The idea for Salty at Heart Journal was first born when I realized the need for positive, inspiring media about women. I was incredibly disheartened when flipping through magazines that objectified women or did not rightly represent the compassion, strength, and ingenuity of women all over the world. I wanted to create a space that gave tribute to the many wonderful things women and girls are doing for their communities. I wanted to bring their voices to the table. We are stronger when working as a collective whole, and I hope that bringing these diverse viewpoints out into the open will not only inspire other women, but also contribute great wisdom to our collective knowledge.
As a surfer and water-woman, I have always been drawn to the sea. I feel a deep connection to it's salty smell, the sound of its ebb and flow, and the way it connects all living things on this planet. No matter where in the world I am, I feel the ocean in my heart. I am Salty at Heart, but the thing is, so are you. This blue water planet sustains and nourishes us physically, mentally, and spiritually. I believe that connection to nature is ingrained in our ancestral DNA. Naturally, a salty, nature-based thread weaves among the interviews and stories you find in this publication, with a particular focus on sustainability initiatives.
With all the negative stories in the news and media, I feel it is important to put as much (if not more) attention on the pockets of hope all across the world. Negativity and drama only create fear, and fear is paralyzing. It closes people off and causes unrest. What we need more of is openness, understanding, and compassion. The goal of the journal is to empower, because inspiration is contagious. I believe positive media can open up doors to a more productive society, both on a small scale as well as internationally.
"In a world where we find ourselves increasingly retreating to tribal media spaces, in a culture dominated right now by loud, divisive political narratives, finding a print publication like Salty At Heart is the kind of healing balm we need."