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GirlSkate – Sunday 9/25


The first GIRLSKATE   –   Hosted by East River Skate Shop in collaboration with @femmeskate and @girlsridersorg / @gronewyorkcrew was held on Sunday, Sept. 25th in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

They planned for skateboarding, eating, music, and art so of course it was a huge success.

First up some pictures from Femme Skate Skaters promoting and supporting female skaters


Nice group shot followed by the winners Bombette & Stella

I don’t know what’s in the goody bags, but I heard a special thank you goes to @femmeskate @gronewyorkcrew @rockstarbearings @bigmangaapparel and @codaskateboards for supplying product for the winner and participant goodie bags!  I absolutely love to see so many organizations encouraging girls to skateboard.


Stella shared this photo and said it was a great girls skate session & she had fun.


Plus there’s a video by Femme Skate


Melisine Studio Melissa Holtz – photographer inspired by women who love to be active + have fun. NYC ☆ LA ☆ SF shares these action photos





I spy Nina in the blue!

and  Yasmeen spies Camibeast

who do you spy?

Now some photos from East River Skate Shop


Above group shots at the park and at the shop.  Below my favorite kind of picture


Once at the shop there was music by Witch Slap a Brooklyn Based All-girl skater band featuring Colleen Pelech on guitar, Kabrina Adams on Drums & Lizzi Reid on vocals.  And beer thanks to PBR NYC.


And last, but definitely not least there was art by @lily__qian (artwork shown below!) &  @_miss.v_ a henna artist.


@lily__qian shares these pieces from the event



I know amazing – to see the details just click on the drawings.

@_miss.v_   shares a henna shot


@_miss.v_   “Who knew henna & skateboards made such a good pair?”

thanks for showing us @_miss.v_


And a huge thanks to East River Skate Shop in collaboration with @femmeskate and @girlsridersorg / @gronewyorkcrew  for thinking, organizing, and running this rad event and everyone who shared the event with me so I could write this blog post.

More girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding and getting encouragement so please keep sharing your stories & pictures.



LA Girls Skate Sesh – the Sesh on 9/24

LA Girls Skate Sesh is a group of girl skaters in LA who welcome all girls to skate together & have fun.

Since starting at the end of March, they aim for “every other week seshes so that females have an opportunity to meet other female skaters!  Get trick tips, get to know each other and eventually go out and skate together! “

Their 9/24 sesh at Westchester was their latest and here’s some rad shots shared from the day


Before we get to the action shots – here’s one of getting ready.  We don’t all wear helmets when skateboarding, but is a good idea to wear  one.  And wait is that a necklace I spy?

Yes – each girl that came out received a Dogeared necklace from Dogeared.  They started over 25 years ago & are still handcrafted in the USA.  Dogeared believes good things happen.  How appropriate that the skater girls supporting each other have a necklace to remind them of this day & that skateboarding is about fun.

Now on to the action because this squad shows #girlscanskate


First up 3 photos by Ian Logan posted originally on the Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word site.  Why start with Ian’s photos because 9/24 was his birthday and he spent part of the day by encouraging girls to skate.  Here’s to everyone wishing Ian the best year yet.

Picture 1     @saltrags team rider @vianezsk8 –  I love the tights

Picture 2      @brielsk8grl – you know I’m “age is just a number” but it is rad she’s 5 and doing 5 stairs

Picture 3      @hannah.tallman – in the air & Cindy OG Pro Vert Skater, stylist, founder GN4LW and I think girl who shoots rad photos of girls skateboarding – she’s very humble about her photos, but I say she definitely shows girls they can be rad skate photographers too

Cindy’s photo of @noaliavelez77


Three more from Ian – of some of the girls who did the 3 stair contest –  I really hope they got him cake


Picture 1      @skater._.leah

Picture 2     @ali_stevens

Picture 3      @wakebake_skatecreate aka Jazzmen, co-founder LA Girls Skate Sesh

Now a few from Heidi Lemmon IG


Picture 1   Cindy and Jazzmen aka @wakebake_skatecreate who does tons of work to make LA Girls Skate Sesh happen

Picture 2     @brielsk8grl

Picture 3     @hannah.tallman

Do you have more photos?  There’s always room for more.  I love blogging because it’s easy to edit.  And I love tons of pictures – because I want to see more & more girls skateboarding because that’s what gets even more girls skateboarding.

And if you’re out there wanting to drive me to LA for these events – who ever you are, let me know!!!









ivivva Carlsbad Grand Opening at the Forum

I’ve always been thrilled to work with ivivva.  And working the grand opening at the new Carlsbad store on 9/1/16 was thrilling.

My mom was kind enough to take photos so here goes my post on the evening.  Below the store right before the VIP Event which went from 5 – 7pm.

Lisa and the store staff put so much planning into this event.  I go to lots of events and this was top notch.  In addition to having the store stocked to the brim, they anticipated a huge crowd so they had tons of activities that made the wait fun plus built community.

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The night started with check in where you received your goodie bag complete with a raffle ticket.  The raffle was amazing for several reasons – starting with your stub was already in the bin so you didn’t have to worry is my ticket in.

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The raffles went on every 15 minutes.  The winning numbers were written on the store board – if you weren’t there you have a week to go claim your prize.   So if you weren’t there the entire night – I’d go back to the store to see if you won.  The jacket below was just one of the amazing prizes, plus you got to pick your prize in your size & color.


As more people arrived – the store kept getting busier.

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To make sure everyone was comfortable looking at all the selections – tops, shorts, leggings, jackets, backpacks . . .


there were the activities including hair braiding


photos – both a photo trailer and IG frame

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tattoos & of course delicious food & beverages

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The activities were fun and I believe they built community because I saw people making friends.  Below are real life people having fun talking in a fitting room line.  Fun in a fitting room line only happens when you’re with friends.

fitting room

And I know I made friends.  All the girls in the purple tanks were volunteers – who I met for the first time last night.  They’re all active girls (Syndi, Maddi, Rheigan, Kayla & Joy) who are passionate about their sport, their fashion, and making a positive impact on the world.  Here I am with just a few of them.


It’s more than ok to be a girl – it’s something to celebrate.  All girls have strength, beauty, and individuality – ivivva celebrates this by designing beautiful athletic wear and giving girls opportunities to meet & connect through movement.  The grand opening last night was just the beginning of how the Carlsbad ivivva store is building a community of strong girls.  You can follow them on IG ivivva_carlsbad to see all the activities and when you’re in the store you can look at the board behind us in the picture – written in the map of California are all the monthly events.

ivivva communities offer a variety of complimentary athletic classes and Dreams & Goals programs. Through these events girls get to connect and celebrate each other – where they can push their boundaries, knowing that falling and getting back up is all part of the journey.

skateboarding is all about pushing the boundary, falling & getting back up so be looking for an ivivva_carlsbad skateboarding event soon

Skatergirls at Dufferin Grove Skatepark

I’ve written about Babes Brigade in Toronto several times.  I’m always impressed by their positive vibes & the events they host & participate in.

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A few days ago they teamed by up with some skater moms – Silvie Varone & Michelle Webb Deveaux to encourage and teach other girls about skateboarding at Duffern Grove Skatepark in Toronto.

Below are some highlights of the day.  Huge thanks to all the girls who support & encourage #girlscanskate.  By sharing your pictures & stories you encourage more girls to try & keep skateboarding.

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Girls can benefit from skateboarding.  It’s sport, art, exercise, transportation, rolling yoga & a self-confidence builder.

Thanks also to Vans Canada who sponsored this event.  More girls skateboard when they see stylish girls skateboarding & get encouragement.

 photos by Black Umbrella Photography



First GRO San Diego at Encinitas Community Park

Went to the first San Diego GRO (Girls Riders Org) on Saturday July 9th and had a blast. 

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I’ve always loved the events GRO puts on in other cities and I’m so thankful that @kelsaygroms & @kendra.sebelius have started a monthly Girls Skate Session at the Encinitas Community Park.  The 2nd Saturday of the month all girls – all levels including those just thinking about skateboarding are welcome to come to a free skate sesh from 10am – noon.

It is the perfect place to meet other girls interested in skateboarding. Can you learn to skate there?  Absolutely – most of the girls are more than happy to share their tips & boards. 

As for ages – you know how I feel about age – let no number define you or your happiness. But if you’re wondering there was a mix of all ages and all levels. 


What I also loved was the total inclusion – yes girls can skate with boys so there were boys – some brothers, dads, and friends who also enjoyed the park and beautiful day.  It’s a public park & public event all are welcome!

Also want to shout out thanks to Nekter Encinitas who supported the event with juice & water.  And all the donations for the free raffle – I know prizes for just showing up.  


I’m getting ready to go on my big European adventure but I’ll try to be back by Saturday August 13th for the next GRO San Diego Girls Sesh.   If you have any questions or need directions just let me know plus it will be posted on the upcoming recurring events page of my blog. 

Below are pictures my mom took and as for why is it good to have girl skate session?   Why not?  More girls skateboard when they see stylish girls skateboarding & get encouragement so a girls skate sesh lets you see & feel the encouragement. 

XOXO skatingfashionista 



Thinking about Canada

Since I can remember my Plan B has always been pack up & move to Canada.  Even before I could skateboard – I was moving to Canada where I truly believe things are near perfect.

Thanks to the blog – I actually know people in Canada.  Like  _chickflip_ Canadian skater girls spreading the love of skateboarding from Vancouver to the world.

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Had I been in Canada last weekend – I could have gone to

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I wasn’t there but here are some of the rad shots of the day.



photos by @lapir0

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LA Girls Skate Sesh – Belvedere Skatepark July 2nd

Here’s some pictures from the fun at Belvedere Park yesterday!

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Be sure to follow them to know about all their upcoming sessions.

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More girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding and get encouragement – so if you have pictures to share – please share them!

Screen shot 2016-07-03 at 8.01.16 AMGirls sesh today was off the chain, keep it coming ladies! – @mcskatie

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Had some fun with some amazing women at Belveldere today! – traciegara

My Favorite Skate Pictures

My favorite skate pictures are those of people helping people!

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Dianasciandra shares this picture from Lorin Farr Skate Park, with the caption   I’d like to think my best trait as a coach is looking somebody in the eye and making them believe that no matter what.. “I got you” . Believe me, I don’t necessarily know how you’re gonna deal with life’s challenges but I do know , whatever happens, “I got you”! Luckily for little Miss B, she is fiercer than she knows. Second try, no hands, Now she is free in the skate park to do what she wants. It’s all shreddy from here! Way to conquer fear today B!

Thanks to all the coaches like Diana!  And you don’t have to be some super shredder to help someone else – sometimes the best help is from your friends.  Be checking the Upcoming Events Tab on the Blog for events like

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Go Skateboarding Day – 6/21/16

I was thrilled to see all the excitement for Go Skateboarding Day 2016.

From the first ever Arbor Girls #Push2Progress a FREE skate clinic for all ages & abilities on the west coast to Screen shot 2016-06-22 at 7.56.20 AM

the GRO Girls Riders Organization on the east coast

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skater girls were out there showing the world #girlscanskate USA!

#girlscanskate everywhere – just read the blog to see all the places where girls are already skating and encouraging others to skate.

Any day can be the day you skate, start to skate, go back to skating.  More girls do skateboard when they see stylish girls skateboarding & get encouragement.  So keep sharing your pictures & stories plus be looking at the upcoming events tab to find out where other girls are meeting up to skate – one event I’m looking forward to


GRO Celebrating 10 Years

GROGirls Riders Organization had a birthday!

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They’ve been inspiring, educating and supporting girls through action sports because they believe all girls have the potential to become confident leaders and makers of positive change.

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GRO supports all girls – the caption for above picture

This is a 65 year old woman on her first day skateboarding @cocoabeachskatepark At the end of the session she sat down in the middle of the park and shook her head. When I asked her why, she said she could not believe that she had actually learned to skate and ride in a skatepark. I tell people about this woman all the time.

and below from the festivities

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More girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding and get encouragement – thanks GRO for making #girlscanskate visible!