Photojournalist Zohra Bensemra brings you Khadjou Sambe, Senegal’s first feminine skilled surfer, trains close to her house within the district of Ngor – the westernmost level of the African continent. Sambe went to California in 2018 to coach with Black Women Surf (BGS), based by means of her trainer Rhonda Harper. BGS began in search of feminine surfers in Africa as a result of the loss of illustration in skilled browsing. ‘When I’m within the water I believe one thing peculiar, one thing particular in my center,’ Sambe says. The surfer is now inspiring the following era to defy cultural norms and take to the waves. Sambe trains novices at Black Women Surf (BGS), a coaching college for women and girls who wish to compete in skilled browsing. She encourages her scholars to broaden the bodily and psychological energy to experience waves and smash the mildew in a society which most often expects them to stick at house, cook dinner, blank, and marry younger. Sambe is a proud Lebou – an ethnic workforce that historically lives by means of the ocean. Rising up within the coastal capital of Dakar, Sambe by no means noticed a black girl browsing the Atlantic swells.


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