'Women Are Powerful': Rowah And Amani Are Doing It For The Girls On 'The Amazing Race'
Muslim mother and daughter duo Rowah and Amani are joining 'The Amazing Race' to break stereotypes and prove that all women -- no matter what religion or race -- can do anything they put their mind to.
Boss lady Rowah, 42, owns three gyms and works tirelessly within her community to give back to those less fortunate while Amani, 18, is studying a Bachelor of Fashion, and together this unstoppable duo is hoping their experience on 'The Amazing Race Australia' will empower other women and break stereotypes about their religion.
"We are really hoping to empower women -- and not just our fellow Muslim women -- but women in general," Rowah began, "I want to encourage them to get out of their comfort zone and just do something different while you are still capable."
Amani added, "You've just got to get out there and do it. I never would have thought I was capable of doing all that stuff that I did."
She continued, "I surprised myself, to be honest, I think we both did -- I'm really proud of us."
Rowah agreed, adding, "I think women are powerful in themselves just being women.
"We want them to get out there and let them know that no matter who you are, what race you are, what religion you are, what colour you are -- you can do anything!"
The tough twosome believes that their advantage against the other teams in 'The Amazing Race' lies in both their physical fitness as well as the fact that they are family, and therefore used to being in a variety of situations together with their contrasting personalities.
"I think we balance each other out," Amani said, adding, "I'm relaxed and calm while mums a bit more like 'hurry up!' so it kind of balances out."
She continued, "I knew how mum worked at that stage and what got her stressed, so I'd just let her have a little tantrum and come back once she'd calmed down.
"She's my mum at the end of the day, so you can get over it, we don't hold grudges and would move on and go to the next thing".