About Christin Rose
"I've been searching for a way to give back and help young girls with my photography. Being involved in sports had such a huge impact on my self-esteem growing up, and I thought if I could somehow show that – if I could capture what it means to be innocent and brave – then I could encourage young women to hold onto that."
– Christin Rose
Photographer Christin Rose has made it her life’s mission to celebrate girls in sports. Finding her voice in photography, Christin Rose began to search for a cause in which she truly believed. Recalling the impact of athletics in her own childhood, particularly those transformative pre-teen years, Christin began to take photos of young skater girls at the Venice Skate Park in an attempt to capture the essence and free spirit of that special time in a girl’s life. Inspired by the young women she was meeting, Rose reached out to other young athletes and created a photo series she hoped would speak to these girls and encourage them to keep being their bad and bold selves. A few short months later, #sheplayswewin was born.
-She got engaged to photographer River Jordan last year on the Amalfi Coast while holding a camera, wearing a nautical captain’s hat, and exclaiming “this is the best day ever!”.
-She insisted on having a yacht rock band at her rehearsal dinner.
-Stevie Nicks is her spirit animal.
-She moved to Austin Texas on a whim.
-She is a Loud & Proud University of Oregon Alum
-She is obsessed with the color Turquoise…like..seriously obsessed…
-She has only ever driven a Jeep Wrangler & doesn’t plan for that to change any time soon.
-Her happy place is a pool filled with floaties in Palm Springs or at an outdoor country concert.
-Five years ago Christin Rose quit her job as a producer, moved onto a sailboat, and became re-obsessed with her true love - taking photos.
- Lifetime TV
- Digitas Health
- LL Bean
- Under Armour
- Diff Eyewear
- Opening Ceremony
- Oregon Bride
‘She Plays We Win’ is now an ongoing photo series, a movement, and a community dedicated to uplifting young women in athletics. With the mission of sparking a conversation about the positive & life-long effects that athletics create for young women - She believes that strength is beautiful, perseverance is power, and confidence is super cool.
This photography project is her outlet. Look into the eyes of her portraits, and you see a confidence not only blossoming, but radiating from girls who've just uncovered the well of strength their bodies are capable of. For girls without the resources and encouragement around them, #ShePlaysWeWin proves that if they hear within them a calling to crawl in the dirt, hop on a board, sweat, stink, bleed – do anything duplicitously branded "unladylike" by who-cares-who – then it's all theirs for the taking. That their lives are written not by their gender, not by their society, not by their surrounding media and not even by fate, but themselves and themselves alone. (from Free People Blog)
Opening a world of possibilities to girls, at an age of self-definition when they need it most.