Inhibitions Are No Fun: A Photo Diary

Inhibitions Are No Fun: A Photo Diary

I love surfing because it puts me in the weirdest situations. This picture was taken in Puerto Rico after I made my dad and his friend pull over so that I could surf this insane wave on the side of the road. There was only one Puerto Rican boogie-boarder out. We are friends now. Surfing has me constantly challenging myself physically and emotionally. 

I love surfing because it puts me in the weirdest situations. This picture was taken in Puerto Rico after I made my dad and his friend pull over so that I could surf this insane wave on the side of the road. There was only one Puerto Rican boogie-boarder out. We are friends now. Surfing has me constantly challenging myself physically and emotionally. 

This is in Fiji. Cloudbreak is one of the most revered surf spots on the planet. I “accidentally” booked my ticket a few days before my study abroad group arrived. To sum it up: I got ripped off, met a local professional surfer who drank beer with me at 10am and showed me around his hood, booked a boat ride to this spot by myself, surfed this epic Cloudbreak, cruised around Fijian countryside, and had the time of my life. Another example of surfing forcing me out of my comfort zone into insane situations. 

This is in Fiji. Cloudbreak is one of the most revered surf spots on the planet. I “accidentally” booked my ticket a few days before my study abroad group arrived. To sum it up: I got ripped off, met a local professional surfer who drank beer with me at 10am and showed me around his hood, booked a boat ride to this spot by myself, surfed this epic Cloudbreak, cruised around Fijian countryside, and had the time of my life. Another example of surfing forcing me out of my comfort zone into insane situations. 

I love going fast. I just absolutely adore the feeling I get when my body is flying. I’m never happier than I am when I reach speeds that make my blood tingle.  UF Surf Club hit the slopes for MLK weekend. I was the only one on skis. No one gave me shit, I rode too fast. 

I love going fast. I just absolutely adore the feeling I get when my body is flying. I’m never happier than I am when I reach speeds that make my blood tingle.  UF Surf Club hit the slopes for MLK weekend. I was the only one on skis. No one gave me shit, I rode too fast. 


We tried to get Red Bull to fly us to Europe so that we could compete in an amazing race using only Red Bull cans as currency. We made the finals and then didn’t get chosen to go. I would still say we killed it though. 

We tried to get Red Bull to fly us to Europe so that we could compete in an amazing race using only Red Bull cans as currency. We made the finals and then didn’t get chosen to go. I would still say we killed it though. 

I drunk skate, a lot. I really don’t wanna grow up. 

I drunk skate, a lot. I really don’t wanna grow up. 

This time I was not drunk. I fell about one million times. Maybe being drunk would have helped. 

This time I was not drunk. I fell about one million times. Maybe being drunk would have helped. 

I specialize in Jamaican accents and making all the random food in my fridge into something delicious. Wife me up. 

I specialize in Jamaican accents and making all the random food in my fridge into something delicious. Wife me up. 

I think its stupid that people expect girls to have flawless, hairless, scar-less legs. (I fell on purpose to prove a point.) 

I think its stupid that people expect girls to have flawless, hairless, scar-less legs. (I fell on purpose to prove a point.) 

Singapore is like a different planet. The highly efficient government and modern infrastructure contrasts sharply with the bustling street markets filled with spicy food and oppressing humidity.  

Singapore is like a different planet. The highly efficient government and modern infrastructure contrasts sharply with the bustling street markets filled with spicy food and oppressing humidity.  

Fiji. The gender binary is complementary. The respect and love that each individual in this country holds for one another is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  The entire country is a community. The salty air whips through the islands and when you breathe, you feel like you are inhaling salty gold. 

Fiji. The gender binary is complementary. The respect and love that each individual in this country holds for one another is like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  The entire country is a community. The salty air whips through the islands and when you breathe, you feel like you are inhaling salty gold. 

Most of the time, I am the only girl out there. Ever since I started surfing I have endured old men checking out my ass and comments along the lines of “are you getting any? Or just out here to look pretty?”, I have been complimented and critiqued and criticized. I hold my surfing to a higher standard, getting mad at myself every time I fall because I don’t want to be “that girl.”  

Most of the time, I am the only girl out there. Ever since I started surfing I have endured old men checking out my ass and comments along the lines of “are you getting any? Or just out here to look pretty?”, I have been complimented and critiqued and criticized. I hold my surfing to a higher standard, getting mad at myself every time I fall because I don’t want to be “that girl.”

 

These are my friends. They found me stranded in Jacksonville with no phone, keys, wallet or clothes. We haven’t stopped hanging out since. I pierced Jake’s ear with that feather earring and he gave me a dollar. It surprises me how many people are impressed by our friendship. I am constantly questioned as to how I become friends with boys. My answer: Be yourself, respect yourself, demand respect, fucking have some fun and stop worrying about sexual tension. 

These are my friends. They found me stranded in Jacksonville with no phone, keys, wallet or clothes. We haven’t stopped hanging out since. I pierced Jake’s ear with that feather earring and he gave me a dollar. It surprises me how many people are impressed by our friendship. I am constantly questioned as to how I become friends with boys. My answer: Be yourself, respect yourself, demand respect, fucking have some fun and stop worrying about sexual tension. 

This is my friend Sky. We lived in a 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom house in Nicaragua with 5 guys for 10 days, hours away from any cities. We walked miles across the beaches and cliffs to surf. We got thrashed by the ocean. We watched the stars from our roof deck. We got scrapes all over our legs from the rocky reef. We drank ourselves to sleep. We were gnarly, but we were beautiful. 

This is my friend Sky. We lived in a 2 bedroom 1.5 bathroom house in Nicaragua with 5 guys for 10 days, hours away from any cities. We walked miles across the beaches and cliffs to surf. We got thrashed by the ocean. We watched the stars from our roof deck. We got scrapes all over our legs from the rocky reef. We drank ourselves to sleep. We were gnarly, but we were beautiful. 

 

Excessive Introspection

Excessive Introspection

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