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Skateboard with What You Have

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insane.children shares this video from Portland, Oregon

She says she needs to tighten her trucks but she doesn’t have a skate tool.  I love that rather than use it as an excuse to not skate she just went and skated.

I’ve also noticed that no matter how many skate tools I have, I never have one when I need it.  Where do missing skate tools go?


#girlscanskate USA – the collage

I started the blog because I believe more girls skateboard when they see stylish girls skateboarding.   Style to me is so much more than what you wear – it’s how you wear it.

If someone looks confident yet approachable – that’s style.  All the girls in this collage are stylish.  Each one of them skates and wants others to skate – skate because it’s sport, art, transportation, relaxing, rolling yoga . . . skate because it’s fun & always know #girlscanskate!

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These girls show there’s no wrong way to skate and no uniform in skateboarding.  So what are you waiting for pick a state or any location & go skate there!

Alabama               You’re never to young or old to skate

Alaska                    It’s never too cold to skate – there’s always in doors

Arizona                 It’s never too hot to skate – there’s air conditioning

Arkansas             No matter where you move, your skateboard will go

California           Girls Scouts Skateboard

Colorado            Bomb hills not countries

Connecticut     Skating, traveling, eating & repeating is a life goal

Delaware           Stay positive when learning anything new

Florida                 Some waves are concrete

Georgia              Skateboarding and pizza can lead to happiness

Hawaii                 Your pictures not spirit can be deleted

Idaho                   Coexist

Illinois                 Anyone can encourage #girlscanskate

Indiana              Skateboarding builds a strong community

Iowa                    Skateboarding success is about getting back up

Kansas              Balance is the key in skateboarding & life

Kentucky          Travel on & with your skateboard

Louisiana           Most skaters don’t compete – it’s a choice

Maine                   Enjoy the now & know in time all things are possible

Maryland           Talent and style aren’t gender dependent

Massachusetts     Face the Fear

Michigan             Support your local girl skater group

Minnesota          Success is on the other side of the comfort zone

Mississippi         What makes a skate park is its vibe

Missouri             Girls who skate with style have time to help others

Montana             Skateboard in a dress – if you want to

Nebraska            Share the love of skateboarding

Nevada                Red Shoe Tuesday

New Hampshire        Skate all the New England states

New Jersey          Hoboken is a real place with a real skate park

New Mexico        You can “be the change”

New York              Skateboarding is rolling yoga

North Carolina   Skateboard for transportation

North Dakota      Skate shops are a place to meet skaters

Ohio                          A buckeye is a tree

Oklahoma             Finding your true love on a skateboard does happen

Oregon                   Kick turn is my best trick

Pennsylvania      A day at a time, enjoying the journey

Rhode Island       Roll with your cause

South Carolina   You are limitless

South Dakota       Skate with your crew

Tennessee               Sidewalk surfing

Texas                           Everything is big in Texas

Utah                            Knee sliding is a skill

Vermont                    More skateboarders – that’s good

Virginia                        Persistance is a life skill

Washington             Support your fellow skater girl – that’s priority 1

West Virginia           Girls should be welcome at all skate parks

Wisconsin                  Fly through your obstacles

Wyoming                     Skateboarding can be a part of cross training

District of Columbia            Skateboarding or skate pulling ???


Oklahoma Skateboarding a Love Story

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When I think Oklahoma – my first thought isn’t skateboarding – but maybe it should be.  Paperheart_yogi aka Katy shares this picture from Beavers Bend.

I also never thought skateboarding would lead me to my true love but it worked for Katy.

I skate because I just love it and it’s a passion I share with my husband.  We actually met over a skateboard I was going to sell to him.  He talked me into keeping it and going skating with him!

Also girls should def skate – don’t let anybody tell you you can’t skate cause you’re a girl …there’s so many chick pros that are so sick at this sport ! Do what you love and love what you do!   You only get one life so live it to the f***ing fullest !!!!

I believe in skateboarding, love, and living life to the fullest.  What a rad post to close out our #girlscanskate USA series – the collage is coming soon.  And keep sending your pictures and stories – more girls do skateboard when they see stylish girls skateboarding and get encouragement.

If you’re not sharing your passion are you really living life to the fullest?

xoxo Skatingfashionista

Red Shoes Skating in Nevada – of course it’s Tuesday

I blogged about the Red Shoe Movement on April 11th.  They are women supporting women which is always in style!  On Tuesdays everyone is encouraged to support empowering women by wearing red shoes.

So today’s picture of omgsomelady is the perfect Tuesday post.

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Ashley is skating at Rocker Memorial Skate Park in Nevada.  When I asked if I could share this picture in the #girlscanskate USA she was 110% yes – she supports more girls skateboarding.

According to the dictionary if someone is empowered they have the authority or power to do it – according to me it also means the person has enough self confidence to inspire and promote others being empowered too.

So on Tuesday & every other day I’m thankful to Ashley and all the other rad girls who wear red shoes & skate the red shoe way!

_garagedog sharing skate pictures from Mississippi

_garagedog aka Gracie Art – shares this picture of Rachel skating in Mississippi.

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Taken at the Petal Skate Park

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Their FaceBook About says This park is to be made what you want, whether its the best or the worst is for you to decide.

That’s so true – what really makes any skate park is it’s vibe – is it welcoming or ???  I’m hoping you bring joy, happiness, kindness to whatever skate parks you go to – keep skateboarding fun.

Thanks to everyone who continues to share pictures for the #girlscanskate USA collage.  More girls skateboard when they see girls skateboarding & get encouragement – positive vibes multiply.

Girls Skateboarding in West Virginia

To complete the collage of #girlscanskate USA I tagged girls to find out what state they were skateboarding in, skate shops to see if they knew any skater girls, and yes boys who were skating in the states I was looking for.

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For the most part everyone was friendly & helpful. Except the guy in West Virginia who assured me the only girls at skate parks are girlfriends.  

That’s why it’s especially fabulous that I found hippiechick_soul who’s skateboarding in West Virginia via a skater boy – rastastar420!

One thing I’ve learned from skateboarding is there will be haters – from the people who say girls can’t skate to the people who tell you you’re not a good enough skater.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion – and yes I get it hurts when they tell you – just remember it’s their hate, fear, insecurity, stupidity, whatever.  Never let others tell you who you are or what you can do.

You get to choose who to surround yourself with – so choose wisely because other people’s attitudes can get on you!

Knee Sliding in Utah

Diana share this picture with the caption “Teach a girl how to knee slide and she can do anything…plus it’s super fun!”

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It’s true – skateboarding has prepared me for a lot.  Learning that falling isn’t failure is such a life lesson as are knowing how to fall and when to ask for help.  Not to mention how important it is to learn how to listen and be open when someone’s trying to help you.

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that’s where the girls are training – you can also look for them on the slopes as they are proud shredbetties!

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From Diana:  I love skateboarding because it’s sooo scary and when I skate I have look fear in the face..conquering fear and ripping around the skate park is the most amazing feeling ever.   The rush of being scared to death, sucking it up and doing it anyway is the biggest reward in life. Sometimes when I take a slam skateboarding after that I can do anything!

Skateboarding also keeps me riding sideways and in shape for snowboarding.

I have found that when you get a group of girls together who want to learn how to skate anything is possible. These little girls find confidence they never thought they had and on top of that get to learn about their bodies, sweat, take falls, get up and have fun too!