The Power of Girls

Skateboarding

in India

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March 9th GET ON BOARD: GIRL'S NIGHT Join us for a celebration of women in skateboarding! 20 City Blvd West, Orange, CA Details
March 16th GET ON BOARD: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S SKATEBOARDING Vans invites women of all ages to learn something new alongside their peers and together inspire a new way of women’s skateboarding progression. 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY Details
March 16th GET ON BOARD: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S SKATEBOARDING Vans invites women of all ages to learn something new alongside their peers and together inspire a new way of women’s skateboarding progression. 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY Details
March 17th GET ON BOARD: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S SKATEBOARDING Vans invites women of all ages to learn something new alongside their peers and together inspire a new way of women’s skateboarding progression. 113 N Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL Details
March 17th GET ON BOARD: A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN'S SKATEBOARDING Vans invites women of all ages to learn something new alongside their peers and together inspire a new way of women’s skateboarding progression. 113 N Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL Details
March 17th GIRLS SKATE CLINICS Free clinics open to the public 7471 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA Details
March 24th GIRLS SKATE CLINICS Free clinics open to the public 20 City Blvd West, Orange, CA Details
March 31st GET ON BOARD Free girls skate clinics. 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY Details
March 31st GET ON BOARD Free girls skate clinics. 113 N Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL Details
April 7th GET ON BOARD Free girls skate clinics. 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY Details
April 7th GET ON BOARD Free girls skate clinics. 113 N Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL Details
April 14th GIRLS SKATE CLINICS Free clinics open to the public 7471 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA Details
April 21st GIRLS SKATE CLINICS Free clinics open to the public 20 City Blvd West, Orange, CA Details
April 21th GET ON BOARD Free girls skate clinics. 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY Details
April 21st GET ON BOARD Free girls skate clinics. 113 N Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL Details
May 5th GET ON BOARD Free girls skate clinics. 25 Franklin St., Brooklyn, NY Details
May 5th GET ON BOARD Free girls skate clinics. 113 N Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL Details
May 12th GIRLS SKATE CLINICS Free clinics open to the public 7471 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA Details
May 19th GIRLS SKATE CLINICS Free clinics open to the public 20 City Blvd West, Orange, CA Details

In India, like many places around the world, girls are expected to follow societal norms. But for Atita Verghese, skateboarding has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and led to the foundation of her organization Girls Skate India. She recently teamed up with Lizzie Armanto, who serves as an inspiration and role model to a generation of girls including the locals in India. The pair led a girls skate workshop in Bangalore, India that taught the girls more than how to skate - it taught them how to be fearless, take risks, and the empowerment to push passed expectations.

Chris standing up holding his daughter Elva
"I have this thing called girls skate India. I try to promote female skateboarding around the country." - Atita Verghese
"Lizzie is one of the best female skateboarders right now. She's done amazing things for the female skate community." - Atita Verghese
"We're going to be messing with concrete and we're going to teach a girls clinic" - Lizzie Armanto
"Once these girls see what's possible, they're going to have new aspirations and dreams that she's going to ignite in them" - Atita Verghese
“I’m skating for last two years with Atita and I would love to skate with Lizzie.”
- Avani
“When I found out that Lizzie was coming to Bangalore for the workshop I got super excited.”
- Anam
“I started skating three months ago. It’s my first time skating at the ramp. I usually skate on the road.”
- Naphisa
“People look astonished to see me skating. But I don’t have any problem.”
- Mini
"It was cool to see all the different levels of the girls. And most of my group, everyone learned a trick." - LIZZIE ARMANTO
"Skateboarding, in general, allows you that freedom to just choose whatever, be whatever, do whatever." - Atita Verghese

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