women in sport.

Shireen is the co-creator and co-host of the “Burn It All Down” feminist sports podcast team, and teaches Sports Journalism and Sports Media at Toronto Metropolitan University, in Toronto, Canada. She is happily married, has four amazing kids and a phenomenal cat. She drinks coffee as a tool of resistance.

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