BY Evelyn Chapman
on Apr 15, 2015
Afghan women may not be able to ride bikes, but they can skateboard—and these girls could teach Tony Hawk a thing or two. Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s compelling new photo series is bringing global attention to Skateistan, a non-profit organization that combines Kabul, skateboarding, and education.
The program was founded by Oliver Percovich in 2007 and uses skateboarding as a tool to empower its students, while providing access to education for children from poor or misplaced families. Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Jun 26, 2014
Relz, Bella, and Sierra are 6-year-old girls who dream of going to the X games. The bff trio make up the Pink Helmet Posse.
These rough and tumble girls were profiled in their matching pink helmets in a short Op- Doc by The New York Times. Every minute of this doc is seriously more adorable and badass than the last. One moment the girls are painting their nails in the middle of the skate park and the next they are crushing it on the half- pipe. Read More
BY Michelle Beiter
on Mar 27, 2014
Get ready to smile your face completely off. If animals doing people things isn't a phenomenon you're aware of — you're welcome, because it's my favorite way to de-stress. Some prefer yoga, some like to meditate, but that's probably because they've never spent ten minutes watching budgies kick-flip into the sunset. Six years ago, Trieste Visier of Sydney, Australia, started training her birds to skateboard (and do other, decidedly human things). After finding model success with her budgie, Willow, Visier made a photography project of parakeets-in-action. And I am so, so SO glad she did. Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Oct 21, 2013
Meet the three cutest and most badass six-year-old girls of the Southern California based skateboarding group, “Pink Helmet Posse.” The members, Relz Murphy, Sierra Kerr and Bella Kenworthy, have already been recognized by skateboarding legends, and as the editor of Transworld Skateboarding Magazine Jamie Owens raves, “They’re incredible,” “I’ve seen a handful of teenage girls in the park, but never girls this young. They’re the real deal. Read More
Skateboarding is pretty cool. A girl skateboarding is awesome. But a girl skateboarding in Afghanistan? Probably couldn’t get better than that.
Skateistan began as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Kabul, Afghanistan. Now, they’re an international nonprofit charity providing skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Pakistan. Read More
BY Ariana Anderson
on May 26, 2011
The 7th annual Afro-punk Festival returns to Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, NY and the line-up is probably the most spectacular yet. Incredible artists such as Santigold, Janelle Monae, Cee-Lo Green, Joi, Rocky Business, Toro Y Moi, and many others will take the stage August 27th and 28th. There’s music for almost any taste because, like the 2010 promo video states, “Afro-punk is not a genre—it’s a state of mind.”
But this isn’t just a music festival. Read More