A land shaped by women

presented by Anne-Flore Marxer and Aline Bock

Gender equality has a long history and a special status in Iceland. As professional snowboarders who’ve fought hard for gender parity in a male-dominated sport throughout their careers, Anne-Flore Marxer and Aline Bock wanted to dig deeper into Icelandic women’s mindset while combining it with their love for the mountains and the waves.

Anne-Flore and Aline talk about the women they met: " The Icelandic women we met are highly empowering. As soon as we arrived we had the chance to meet Katrin Oddsdóttir, a human rights lawyer who took part in writing Iceland's new constitution. She works towards creating a society with more equality. We received motivational tips from Vilborg Arna Gissurardóttir, the first Icelander who has reached the summit of Mount Everest, she is a true explorer who has crossed the South Pole single-handedly. In the north we went snowboarding with Heida Birgisdóttir, Iceland's first surfer, one of the first snowboarders and the founder of the iconic women’s board sports clothing brand Nikita. Her modest, relaxed manner and dedication to doing the things she loves reminds us that women do not necessarily have to impose a strong character in order to achieve big goals and follow their dreams. Last but not least we met Una Torfadottir, a young woman who wrote a poem that will make you shiver about the way our society judges women on their looks and how it affects young women. Through our journey we received empowering testimony on some of the biggest women’s related issues of today.

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