Saltwater in the Blood
Powerful feminist nature writing by the pioneer of women’s big-wave surfing in Ireland. Easkey Britton provides a rare female perspective on surfing, exploring the mental skills it fosters, and the need to recognize the value of the ocean and of nature’s cycles in our lives. This is an incredibly inspiring exploration of the sea’s role in the wellness of people and the planet, beautifully written by Easkey.
Published by Watkins on 14th September 2021
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Advance Praise for Saltwater in the Blood
“Timely, beautiful & important, this book is a labour of love and a gift to the ocean – anyone who cares for the blue space should read it & pass it on.”
“Saltwater in the Blood is an antidote to disconnection and hypercompetitive sport narratives. Pioneering waterwoman Easkey Britton offers her own story of belonging and accessible tools for deeper personal and planetary sensitivity to our own cycles and the sea.“
“Easkey Britton’s story is uniquely, authentically, wholly, powerfully and untouchably her own. She tells us how to bring water – in all its forms – into our own lives as mother, muse, coach, confidant, healer, lover, sparring- partner and best friend. I hope everyone listens.“
“A fantastic read – beautifully written and brimming with wisdom, wildness and stories that enlighten and inspire. Easkey’s passion for life bounces off the page, inviting the reader into the realm of adventure and possibility. She reminds us that our true nature lies in our connection with the natural world that sustains us while encouraging us to immerse ourselves in the wonders of the sea. Saltwater in the Blood is a book for these times from a soulful surfer, scholar and artist who offers us a compelling and hopeful vision for how things can be.”
“Saltwater in the Blood is one of the most profoundly moving books I’ve had the pleasure to sit down with… Rarely is a book so insightful, honest, poetic and powerful in equal measure. It will give those of us who already have a deep connection to the ocean the understanding to verbalize the profound effect we instinctively know water has on our lives, and it will inspire those who are just dipping their toes into the blue world to continue exploring and evolving their relationship with it… Easkey writes beautifully and her vulnerability brings strength to all the topics she brings out through her stories and journeys. Now please excuse me while I go and read it from cover to cover once more!“