June 20, 2018
Annabel Anderson describes what it is like to compete in a sport that has been focused more on men until recently. Gender equity in SUP has taken some strides in the right direction. From treating women as athletes instead of models to changing the length of their boards, women are gaining attention. What more needs to be done? What can women do to help the process?
ANNABEL ANDERSON ON GENDER EQUALITY IN SUP | PART 1
Photo: Aaron Black-Schmidt
By SUP Magazine
"SUP has made a lot of moves towards equality for men and women in the sport. We have started to take some much needed steps in a positive direction and we must remember that while we are making progress, we cannot stagnate that progress by resting on our laurels and hoping it will get better by itself." -Annabel Anderson
Annabel Anderson is well-known in the world of SUP racing. She's a dominant force on the water and isn't afraid to speak her mind off of it. She believes in equal rights for men and women and thinks everyone should get what they deserve.Last year, she was at the forefront of a global equality movement that got people's wheels spinning and ignited overdue conversations. We caught up with Anderson to get her thoughts on the progression of our sport, as well as issues that still need to be addressed. -RP
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