THEDEEEVA ©2018

THE HUMAN WITHIN

This project is but a small tribute to all Egyptian female athletes that wont stop pushing their own limits until they become the next World Champions..

 

WHO AM I?

I’m young yet mature.. I draw strength from my own objectives.. I’m motivated by watching my future dreams become past achievements.. I carefully balance between life, school, and sports.. I compete in a sport divided into five.. I shoot, I swim, I fence, I run, I ride horses.. l qualified for three Olympics.. I’m yet to compete in the third.. I’m stressed by the constant urge to be the best I can be..  I’m happy when I travel to new places and meet new people.. I dont accept making the same mistake twice.. I fear all my efforts going in vain.. I’m sad when others ask me to let go of more difficult dreams.. I accept loss as it provides lessons before time they become needed.. No matter how hard I fall I will always get up stronger.. I balance femininity and athleticism.. I’m not just any girl.. I’m a female athlete.. I'm an Egyptian.. I’m Haidy Adel..

WHO AM I?

I’m both confident and shy.. I’m never told when to quit, only I choose when to quit, and I never quit.. I know I’m a winner, the higher the stakes the stronger I win..  I live, eat, and breathe exercise..  I compete in a male dominated sport.. I kick high, I punch fast, but I never harm my opponent.. l ‘m capable of achieving anything I set my mind to.. I’ve made victories when everyone thought it impossible.. I train vigorously twice a day two hours each..  I’m happy when I make my family proud of my achievements.. I travel like men, train like men, and compete like men.. I fear being the reason of my own failure.. I feel sad when I know I didn’t give all I have.. I hate loosing.. My role model is me, an endlessly evolving version of my best self.. I believe in pure willingness over raw intelligence.. I wish everybody could love sports the way I do.. I just cant stop smiling.. I’m an ordinary girl with an extraordinary sense of commitment.. I’m a female athlete.. I'm an Egyptian..  I’m Areeg Rashed Shash.

WHO AM I?

I’m the fun in every gathering.. I find strength in my past achievements.. I don't loose even when I don't win..  I use my surroundings as my training ground.. I compete in a sport where endurance is key.. In my sport every second counts.. I must run, swim and cycle until I can no longer stand.. I don't feel like I've won until I've earned it.. Everytime I compete the track is different, the water is different, and the road is different.. I decide where to exercise..  I'm friends with the sun running on a hot summer day.. I’m happy when I reach a goal even I thought it difficult.. I might not train like a girl but I sure can dress up like one.. Exceeding my own limits is my real win.. I feel sad when I'm being lied to.. I dont confront liars  I drop them.. My mistakes are my wakeup call, being too confident makes me less than what I can be.. I avoid negativity, believe in myself, and reach my goals through solid steps.. I believe in creating my own happy place.. I respect the strength of my competition.. I’m a female athlete.. I'm an Egyptian..  I’m Rehab Hamdy.

WHO AM I?

I’m the warrior behind a mask.. I find strength in my fathers words “Believe in God, Believe in yourself”.. I have earned a win after a strong loss.. I’ve risen victorious after lying defeated.. I search for weak points and surprise my opponent.. I use a weapon to fight but use my mind to win.. In my sport I must remain focused.. I must watch vigilantly and strike swiftly.. I see myself winning over and over before I actually do.. I keep on pushing because I keep on breaking my own limits.. I'm always happy surrounded by family.. I feel motivated being a girl knowing my wit is enough to beat anyone.. I feel sad when those I care for don’t in return.. I never stop doing.. I always want to give more.. I look up to my mom’ s strength and power.. I respect those who defy their circumstances to reach their goals.. I’m a female athlete.. I'm an Egyptian.. I’m Yara Elsharkawy..

WHO AM I?

I seem gentle but I can act tough.. I find strength in my long history of effort.. I choose sports.. I stood strong for what I believed in.. I had to prove I was worthy.. I don’t really fight, I dance precisely with my weapon.. In my sport movement is everything.. I take step after step until I gracefully defeat my opponent .. I watch for the signs guiding me on the path to success.. I keep on pushing because It’s never let me down.. I'm happy when I sing out loud.. I there be anything more special than a girl doing sports.. I feel sad when I can’t show others how much they mean to me.. I take everything with a grain of salt.. I‘m addicted to the sweet taste of victory.. I wish I could be as strong as my mother.. I know that fear has no place with God on my side.. I’m a female athlete.. I'm an Egyptian.. I’m Lina Orabi..

WHO AM I?

I’m the dreamer that not afraid to dream big.. I find strength in the happiness of my support system.. I choose to win.. I see myself on the podium before it even starts.. I cant be stopped even by illness.. I need but a few seconds to take the lead.. In my sport I choose precision.. I must want something to get it .. I balanced school and sports while fighting my own body.. I dont plan my day but I’m in control of it’s outcome.. I'm happy around childhood friends enjoying our conversation.. I can cook and still do sports.. I don’t believe in boy sports and girl sports, its all sports.. I’m feel sad when anyone thinks they can replace my love to a friend.. I set goals and I reach them.. I loose with a big heart.. I love winning, it gives me a sense of fulfillment .. I dream that someday I will become the best of the best.. I look up to my coach.. I never stop learning.. I will never stop dreaming.. I’m a female athlete.. I'm an Egyptian.. I’m Noura Monier..

WHO AM I?

I’m my own creation a work of art that started as part of my imagination.. I find strength looking back at every second I invested in becoming a winner.. I express myself through sports.. I smile specially when its impossible to do so.. I’m my own fictional character that knows nothing but winning.. I need to focus because every slight movement counts.. In my sport its all about your technique.. My sport is measured by distance.. The further me and my trust companion drift apart the better I score to win.. I try to always stay well composed.. I’m only happy with my results when I know I gave it my best.. I lose it when I’m arrogant and make it when I control my ego.. I'm happy when my family are all gathered to cheer for me.. I wont quit at any certain age, I will choose when to quit.. I treat people for who they are not for their exceptions.. I’m feel sad when I think of loosing those dear to my heart.. I create my own world with shapes and colors from my imagination.. Losing is just life tutoring me.. I love winning and knowing all my efforts paid off.. When I dream I always see myself as the best.. I look up several people each for their unique traits.. I always ask myself what am I trying to deliver.. I always look for the value in everything I try to accomplish.. I’m a female athlete.. I'm an Egyptian.. I’m Salma Shams..

WHO AM I?

I’m the pride in every unique achievement.. I find strength in knowing that I’m about to accomplish what no did before.. I choose the sport I love, and nothing can stop love.. I’ve achieved what no Egyptian has before.. I choose my goals and never stop until I reach them.. I use both speed and precision to claim a win.. In my sport it happens so fast you can’t even blink.. Fast like a ball light as a feather, my racket will chase it and never let it settle.. I know I will win they realize they have lost.. I would seem hard headed but thats only to get it.. I’m happy being what no one has become.. I'm not the weak link, I’m always part of the win.. I train more than men to be even stronger than them.. I fear to ever feel unprepared.. I’m feel sad when other work hard on belittling  my achievements.. Loosing is me not doing my best. I train to win and hate to loose, it’s just not what I’m looking for.. When I dream I always see an olympic medal around my neck.. I always respect those with great willingness and motivation.. I believe that everyone get there at their own pace.. God has in store for each of us what dwarfs what we wish for ourselves.. I’m a female athlete.. I'm an Egyptian.. I’m Doha Hany..

WHO AM I?

I’m the one focused on the light at the end of each tunnel.. I use negativity to feed my strength.. I always imagine myself crossing the finish line first.. No matter how down I feel I pull myself back up .. I dont have time to think all I do is push.. Time is my best friend and greatest enemy.. In my sport I make wind look static.. Running for me is breathing without it I would suffocate.. From start to finish all I consume are mere seconds.. I pursue my passion because doing so makes me smile. I’m happy when I make my mother happy.. Happiness is always a moment so i enjoy it.. I let out my little monster on the track, but when I’m done I just a cute girl.. I’m only stubborn when it gets me where I want.. I’m afraid of the moment when I wont be able to.. I don’t like making mistakes, and losing means I’ve made one.. I’m feel sad when I’m told I’m good when in fact I’m not.. I would rather  my achievements being admired than me.. I dream of one day setting the new world record.. I want to leave my legacy behind.. I always respect those who prove themselves right despite everyone else saying they can’t.. I follow instructions only when I understand why.. I will always ask questions, it’s just how I learn.. I’m a female athlete.. I'm an Egyptian.. I’m Dina Walid..

WHO AM I?

I believe that balance is the main cause of success.. I use all previous work and effort for strength when I need it most.. It all starts with the right mindset, everything has to be in the right place.. The strongest comeback always follows a devastating setback.. I set goals and keep pushing hard until I get there.. My mother the cornerstone of my success.. In my sport all I have to do is fly.. I run with my pole til the moment I takeoff.. The risk of not knowing where I might land is one I look forward to.. I aim so high the sky is my limit.. I’m happy when I when break my own records and set new ones for others to break.. I’m afraid of getting an injury that would stop me from flying..  I feel sad when I lose a dear friend, a true friend’s support can’t be replaced.. I’ve been blessed with very strong arms.. My dream is to compete in the next world championship.. My sport has taught me to withstand stress.. My mother is my super hero and always has my back.. Always plan for the future, you never now when its here.. Never give in to disappointment, dedicate your all to reach your goal.. I’m a female athlete.. I'm an Egyptian.. I’m Fatema Elbendary..

WHO IS NEXT?