According the the United Nations, “International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. “
It’s 2019 and we still live in a world where many girls are not treated equally. That will only stop when we take action to make it stop. We can’t all go out and make sweeping changes, like education for all girls, but we all can do something.
Today and every day, is the day you can encourage a girl to be her best because we were all created equally, the inequality starts when encouragement and opportunities are withheld from some.
When I was her age, there were a few if any girls at the skatepark. Today there are girls because people took the time to encourage – they took action to make the change they wanted to see.
Whether it’s at the skatepark, on the street, in a school, or at a place of employment, you have the power to encourage!
October has just started, but let’s give a thought to November.
After Halloween it will be all treats at these 2 upcoming events.
More girls skateboard when they see girls having fun skateboarding, so I love to see events that encourage girls. Both these events have been going on for years – Ladies Day at the Berrics for 11 years and EXPOSURE for 8 years – because supporting & empowering each other never goes out of style!
The self-confidence you learn on your board is yours forever.
To find out more about either event just click on the picture.
A friend shared the news of the The Heart Supply with me, so I want to share it with you.
At the moments there’s some mystery but it looks like we are about to know more in 4 days!
What are you passionate about? When you follow your passions, you give the world your best and giving your best is contagious. Contagious in a miraculous and good way, because excellence inspires excellence.
Even when we fall, when we get back up we inspire others to keep going. When you skate, you may think it’s just you and your board. In some ways skating is an escape, a way to have “me” time. But in other ways skating is a community. There’s joy in having fun skating with others and there’s definitely the ability to inspire each other to keep improving.
This quest to keep improving, to have fun while you’re learning is something that stays with you on and off the board.
Get out there – follow your passions and then like the Heart Supply share it with the world.
Bye the way – happy Friday the 13th. Never let superstition scare you into not doing something. All days are meant to be your best day – luck is where you work & make it!
I love the message that Girls Skate South Africa is sharing! I’ve blogged about them before and had to share about their recent event with Vans.
Watch the video and follow them to be inspired. In addition to skating, they are teaching the girls about topics that matter. Giving them information that will improve their lives on and off the board.
Ugly doesn’t stop growing until we work together to stop it. Pretending a problem doesn’t exist has never solved a problem. So whatever your problem is have the courage to talk about it and work with others to end it.
Skateboarding has introduced me to so many people and organizations who work to improve communities and they all started by speaking up.
Use your voice to make a positive difference. Bystanders don’t make positive change, if anything they make things worse by giving bullies an audience and protection. Live your life – speak your truth!
I came to Belgium with just my cruiser board. I always love cruising in Knokke-Heist. I especially love the never ending boardwalk.
But this time I checked out the Skatepark at Duinenwater, which is part of an amazing compound of activities. As soon as I saw the other skaters, I was missing my other board.
I missed it so much that I got up my nerve and asked a stranger if I could borrow his board. Thankfully he said YES!
I ended up borrowing several boards throughout my stay. Next time I’ll bring mine for sure. I just wanted to share this because I think it’s important to be afraid and still do something. It was scary asking strangers who speak a different language for help. Plus it’s important to be helpful to strangers. My fellow skaters did not know me. The risk was low that I would skate off with his board, the park is fenced in, but there was risk. Take some risks, the world truly is a better brighter place when we help and trust each other both on and off the board.