Above: Elena Graglia flying high. Photo: Jeep Eddy, @jeepeddy. Source: Instagram.
8th of March – The day of the year when we women can celebrate our awesomeness a bit more than usual. The first acknowledgement of Women’s Day being celebrated (history lesson time) goes all the way back to February 28th 1909, New York, where it was organised by the Socialist Party of America. However, the reason why we are celebrating it on the 8th of March can be traced back to 1917 when female textile workers in the Soviet Union began a demonstration that covered the city now known as St Petersburg – marking the beginning of the February revolution. Together with the October Revolution later that year, these added up to make one Russian Revolution (which you might have heard of). Anyway, safe to say girls can be pretty damn revolutionary when we want to be.
“Today is about celebrating all the awesome women around the globe”
The International Women’s Day goes back more than one hundred years, and still gender equality isn’t quite there yet. Being a woman in such a male dominated industry has its ups and downs, but as today is about celebrating all the awesome women around the globe we’ll focus on the ups, and the very best that female snowboarding has to offer.
Female snowboarding is evolving at a lightning quick pace and it’s hard to narrow down the highlights of what all the lovely ladies within snowboarding have accomplished within the past year. We did however try our best to narrow it down, and have listed some of the highlights.