Meet the Female Drift Racers of Palestine

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An all-female racing team is changing the cultural picture for women in Palestine.

In a conservative society that still expects little more of women than getting married and having kids, speed racing is not an obvious hobby to take on.

The Speed Sisters, Palestine’s first and only female drift racing team, are breaking these stereotypes at a costly personal expense.

Met with disrespect, ridicule and ultimatums to quit, Betty, Noor and Mona continue to live their dream of freedom and movement in a place where Israeli occupation has turned these concepts into a precarious pursuit.

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