What Does SheShreds.co Mean to You?She Shreds is a community of likeminded women doing what we love most and coming together to support and encourage one another not only in our chosen sports but in all areas of life. I'm pretty isolated loving in Perth Australia however being a part of She Shreds and being able to communicate with the other ladies helps me to feel connected.
What challenges do you face being a female in the sport? I can't say I have personally experienced any challenges in this area, however I feel that women in extreme sport are sometimes misrepresented and exploited for their sex appeal rather than their talent. I like that there's a lot more companies out there doing their bit to change this and represent women for their strength and talent.
What has been your most memorable moment so far? Hiking the ridge at Ohau Ski Field in New Zealand and dropping first into an untouched face, all my adrenaline cylinders were firing in that moment.
Where is the most unusual or exciting place you have done your sport? Earlier in the year I split boarded a mountain in Japan called Nito-nupuri and rode down the back face, the traverse out was sketchy but it's definitely one of the most exciting things I've done and places I've been snowboarding.
Who/what are your inspirations? Snowboarding - Jamie Anderson, her ability in both park and freeriding is incredible and she's such a beautiful soul. Wakeboarding - Julia Rick, this girl is unstoppable, her air tricks are out of this world and she makes everything look effortless.
What drives you to do your sport? I did gymnastics for 10 years as a child/teenager and loved the feeling of learning new things and progressing. Once I stopped, for many years I felt like there was something missing from my life and it wasn’t until I discovered snowboarding in 2011 that I felt my zest for life was back. In the following years I also took up wakeboarding and kitesurfing and now I love these sports too. I’m addicted to the adrenaline and achieving the goals that I set for myself to progress. I have met so many amazing ladies (and guys) through these sports and love the fun and laughs that we have as well the ongoing encouragement and support. I am passionate about and always striving to encourage more women to get involved in extreme sport as I know how much joy and they have brought to my life and how much my confidence has increased and I would like other women to feel that too.
Favorite thing about SheShreds products? The versatility, quality and design, there's always a new pattern or design to get excited about.
How did you get hooked on your favorite action sport(s)? After three days of tears and frustration, I could finally link turns together and it was the best feeling ever, I was hooked and wanted more. Snowboarding brings me a sense of joy like no other and being able to travel and explore different mountains adds to that.