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Wheels of Fortune Welcome Party

The 8th Wheels of Fortune is coming up on May 5 – 7 in Seattle.  To welcome everyone there’s an all ages party!

#WOF8 Welcome Party Girlz Nite Out Seattle is presented by The Stranger – Seattle’s only newspaper.  The party will be at Evo – bring your board!

The party will feature a premiere of Quit Your Day Job, an all girl skateboard film

and have mini features by      New England’s Female Skateboarding,   The Skate Witches   &   BroeSquad

Plus there will be  #TheSkateWitches Zine 8 release and a Female Skate Photo show curated by Mahfia TV featuring images by Nam-Chi Van, Olga Aguilar, Norma Ibarra, Zora Holivia, Mimi Knoop, Hanna aka Neon Stash, Sarah Huston, Shari White, Sima, and more!

There will also be raffle prizes, kombucha from Humm Kombucha & Beer from Pabst Blue Ribbon (21+)!

If you can make it out & as always share your stories and events because more girls skate when they see girls skating & get encouragement.

For more information on Wheels of Fortune click below to go to the Skate Like a Girl website.


Skate Like a Girl SF Bay Area is Growing

Skate Like a Girl SF Bay is currently fundraising to bring weekly skate sessions and clinics to their area starting June 2017.

You can join GoPro in helping them by going to

At Skate Like a Girl, people of all genders feel included, empowered and challenged within a safe space to fall down and get back up to master their challenges.

Skate Like a Girl programs include after-school enrichment programs, free summer clinics for kids, the Youth Employment Skateboarding (YES) teen volunteer program and Ladies’ Nights.

Skate Like a Girl is fostering an inclusive culture through these diverse offerings by teaching confidence, leadership and social justice through skateboarding. This unique cultural shift toward diversity and inclusion isn’t happening within a bubble. The work of Skate Like a Girl bridges the gap between existing skaters and those traditionally underrepresented at skate parks.

There are Skate Like a Girl chapters is Seattle, Portland, and SF Bay.

I had the chance to ask Kim Woozy of Mahfia TV who’s the volunteer Director of the Skate Like A Girl San Francisco Bay Area chapter some questions.

Does the Skate Like a Girl fundraising campaign with GoPro benefitting all Chapters or just the San Francisco/Bay Area chapter?

Kim:  This particular fundraiser is for the San Francisco Bay Area chapter.

There’s a large community in the SF Bay Area that’s interested in girls skateboarding and that will benefit from Skate Like a Girl services.  That’s why I’m working with amazing individuals like Ashley Masters to grow the SF Bay Area chapter of Skate Like a Girl.

How did Skate Like a Girl and GoPro meet?

Kim:  I introduced GoPro to Skate Like a Girl when I spoke at GoPro’s Women’s Summit this past fall.

I have been involved with Skate Like a Girl for years and Mahfia TV is a media partner for events like Wheels of Fortune.

Wheels of Fortune is a weekend of girls coming together to celebrate skateboarding through competitions, skate jams, and events like scavenger hunts.

Was the dollar for dollar donation match with GoPro only on March 8th ?

Kim:  The $1 for $1 matching is for the entire campaign, which is currently still running. Make a difference and donate today!

What’s the best way for girls to stay informed & sign up for the summer skate sessions and clinics?

Kim:  The SF Bay Area is building it’s infrastructure so the best way to stay informed is to follow us on social media.

If you’re interested in volunteering shoot us a message through social media or sfbay@skatelikeagirl.com.

Skate Like a Girl SF Bay Area Volunteer Crew:

(L to R, Back to Front)  Kim W, Cori S, Ashley M, Annika B, Lil D, Nicole J, Ashley H. 

For the Seattle and Portland chapters you can sign up on-line.  There’s information on camps (Register Tab) and how you can sign up to volunteer (Join Us).

The SF Bay Area sessions and clinics will be at rotating parks from June – September.

Before the summer, we have a May 20th event at Proof Lab!

Thank you so much Kim for taking the time to explain how Skate Like a Girl SF Bay Area is growing and all the exciting things we should be on the look out for.

Thanks also to everyone who shares their time & talents so organizations and events like this can happen.

If you want to share your skateboarding stories just let me know.  More people really do have fun skateboarding when we encourage each other and share what we love about skateboarding.

#3StripesFor3Years – Happy Birthday Skate Like a Girl PDX – recap

I wasn’t able to make it to Skate Like a Girl’s PDX 3rd Birthday Party held at Jade District Multicultural Space on September 10th, so I’m writing this post with some of the pictures that were shared.


Why celebrate 3 years of Skate Like a Girl PDX?  Because they offer skateboarding programs that benefit everyone.  Skateboarding has rewards outside of the skatepark and our immediate community. Girls and women who believe in themselves are more likely to raise their hand in the classroom, advocate for themselves in the workplace and attract the company of those who respect them.

There were shoe collaborations & shoe decorating.  I’m a fashionista so the recap had to start with the shoes & glitter.


There were some Tech Deck “competitions” plus my favorite food pizza & refreshments.  (It’s important to not skate when hungry – swim on an empty stomach – skate on a full stomach.)


There was skateboarding – open skate and a demo.


Above a video & below a few pictures.


There was a raffle with fabulous prizes and happy winners.


So many pictures of happy faces – including the many volunteers who made the event possible.


As the caption to this photo says The future is fierce!


and I think brighter because of the work that Skate Like a Girl PDX does – make sure to check them out

Till next time keep it stylish on & off the board.  Share your pictures, stories & events – more girls do skateboard as they see girls skateboarding & get encouragement.

Photo credit:  Skate Like a Girl PDX#3StripsFOR3Years, stronger_skatepark, pnw_luv, adidasskateboarding

if you have additional photos from this event just tag me on IG or e-mail me at skatingfashionista@yahoo.com – never too many pictures & always time for an update

Happy Birthday Skate Like a Girl – PDX

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Skate Like a Girl in Portland is celebrating their 3rd birthday!  adidas skateboarding is helping them celebrate with #3StripesFor3Years.

You can join them September 10th

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and you can find out all the details by clicking below – you don’t have to be in Portland to participate

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For more on what Skate Like a Girl Portland does and why to support them – check out their IG or their about page below.

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To me skateboarding is sport/art/transportation/exercise/rolling yoga & self-confidence building it’s why I share stories of girls & organizations that encourage girls to skate – more girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding & get encouragement.

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Inclusion – building self-confidence are always in style on & off the board.

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Maine Musician Skating in New Hampshire

allivialorusson is from Maine skating in New Hampshire.

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She’s a musician who skates for fun and loves the great memories and amazing friends she makes through skating.  Below she’s skating in Maine.

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Having always lived in California – it’s just amazing to me how other states are so close to each other.

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I found Allivia through Stephanie aka drlipschits who founded New England’s Female Skateboarding.

And I found Stephanie through a skate shop in Boston.  I love when skaters work together.  Save the date if you’re in New England for their first event – the final flyer will be available June 1st.

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And here’s a picture of Stephanie from Massachusetts skating in Seattle, Washington at Wheels of Fortune.

As of today the only New England state left for the collage is Vermont.  I appreciate all the help I’m getting finding #girlscanskate USA!

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UPDATE 6/1/16 the final flyer

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Skate Like a Girl’s 7th Annual Wheels of Fortune

Skate Like a Girl hosted their 7th Annual Wheels of Fortune in Seattle this past weekend.  May 6 – 8th 2016 the city of Seattle & world saw #girlscanskate.

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I couldn’t make it but thanks to a number of contributors this post has highlights and links to share.

For a quick highlight video check out this from Skate Like a Girl

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Special thanks to all those who sponsored the event – check them out for their pictures.

@alltogetherskatepark @thealliance_wsa @mahfia_tv @etniesskateboarding @evo @evoseattle @sk8rats @sk8rat @meowskateboards @hooplaskate @sillygirlskateboards @theskatewitches @thefoundryclothingco @bluecollarskateboards @em_socks @lovesuja @espn @xgames

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Congratulations to @jennsoto_skates above !! Jenn qualified for XGames Women’s Street | Photo: @zoraholivia | @mahfiatv | #wof7 #girlswhoskate

Just how many girls were there in Seattle?  From Tara (Arbor Girls)  group shots we see a tons of girls participated during the weekend.

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Where did these girls come from?


Above skaterrosie shows us Vancouver – British Columbia – Canada.


From Moniz – I see the Minna came from Northern California, Emma also from California and from Florida Meagan.

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Kendra made it to Seattle from Texas and got 3rd in intermediate.

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Amanda made it where she met & made new homies – Michigan GRO Crew.

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Ali originally from Canada made it and shares this collage.  She tagged them all so you know they came and likely have more pictures of the fun.

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Jewls, Kim,  Courtney – who’s birthday was just yesterday 5/9, Christiana, Ali herself,  KatMinnarow 2 Ali with Pamela, ok these next ones are in the tie dye and on the lawn – Meagan, Ariana, Josinah, Hayley bio says Australia, Breana, Savannah,  Una,  and Kristin then row 3 Annie, Ellen, Emma, Fabiana, and Sarah

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There are also videos of the adventures along the way like this one from Cassie who was traveling with her fellow Silly Girls including Brittney and Brenna.

If you have pictures you want to add to the post just let me know – more girls do skateboard when they see girls skateboarding and we encourage each other.

If you didn’t make it this year – there’s next year May 5 – 7, 2017. And don’t forget to check out the films/trailers presented at Mahfia TV’s Girlz Nite Out/Wheels of Fortune Welcome Party  @dayslikethesefilm @girlskateindia + sneak peak of #quityourdayjobvid!

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Till next time keep it stylish on & off the board.

XOXO skatingfashionista

UPDATE from Kim at Mahfia TV on May 14th

Here is the recap content from WOF7 / Last Sunday’s contest. Please watch + share / post and forward on if you like!
Video Post: click here
Photo Gallery: click here
Use this link to download assets for sharing on instagram to your phone (photos and video clips):
More photo coverage of the rest of the weekend’s events (Girlz Nite Out Party + Skate Witches Scavenger Hunt) coming next week!


UPDATE from Kim at Mahfia TV on May 17th

As promised, photo coverage from the rest of the WOF weekend activities. Friday night’s “Girlz Nite Out Seattle” and Saturday’s Skate Witches: “Queen of the Road” Scavenger hunt

Photos by @zoraholivia @carmenzsf @olga_aguilar___


UPDATE from seekendrask8te

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I miss #wof7 so bad!!!!    I got 3rd in intermediate!!!   There were so many girl skaters I was so freaking happy to go!

Keep sharing always room and time for an update!




Share the News – Girls Week @Element YMCA Skate Camp

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As a believer that more girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding and get encouragement – I think this Element Camp is worth sharing – so keep sharing the news – July 17 – 22nd #girlscanskate & will be at Element YMCA Skate Camp!

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I hope to see tons of pictures & hear stories about everything that goes on.

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thanks to ElementSkate Like a GirlMahfia TVHooplaMeowSkate Witches and everyone else who’s making #elementgirlsweek reality!


Girls Skateboarding at the NikeSB Park – thank you Skate Like a Girl Portland

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PNW_LUV shares this little wallie 50-50  from her skate outing at the NikeSB park in Portland.

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When I see pictures like these – (group shot from vetnguyen) I just know more girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding and get encouragement.

I’m grateful to both skater girls for sharing this and all the girls who support Skate Like A Girl Portlandempowering women & girls through skateboarding and creating an inclusive skateboarding community.  Strong girls open doors for other girls – thanks so much for sharing this glimpse into NikeSB.