Girls At Dhabas

By Lou Boyd for Cooler Magazine

Dozens of women across Pakistan’s major cities came together for a female-only bike race, aimed at challenging male dominance of public spaces in the country. The movement is the brainchild of Sadia Khatri who, after studying in Mount Holyoke and spending time in Nepal, realized that she had a dismal relationship with Karachi and wanted to make a change.

Meet the women who are changing the perception that it is inappropriate for a female or a gender non-conforming person to exist in public spaces.