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Imani Wilmot: Empowering Jamaican Women Through Surfing

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When she began putting together Surf Girls Jamaica, Imani Wilmot wanted to do more than just start a surf club. By creating a women-only club, her aim was to empower local women through their common love of the sport. Now she is the subject of a new documentary, also titled “Surf Girls Jamaica,” which examines the important role that Imani’s camp has played in these women’s lives.

According to Imani, who was heavily involved in the production of the film, the club helps its members on more than one level: "Women deal with a lot of sexual harassment in Jamaica and most people don't really notice it because it's so culturally ingrained....this environment lets them feel comfortable."

For more about this new documentary, and the inspiring organization behind it, read the interview here.

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