Brave Women To Skydive In Lingerie
Brave Women To Skydive In Lingerie, Seven women plan to face their fears and cope with tragedy by throwing out all inhibitions. Women Face Their Fears By Skydiving in Their Underwear, That’s exactly what Jennifer Hoffman and Marisa Gallegos, founders of Esme & Eve Photography in Los Angeles, are doing. They’re going skydiving in nothing but their underwear.
On Nov. 17, Hoffman and Gallegos, along with five other brave women, plan to jump from an airplane near Lake Elsinore, Calif., wearing nothing but parachutes and their lingerie. The jump is part of Esme & Eve’s “Be Bold. Take the Leap” initiative, in which they urge women “to face their fears, take a risk and push against whatever is holding them back from carrying out their dreams.”
Each of the women participating in the jump has lived through something traumatic, such as a death in the family, coping with being a rape victim, or overcoming an eating disorder. They’re coming together to find ways to put those difficult times behind them.
“All these women have terrific stories,” Hoffman told ABCNews.com. “I get really motivated by these women. We all follow the tragedies of our lives, but we don’t follow the triumphs. We want to highlight the triumphs.
“We really wanted to make sure we had women with different stories that people can resonate with. I know how much one person can change another person’s life, and we’re just trying to do that on a smaller level. I don’t expect any massive change happening out of this, but I would love for it to have a ripple effect.”
Esme & Eve is a woman-led company that says it is inspired by the ideas of love and creation, which the founders even have tattooed on their wrists. Hoffman and Gallegos first started contemplating the skydiving idea when they decided to take a month of their lives to explore, live out and put into action their company’s ideals.
This will be the second skydive Hoffman and Gallegos are taking together, and this time around, they wanted to do it on a larger scale by inviting others to join. Gallegos admitted, however, that the idea to skydive in nothing but their skivvies was never part of their original plan.
When the pair arrived at the skydive location for their first jump last May, it was more than 100 degrees outside. Neither of the women was particularly excited about putting on the heavy, bulky jumpsuits, so they decided to go without.