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Women in Skateboarding – Past and Present


Research into skateboarding is on the increase, as people are becoming more interested in what we do, how we shape local cultures and how we construct our identities. There is also a growing network… Continue reading

“Crack on Wheels”: Barbara Odanaka – ‘Skateboard Moms & Sisters of Shred’


I’ve always been fascinated with California; it’s a place that seems to be at the centre of so much cultural history that I’ve found myself drawn to, and it’s an important part of… Continue reading

Girl Skate Classes Begin in Palestine


It’s been a long and busy week for SkatePAL in Asira Al-Shamalyia, Palestine. We’ve been working hard to finish the skatepark for the opening in a few days. There are 15 of us… Continue reading

SkatePAL and girl skating in Palestine


Last week I jetted out to Israel to work with SkatePAL, a charity who for the last three years have been building skateparks and teaching children to skateboard in the Palestinian Territories. Charlie… Continue reading

The Weekend in the City 2015 Girl’s Edit


For one weekend each year teams of skateboarders take to the streets and skateparks of Greater Manchester to film footage for a five minute skate film that has to be submitted one week… Continue reading

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