Surf Camps and Oppression Lasagna
Around the world, from Nicaragua to Morocco, women’s surf camps are popping up. It seems clear that in countries with traditional views of gender, surfing has emerged as hobby for women. But it’s also an expression of freedom, and sometimes protest. Karam Masri joins Erin to discuss her experience at surf camps around the world, and how her identity as a plus-sized, brown woman has influenced her experiences traveling.
The story of surfing and empowerment extends beyond the surf retreats that have become popular for North American women - in other parts of the world, surfing has become an expression of opposition to patriarchy. Women are using surfing to prove that they are every bit as capable and badass as the men that have dominated the sport, and we see these examples in world class, female surfers like Sabah Adu Ghanim in Gaza, Meryem El Gardoum in Morocco, and Ishita Malaviya
Guest: Karam Masri - film consultant, director, surfer and triplet, born and raised in Saudi Arabia.
Twitter and Instagram: @karamallama
Love her as much a we do? Listen to her podcast, BrownGirlsTalkDirty, and discover her film, Juha the Whale.
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Women's Surfing Riding Waves to Gender Equity
Morocco's Women Surfing the Waves in Taboo Sport
Shredding the Patriarchy: Two Moroccan Women Just Surfed Onto The World Stage
What it's like to be a surfer in Gaza
Written and Hosted by: Erin Hynes
Producer: Kattie Laur
Music from Motion Array
Logo by Christopher McCluskey