• ‘Pear Shaped’ – a Surf Short by Lauren Hill


    Real talk is what gets us excited the most. Surfer (and now legend) Lauren Hill launched the short film ‘Pear Shaped’, a very real satire of the daily life of female surfers. The pressure of what media (and some pro surfers) shows vs. reality. Perfect-shaped bodies, tans, hairless legs and bikini areas are simply not real. Lauren makes fun of everything and through humor invites everyone to reflect on how much is expected from women, athletes or not. Natural things like our periods, our body hairs (or mucus!) are demonised and build up in a manner to make us feel embarrassed if any of these show up.

    In their own words: “Surfing tends to take itself pretty seriously, and women’s surfing carries the extra burden of not only having to be serious, but also be sexy”.

    So let’s laugh it all out and work harder on normalising and celebrating everything women-related. Periods, blood, hairs and our wonderful bodies. Bravo Lauren! You can follow her on Instagram.

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  • FUBU 6 – Toronto Girls Longboarding


    Attention call to all North American lady shredders, this August 26th and 27th Toronto Girls Longboarding is hosting the sixth FUBU (For Us By Us), an all-girls race and dance weekend in Toronto, Canada.
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    FUBU 6 is hosted by ladies to encourage and support female riders of all levels in the Toronto skate scene, attendees come from all all over Ontario as well as the U.S. It was originally created by our own Cindy Zhou and the legacy continues strong.
    The 2016 event had 40 attendees and are expecting an even bigger turn out for this year. Watch all previous FUBU events HERE.
    On Saturday there’s  a sunset cruise and party and on Sunday a beginner’s and advanced slalom, time trials, push race and dancing contest. Yes, all pretty epic.
    Check out the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/748083115352217/ and confirm assistance. Expect loads of fun, great prizes and massive girl stoke. We will also be supporting the event through our Instagram account as some of the Toronto Girls Longboarding will be taking over.
    All photos by Jonathan Nuss for Skate Invaders. We love you Nuss and see you there!
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  • 10 reasons why Gay Pride matters


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    Lacey Baker by Sam McGuire

    SPANISH BELOW

    1. Until there are no countries where homosexuality is considered ilegal, sometimes punished even with death penalty.

    2. Until there are no countries were gay or trans marriage is forbidden.

    3. Until there are no insults or aggressions in the street for holding hands or kissing with someone from your same sex or trans.

    4. Until no parent kick their children off the house for being gay or trans.

    5. Until there are no complains for sharing bathrooms or locker rooms with gay or trans people.

    6. Until homosexuality stops ranking hate crimes lists.

    7. Until words like gay, lesbian, fag, faggot or trans are no longer being used as an insult.

    8. Until there are no more radical, organized groups targeting their hunts against gay and trans people to hurt, torture and/or murder them.

    9. Until books on how to cure homosexuality stop being published.

    10. Until trans people have the same opportunities as everyone else.

    Until then, we’ll keep fighting.

    LGBT pride is every day. Defend the ones who can’t or are voiceless due to fear. Defend trans people. Be kind and watch your words. Every time we use “gay” as an insult, we all lose.

    ESPAÑOL

    1. Hasta que no haya países donde ser homosexual sea ilegal, castigado incluso con penas de muerte.

    2. Hasta que no haya países donde sea ilegal contraer matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo o trans.

    3. Hasta que no haya insultos o agresiones en la calle por pasear o besarte con personas del mismo sexo o trans.

    4. Hasta que ninguna madre o padre eche de casa a su hij@ por ser homosexual o trans.

    5. Hasta que no haya quejas por compartir baños o el vestuario del gimnasio con gente gay o trans.

    6. Hasta que la homosexualidad deje de encabezar delitos de odio.

    7. Hasta que se dejen de utilizar las palabras gay, maricon, bollera o transexual como insulto.

    8. Hasta que no existan grupos radicales y organizados dedicados a cazar homosexuales y personas trans, agredirlos, torturalos, y/o asesinarlos.

    9. Hasta que no existan libros ni terapias para curar la homosexualidad.

    10. Hasta que una persona trans tenga las mismas oportunidades que el resto.

    Hasta entonces, seguiremos luchando.

    El orgullo LGTB es diario. Defended a quienes no tienen voz o tienen miedo de utilizarla. Defended a la gente trans. Sed amables y cuidad las palabras. Cada vez que se utiliza “maricon” como insulto, perdemos todos.

     

     

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  • LGC UK’s feature in BBC!


    Not to brag but we’re killing it. We are so proud to keep witnessing our women being featured in the news worldwide. This time BBC News featured LGC UK riders Sabina Edwards, Cristina Ballerignar, Lyndsay McLarenSheree Wall, Astrid Ha and Ann Marie Philip skating their local Crystal Palace spot and explaining perfectly what we do and why we do it. Also watch Sabina be the boss she is at 56.

    The BBC’s Facebook account also posted a preview of the full interview:

    To see the full feature check the article on BBC NEWS’s website here. We’re stoked on the support we keep receiving and getting more girls and women inspired to grab a board and change their lives.

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  • LGC France on TF1 TV!


    We’re too stoked in all the features we’re getting. Last week was LGC French riders on National French TV channel TF1. The reportage features part of the French crew –Lyde BegueTahina MiaultLaura Nivettiopel, Morgane Nornitorink, Elise Simon, Laure Dscltrs, Alice Bonnet des Tuves, Alexandra Kubiak Ho-ChiMarjorie RomeoAmélie CastainAdèle Neuch and Noëline Bezard– during the Outdoor Mix Festival, an epic sports and music festival that covers more than 10 gravity sports.

    Ladies, we’re absolutely killing it!

     

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