Sarah Moola is the only Muslim girl in the UK who competes in roller derby. Despite its reputation as an aggressive contact sport with women wearing raunchy costumes, Sarah adores roller derby and insists it does not clash with her religious beliefs. When she was meeting prospective husbands with her parents, Sarah was careful to choose someone who would be happy to let her pursue her love of roller derby.
I filmed for this about a month ago. I hope other muslims see it and realise that it’s possible to get involved in sport without compromising your faith.
I just transferred over to the LA Derby Dolls & was very excited to be able to shoot this last game as my bout duty. I’ve never shot sports before, & let me tell you I have a whole new respect for sports photographers. This is not easy! Practice makes perfect, in the mean time here are some of my favorite images from the game: