I love running long distances. I started running to overcome frustration and anger associated with social pressures of being a woman and expectations of society. I was always an outlier, I knew I hated conformity-anything and everything that constricts, depletes or erodes one’s personal power is harmful for the soul.
I fought my battles on my own, and I found relief in running. It was my outlet and my way of breaking stereotypes.
Now, I run to create awareness about issues such as women empowerment and gender development in developing countries.
Dr. Ambreen Zaman Riaz
Social Entrepreneur who enjoys rowing, deep sea diving, gamification, quantum mechanics (I know nothing about) and soul-searching conversations! Also, Hemingway and Kipling occasionally peppered with Robert frost with a hint of Mark Twain.