Expected To Get Married, She Broke The Barrier And Became India’s 1st Female Surfer Instead

Posted on May 27, 2014 in Society, Taboos, Video, Women Empowerment

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

H. Jackson Junior couldn’t have been more right about the importance of chasing our dreams and making the impossible come to life. One such story is that of Ishita Malaviya, India’s first surfer girl. In the country of 1.2 billion people, she is the one who dared to chase her dream of becoming a surfer when people couldn’t believe they could surf in the country.

She has become a walking sensation in the region where people are surprised to see a girl riding the waves when she “should have been married”, she says.

Watch this 5 minute video that will make you believe in the power of courage, once again:

Surfing Possibility: India’s First Surfer Girl from Storytellers For Good on Vimeo.

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