Q: Our Spring 2021 collection, Gamer, stems from our founders' fight for pay equity as members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. It’s about breaking norms and barriers—how do you defy norms in your daily life?
A: Integrating into the surfing world on a professional level (via Dream Team Society, working with Surfrider and other developments on deck) has been really gratifying. To change the status quo alongside other individuals who have a mic and want others to be heard. If I’m the only queer person someone interacts with daily, I’m doing my job. If I’m the only queer person on a board or in a group or at a business or on a team, I’m doing my job. If I’m able to come together with others who may not look or think like me, yet hold space for me to be me, then I’m doing my job. ...Creating Spaces for Safety and Security of Self-Expression, that’s me doing my job.