I have an amazing support network of friends around me who I go to for advice and solace.
fun on a SUP or bodysurfing, and often ride a single fin or longboard.
At the moment I’m struggling with the concept of territorial localism, it’s a conversation I would love to open up because it’s a bit of a taboo to speak up against locals. I saw it so much when I was younger at my home breaks, and it completely turns me off the sport. I understand respect, but is it right that if you are born somewhere, you deserve more respect than someone who may be less privileged and was not born there? This quote from Amy Rose Hewton sums it up reasonably well: “The waves, just like women, are not your property. We’re wild and free, choose to be who we want to be and flow where we want to go. Localism is the same institutionalised nonsense as coverture; you can’t own the land or sea or me. Australian Aboriginal lore is that we are custodians that care and protect, not own. I want to see this all over the world and see everyone respect and give love.”
What or who inspires you?
I have an amazing support network of friends around me who I go to for advice and solace. Outside of my circle, Leah Dawson’s surfing is everything. Jacinda Ardhern inspires me with her liberal politics and openness to change, Emma Watson for complete integrity in everything she does. The Guilty Feminist Podcast is well worth a listen, as is the High Low and BBC Radio 4 Women Hour.
Talk to us about Rise Fierce
It began just over a year ago, with the talk of cold showers and the health benefits of cold-water immersion, which somehow transformed into a surprising turnout of shivering bikini-clad women at 7.30am the next morning on our local slipway. Together we experienced the unexpected combination of adrenalin and calm; a chill that squeezes the air out of your chest and a simultaneous
Digging in at the Moy Hill Community Garden.