Our New Book: Women and Water

A new book from the team behind She Explores

We’re thrilled to share our latest project with you after the spending the last year (plus!) diving into all things water. Featuring more than 40 swimmers, paddlers, sailors, surfers, activists, artists, scientists, and fisherpeople… Women and Water showcases women in varied stages of their water journeys. Our hope? That reading this book opens you up to the world of possibilities surrounding this precious element.

We’re grateful to this book for giving us the opportunity to contemplate our own connection with waterways near and far, and to stretch ourselves dream up new ways of engaging with and protecting the environment. And we’re grateful to you all for continuing to challenge and inspire us. 

Women and Water is now available for preorder

and will be available everywhere on March 21, 2023

This project has been indescribably special to work on together as a team. Co-authoring meant we each got to work more closely with each of our contributors, devote a little more care, challenge each other and cast the net wider. We’re all so proud of this collective body of work and the variety of contributors we brought together within its pages. We hope you’ll read it and see for yourself.

We’ll be planning some book events for the spring, but for now you can head over to our Women and Water page to see the galleries of contributors, and links for pre-orders.

Huge thank you to Chronicle Books and our editors, Rachel Hiles and Claire Gihuly for helping bring this book to life!


  1. I love the water,the new podcast popped up and I saw the topic and put aside a task I need to do today to listen. As a young girl a swim coach saw my natural ability and wanted me on the swim team. I’m tall 5’8” and have very broad shoulders My mother did not want to see muscular shoulders like my Meg or who was a diver. Ajways loved the beach. 12 years ago moved Huntington Beach CA. I swim in condo pool, surf,paddle board and kayak. Watched the downtown fireworks from the pool last 4th of July!

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