Surfer Girls


Women have been slaying waves ever since surfing was invented. Cristen and Caroline coast the history of Hawaii's sport of queens, its colonialist demise and Gidget-inspired revival.

Episode sources:

"Beyond Gidget: The Surf Body Politic." Cooler. https://coolerlifestyle.com/features/beyond-gidget-the-surf-body-politic.html#P6m6om8GsucGs6QU.97

"Black Surfer Documentary 'Whitewash' Narrated by Ben Harper, Black Thought Gets Release Date." Indiewire. http://www.indiewire.com/2011/08/black-surfer-documentary-whitewash-narrated-by-ben-harper-black-thought-gets-release-date-151548/

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"Riding the Wave of Feminism: Meet the Female Surfers of Iran." Broadly. https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/riding-the-wave-of-feminism-meet-the-female-surfers-of-iran

"Riding Waves, Forging Communities: Surfing, Gender and Feminism in 20th Century California." KCET. https://www.kcet.org/departures-columns/riding-waves-forging-communities-surfing-gender-and-feminism-in-20th-century

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"Why Women's Surfing Is in the Deep End." The Inertia. http://www.theinertia.com/business-media/why-womens-surfing-is-in-the-deep-end/

Topics in this Podcast: sports, colonialism