It's Her Turn: Women by Women

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. 

It's Her Turn. Donate now


Header image: Skateistan Afghanistan, by Hannah Bailey. 

Girls at Skateistan Cambodia by Zorah Olivia
Mimi Knoop by Zorah Olivia

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

Brighton Zeuner by Olga Aguilar
Nicole Hause by Olga Aguilar
Girl skates in Bamyan, Afghanistan, by Mubaraka Muhammadi, Skateistan Educator
Andrea Benitez (Left); Cata Diaz and Tania Cruz (right) by Raisa Abal
Kouv Chan Sangva (Tin) at Skateistan Cambodia, by Mimi Knoop
Fabiana Delfino by Norma Ibarra
Never Forget to Give Back - Janwar - India, by Norma Ibarra
Skateistan South Africa, by Hannah Bailey
Skateistan Cambodia, by Hannah Bailey

Support Skateistan to show girls that they can be whatever they want to be. 

Donate today to give girls a space where they’re supported, encouraged and celebrated.