‘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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