Skateistan is a place where women and girls support each other. Our current campaign, It's Her Turn, examines the importance of role models for girls to realize their dreams. In this unique photo collection, incredible female photographers share iconic images of girls and women skateboarding.
We are grateful to all the photographers for their generosity in supporting this campaign: Raisa Abal, Olga Aguilar, Hannah Bailey, Norma Ibarra, Mimi Knoop, Mubaraka Muhammadi and Zorah Olivia.
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Header image: Skateistan Afghanistan, by Hannah Bailey.
Around the world and in many aspects of life, girls are second in line. Society teaches girls to lower their expectations, to accept second best. Girls are pushed into a role in life which is predetermined. They are prevented from realizing their full potential.
That's about to change. Now It's Her Turn.
From day one at Skateistan, it's been our priority to include and encourage girls. Through skateboarding and creative education, girls at Skateistan find a way to explore their interests, develop their skills and defy society's expectations. We encourage girls to grow within our programs, so that as they get older, they can help younger girls to follow in their footsteps. Our female staff and students inspire others and their wider communities. Our aim is to support girls to build a better future in which they can thrive.
It's her turn to try, her turn to grow. It's her turn to lead.
Image: Mimi Knoop by Zorah Olivia