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Mighty Mama Skate O Rama – recap of Sunday 5/8

Sunday May 8th was Mother’s Day – I celebrated in Cardiff with my mom and there were lots of girls celebrating at the Mighty Mama Skate O Rama at the Laguna Niguel Skatepark.

The annual Mother’s Day event, hosted by Skateboard Moms and Sisters of Shred, seeks to empower women through skateboarding and raise money for causes. This year, more than $4,500 in proceeds went to Community Service Programs and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force. – OC Register

Thanks to those who went and shared here are some  highlights.

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photo from Kendra Sebelius photo by Ken Hada

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photo from Kendra Sebelius photo by thirdkindbeyond

Awesome things happen when we encourage each other like . . .

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imagemaven (from Calgary – Canada) who shares this video with the caption

Happy to report that I am now able to drop in! Yesterday at the wood Iguana Bowl and today on cement. Awesome weekend of skating with amazing women at the MMSOR.

I love skate events like this – because everyone is welcome – women/girls age doesn’t matter in skateboarding – you’re never to young or too old to start having fun – and men/boys yes I want to skate with everyone who brings a positive vibe.  Below video 3mezagroms.

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If you have pictures to add to this post just let me know – until then I’ll end it with some more shots from Kendra who traveled from NY to skate here in Southern California – have board can travel.

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And check out the Orange County Registers article

‘Roll’ models: Mighty Mama Skate-O-Rama raises funds to fight human trafficking

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If you haven’t heard of Missing Girls Art Project please read my post on 3/26 to see what one local skater girl – Carly Vanderkarr – is leading.  Carly was at Sunday’s event and shared with the OC Register.

Skateboarding for fun and being able to help others – so rewarding & super stylish!

You don’t have to be a girl or even skateboard to be a skatingfashionista – it’s just about sharing your style.  Now go check out the OC Register Slide Show with these & more photos by Mindy Schauer.

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Missing Girls Art Project


MISSING is a public art project started by Leena Kejriwal in India.

Black silhouettes of a young girl have been painted all over Indian cites to represent dark holes into which millions of girls disappear. It’s estimated that global trafficking has 27 million people and millions of that are children. This is horrible and way too many people don’t know about it.

MISSING or #missingirls is bringing awareness about sex trafficking in hopes people will step out to see it ended.
I found out about #missingirls at the beginning of this year and thought it was such a great idea that I made a stencil and painted it on my skateboard. I actually told my mom that some day I was going to work for and help these people, and then one month later, I was asked to be the USA ambassador. I’ve painted the stencil on other peoples skateboards at a few local skateparks and am really stoked about how much everyone gets excited about it. We also have been working towards painting it at churches and local business. I am so grateful to Aura Skateboarding and Training Facility for showing so much support and being the first place that the Missingirls stencil has been painted here in the USA!   They also have done half price admission days for anyone who get the Missingirl stencil painted on their skateboard.
In the past 3 months we’ve been able to paint the Missingirl stencil on over 30 boards! But sadly Sex trafficking isn’t the only kind of trafficking, labor trafficking is a huge part of human slavery and there are things YOU can do to help us end it! Look for the Fair Trade label. Buying fair trade chocolate, coffee, rice, clothing, soccer balls and many other items does make a Huge impact on ending trafficking. Where we put our money really does make a impact!
Also if you would like to put the Missingirl stencil on your skateboard or business or anywhere you know you can, I will email you the stencil PDF so you can make your own!
Please keep the trafficked girls and everyone who is trafficked in your thoughts and prayers!
15yrs old, Vista CA

Thank you Carly for writing this blog post & everything else you do to help Missing Girls.

Don’t be shy – if you’re a skater any board/skates and doing something rad  – share it – skatingfashionistas aren’t just skateboarders or girls – they are people who keep it stylish on & off the board.

Yes – more girls skate when they see girls skateboarding AND more people make positive changes when they see & feel positivity!