Photographer (writer/blogger) Kim Carver says her main goal with this project is to inspire more young women to work in the maritime fields. I wholeheartedly support her in that goal.
Before the days of excessive political correctness, this calendar used to be called the ‘Sexy Women of Maritime’ calendar. I’ve read a lot of the posts on various maritime forums about this calendar controversy and can understand the reasons behind changing the name.
I’m going to have to get one of these calendars this year. If for no other reason then to show people that…
YES, women can work at sea.
YES, women do work at sea.
YES, women look good on calendars! 😉
If you like the idea of this calendar and would like to get involved (or know of someone who would), Kim says…
“I’m already seeking accomplished female mariners to feature in the 2015 calendar, and would love a few volunteers from the OSV crowd. Send inquiries or nominations to me at firstname.lastname@example.org”
It sounds like a ton of fun and a great way to promote women in the industry. If I even remotely resembled a ‘calendar girl’, I would volunteer for this project myself! 😉
I say cheers to the ladies who joined the project in the past and to all the ones in the future good luck!