Teenage Boxer Amaiya Zafar Is a Ring Leader

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When Amaiya Zafar laces up for a fight, she not only brings out the gloves, shorts, and shoes, but also her hijab. In this episode of The Secret Life of Muslims, Zafar talks about how just getting into the ring to compete was a fight in itself.

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Alex Clark is a video journalist and filmmaker covering social inequality, the internet and American politics. He's a Senior Producer at GMG and instructs video at Columbia Journalism School.