Make a Resolution to Skateboard for Fun & Fashion

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On my mission to get more girls skateboarding for fun & fashion – I look for girls already doing that because more girls skateboard when they see how fun it can be.

I love, love, love this photo and the caption. Her 2015 resolution is to skateboard. Looks to me she’s succeeding. She’s also named her board – Fred – and he’s a part of the family. BTW digging the scarf!

To see plus.minus.zero skating journey click on link.

2015 Girls Vans Combi Classic

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Thrilled to have been a part of the 2015 Girls Vans Combi Classic this past Saturday, January 17th.

Jeans by Articles of Society, tee by Look Human, board by Arbor and makeup by Make.

More girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding.

Skating Fashionistas keep sending pictures and sharing your stories and companies keep showing real skating fashionistas on your IG, ads, and commercials.

Skating fashionistas don’t worry about being the best skater – just be the best you – have fun & keep it fashionable.

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Stylish Shredders Know What to Wear When

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I first noticed raissinhavi for her fashion. Then I looked at her account & saw she was a serious shredder. What I really like about this is she knows when she needs her safety gear and when she doesn’t.

Helmets, pads – it’s all very personal – I think it’s up to the skateboarder to decide when to wear them.  Make the decision for yourself and then wear it with style.

You Know Girl Skateboarding is Growing When They Start Making Cookies

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I have never met Aime, the baker, but she and I share the vision of a skating fashionista! If the girl on the cookie had a blue stripe in her hair, I probably would have fainted.

First take away go check out Aime at The Painted Pasty this link will take you to her site – her pastry shop is in MA.

Second, this cookie was a special request from a little girl who loves skateboarding. Skating fashionistas are out there and more appear daily!

 

 

Bros Helping Girls Skateboard

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When I saw this picture on Instagram – I had to stop & Like it because it’s just everything I want girl skateboarding to be. I want girls to be who they are when they skateboard and I want to get over the boys don’t think girls should skateboard myth.

I am anti crying and pro handholding in skateboarding. In asking if I could use this picture I found out it’s by Chad Foreman and the hand holder is Jamie Thomas.

Totally loving how this blog is showing girl skateboarders around the world & proving there is support for them even from boy shredders. If you haven’t checked out @skateistan @skate4cancer @jamiethomas here’s your chance.

More girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding – keep sharing pictures & always help a girl get and stay on her skateboard!

Crisis or Opportunity for Girl Skateboarding?

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When asking for support for the blog, someone sent me this. I said “great more math then mom what’s this supposed to mean?”

My mom helps with the blog and now is the graph interpreter. The following is her opinion and I support it.

Fewer people are googling Girls Skateboarding now than a decade ago. Could be a million reasons why. I wouldn’t worry about what’s happened in the last decade. Focus on today: keep showing girls skateboarding.

Girls Longboarding  was not even on the graph in the beginning. Proof that interests change – they can grow or decline it’s largely based on their advocates.

Who sends a 13 year old skatingfashionista a graph? Graphs aren’t fun or fashionable.

 

 

 

 

Why I’m doing this Blog for Girl Skateboarding

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I shared this picture on skatingfashionista IG – with the message that some say girls can’t or shouldn’t skate. They are wrong.

I know it helped one girl get back on her board. And I know she’s not the only one intimidated to practice because the parks are filled with boys. I was terrified of boys at the skate park.

Looking back – I was a big part of my fears – the story in my head was all boys hate girl skaters so I was sure they all hated me. Now a couple years later I realize they don’t all hate me and the ones that do would hate me even if I didn’t skate. I also found that a lot of skaters are like me – word limited – I start talking when I know you.

So follow this blog & it’s IG show the world there is support for girl skaters! More girls skate when they see girls skating.