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The California nonprofit teaching brown women how to find freedom in the water | The FADER

Posted by | October 18, 2017 | Surfing

Natasha Brown, Brown Girl Surf teaching volunteer

Early on a foggy August morning, a three-car caravan made its way from Berkeley, California, to Half Moon Bay, a coastal town 30 miles south of San Francisco. One car, a tiny Nissan Versa, belonging to Natasha Brown, was loaded with four surfboards. The other two cars held Shina Robinson, Ginger Cuevas, and me; we were headed to join a handful of other women at Miramar Beach for a surf session. The meet-up was organized by Brown Girl Surf, a volunteer-driven, nonprofit organization based in Oakland and co-founded by Farhana Huq and Mira Manickam in 2011. Its original mission was to amplify the visibility of brown women who surf, but in what Manickam describes as a “river story” with many small streams joining in, the program eventually grew to teach brown women and girls how to surf and be active environmental stewards.  Read more by clicking the link below;

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