Girl Not Included

Girl Not Included is a new category we’re starting at Megadeluxe. Featuring women who have a true love of speed, sport and design. “Girl power – Dad!” as my seven-year-old daughter tells me.
 
Update: The response to this post has been unbelievable. It definitely hit a live wire. We’ve been getting some requests about turning this into a book. (A Kickstarter campaign perhaps?) Would love to hear you thoughts. Drop me a line in the comments section (or here) if you think this might be something you’d like to see us produce, or would like to be involved in somehow.

Girl Not Included :: Volume 01

Bethany Hamilton :: Soul Surfer
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“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.”
– bethany hamilton :: professional surfer


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On her blog, Cycles Lady, Alena Chendler captures the ultra-chic bike-riding ladies of Moscow. I just want to see what these stylish women wear in the harsh winter. Hat tip to Cycle Love.

Moscow's Bicycle Riding Fashionistas
Moscow's Bike Riding Fashionistas :: Alena Chendler

“There are more and more beautiful bicycles in Moscow, and the girls who ride them are more daring in their outfit. They’re not scared of wearing heels, skirts or dresses. The bicycle is a perfect, beautiful form of transport for the city.”
– alena chendler

 

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Surreal and powerful, Sarah Lee’s photos are getting a lot of attention lately. Sarah discusses her self-taught profession, what it’s like to give up control to the ocean, and the meaning and attitude of the word “stoke.”

Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee

Sarah Lee

“I’m attracted to underwater photography in the ocean because of the lack control I have in such a massive body of water and it’s constant state of change in the lighting, water clarity, currents, surf, etc. It’s somewhere where you have to be completely switched on and be able to adapt to anything it throws at you.”
– sarah lee

 

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Sasha DiGiulian on how climbing is a mind-driven sport, what it’s given back to her, and how she felt after becoming the first woman to climb a grade 9a.

Sasha DiGiulian :: Professional Rock Climber

“I’ve been climbing, going on ten years, since I was seven, and I’ve never seen life as I can remember without climbing involved.”

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Back in October of 2003, I was hell-bent to learn how to surf when I first went to Kauai. I hate cold water (I was living in San Francisco at the time), and I wanted my first surfing experience to be in warm water. So, I arranged lessons with a local surf instructor in Kauai. When I arrived to the beach for the lesson, my surf instructor looked ashen, and mumbled in a low voice, “Not sure if we should have a lesson today…one of our local girls was brutally attacked by a shark at a nearby spot. Really severe. But, it’s up to you.”
 
That local girl was Bethany Hamilton. I went ahead and took my first surf lesson – but I gotta admit – I was more than a bit spooked. Ever since, I’ve followed Bethany’s story closely.

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Bethany Hamilton

“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.”
– bethany hamilton :: professional surfer

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