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October 21, 2020 4 min read

Plug In...

Watch, Read, Listen, Learn...

Welcome to Plug In... Latitude's new blog series recommending all our favourite outdoor, ski and snowboard content we have come across in the past month that we think you will love too! 

We are always looking for fresh inspiration and exciting news from the world of women's action sport so we thought we would collate all the best bits for you to check out too! We are always up for suggestions too so if you have seen anything you think other action sports loving females might like too then don't hesitate to let us know... hi@thelatitude.life!

 

Watch...

IF3 All Girls TV Show

IF3 festival All girls Event poster

Photo: © @IF3festival

IF3 are going to be streaming a TV show live hosted by the snowsports queens Alex Armstrong and Jess Kimura.

We love the IF3 festival year every year; showcasing the best of skiing and snowboarding's edits and movies of the past season and this year we are really stoked to watch this 45 exclusive TV show presenting the best female films of the year. 

The IF3 All Girls TV Show will feature interviews with skiers, snowboarders, producers as well as interviews with the female legends who have marked the history of these sports.

This is one not to be missed. Showing Live on if3festival.com and their social media and partners websites on Wednesday, October 21st, at 7:00 p.m. EST.

This will then be followed by the free streaming of some of the handpicked 100% female ski and snowboard films such as Jack of All Trades by Sophia Schwartz Peace Mountain by Janina Kuzma and Skivas by Coline Ballet Baz.

Watch the epic trailer for the all girls ski movie Skivas below and you can check out our recent blog of our top all female ski films to get you stoked for the season on our Freedom Forecast Blog. 

Read...

Sea Mavern's Article 'Pro Surfer Alana Blanchard Opens Up About Her Eating Disorder Struggles 

Alana Blanchard Sea Mavern

Photo: © WSL / Cestari SOCIAL

We were introduced to Sea Mavern through one of our favourite people to follow on instagram @sophiehellyerdue to her amazing campaign Rise Fierce; getting more people cold water swimming and building cold water communities that 'encourage women to jump in & rise up.' 

Sea Mavern is an independent surfing magazine both online and now also in print that focuses on surfing, sailing and ocean communities. Sea Mavern's mission is to center the voices of people who are underrepresented in surfing media, to celebrate the diverse experiences surrounding surfing and the ocean and to promote meaningful discussion on social and political matters facing ocean communities... and we are so here for it! 

The article that caught our eye was a piece on Pro Surfer Alana Blanchard opening up about her eating disorder struggles. This is such an important discussion on female sexualisation in sport; particularly amongst female athletes in action sports. 100% well worth a read! 

Read the article on the Sea Mavern Website here. 

 

Listen...

Another Level Podcast - Taylor Lundquist and Laura Obermeyer

We love Another Level podcast from ski media faves Level 1 Productions for keeping up to date with all things skiing. Over the course of their weekly series, the hosts Conor Smith, Freedle Coty and Josh Berman chat with ski media luminaries and content creators. From new wave to old school, there is discussion with athletes about their careers, landmark projects from the past, and how each has found their own path within the ski industry. 

In Episode 5 Freddle and Josh speak to female ski legends Taylor Brooke Lundquist and Laura Obermeyer about their short film Jyosei, their experiences of both filming with an all female ski crew and also mixing it up and riding with the guys. Taylor talks through her plans for a hectic 2020 season and Laura about her creative inspiration. We cannot get enough of these girls! 

You can also go watch Laura's all girls movie Jyosei over on our blog on 'All Female Ski Movies To Get You Stoked For The Season' on our Freedom Forecast Blog. 
 

Learn...

@ENTRYLEVELACTIVIST

Entry Level Activism

From an old friend of Latitude's Faith Robinson, we love her platform @ENTRYLEVELACTIVIST.  Entry Level Activist was set up to help make activism more relatable and less overwhelming. 

Faith's Mission is to help more people relate to real activism.  Brands are so often weaving a language of brand activism, sustainability and 'eco credentials' into their language. If people are put off by brand activism and the language brands are using, is this having an effect on the work and endeavours of real campaigners. Entry Level Activism hopes to retain the meaning of 'activism' and inspire more people to act and to encourage more people to engage beyond the massive amount of entry points for positive change in the fashion + lifestyle industries by supporting continued action.

We met Faith through snowsports and she is a total force to be reckoned with. One of the most most inspiring, friendly and incredible humans we have had the pleasure of meeting. 

To learn more you can sign up to her newsletter here

 

And that rounds off our first edition of Plug In...

We also want to hear what you have been watching, listening to, reading and learning... drop us a message at hi@thelatitude.life!


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