"What a clear-eyed and amazing memoir.... I plowed through it.... Ibtihaj's story is at once so deeply personal and amazingly universal."
—Jacqueline Woodson, National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author of Brown Girl Dreaming and Another Brooklyn
"Her story is inspiring and illuminating."
—The Christian Science Monitor
"A tumultuous, unforgettable tale of perseverance and faith."
—The Chicago Tribune
"[Ibtihaj's] stories of fighting racism and xenophobia are inspiring... but Muhammad's battles with her own demons are equally brave and 100 percent relatable."
"Ibtihaj Muhammad is as sharp with her words as she is with a sabre."
—The National (United Arab Emirates)
"Fencing made her who she is today, but fencing isn't her only narrative. Her journey is one of authenticity at all costs and being unapologetically herself."
"A powerful sentiment that sums up not only her own struggles, but those of so many minorities in America."
—The Daily Beast, -
"It's clear that Muhammad has become an icon beyond the realm of sports.... Ibtihaj Muhammad's journey is uniquely her own, and yet, it is one that many people will find relatable, comforting, and inspiring."