Episode 62: Sensi Graves Big Beautiful Life
Sensi is a professional kiteboarder, swimwear designer, entrepreneur, writer and kiteboarding coach. In 2007, Sensi tentatively signed up for a kiteboarding lesson in North Carolina’s Outer Banks and immediately fell in love. Just two years later, she applied to be a kiteboarding coach, relocated to the East Coast, and started collecting accolades. The Hood River, Oregon, local regularly places in the top three at some of the biggest international kiteboarding invitationals, garners continuous coverage in kiteboarding magazines, and even launched her eponymous swimwear label, Sensi Graves Bikinis, to meet the demands of her sport (after losing one too many string bikinis in the surf, she decided to tackle the job herself and design suits that actually stay on in rough conditions). Her mission: empower women in watersports by giving them the confidence they need and the swimwear they can rely on.
Sensi also hosts women's kiteboarding retreats worldwide, to build community for female kiteboarders and foster progression in the sport.
Sensi has been featured in countless online and print publications including: The Kiteboarder Magazine, Kiteworld, IKSURF Mag, The Kite Mag, Kite Spain, Barefootkings.com, Womenwhohustle.com, Stillstoked.com, and kitesista.com. She has been nominated for AWSI kiteboarder of the year for the last four years and in 2017 ranked 3rd on the Kite Park League World Tour. Her bikini line has been recognized by Self Magazine as a top suit for sports and is the winner of the 2017 SELF Healthy Living Awards. Sensi Graves Bikinis has also been featured in SUP the Mag, on Outsideonline, Grindtv.com, ESPNW.com and on Goldfishkiss.com among others.
Join us as we talk about pay equity, starting a business, the sport of kiteboarding, training, bikinis, and getting what you want in your Big Beautiful Life. Sign up for the biweekly newsletter to read more about Sensi and making the episode.
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