“Skateboarding has had a huge uptake of women joining the fold – people like Thrasher Skater Of The Year nominee Nora Vasconcellos, Birdhouse veteran Lizzie Armanto and Almost & Team GB’s Sky Brown are out there shredding and getting people stoked. Crews like Femskate.cov are part of a surge of grassroots movements which provide a place for women to more easily find the sense of community we all know skateboarding thrives on. Here are 5 awesome Insta accounts that can be influential for women getting into skateboarding, handpicked by the Femskate crew themselves!” – Ade
Roll With The Girls – @rwtgleeds
Roll with the girls is a female skate group from Leeds, they inspire us with their kick-ass skate videos and supportive attitude towards all female newbies- young or old.
Tic-Tac SkateSchool – @tictacskateschool
Tic Tac Skate School is a place where all people can come together to learn how to skate. They also put on girl’s skate nights and organise skate camps exclusively for girls, something we feel is important in empowering young women.
Sky Brown – @skybrown
Sky Brown is an 11 year old professional skateboarder. She has breath-taking talent and a personality to brighten anyone’s day. Sky will also be representing the UK in the 2020 Olympics, this year is the first year that skateboarding will be viewed as a competitive sport!
Planet Roller Skate – @planetrollerskate
Planet Roller Skate is a roller skate shop based in Venice Beach. It’s an Instagram page is run by an inspiring bunch of women that share fun and vibrant skate videos, including step by step tutorials.
Elaine Shallcross – @shuvitcancer
Shuvit Cancer is a campaign lead by a 68 year old woman, Elaine Shallcross. She and her son started the campaign In hopes to raise £10,000 for Cancer Research! Her goal is to achieve a shuv-it by July!
We hope these Instagram pages help to encourage you to get up and rolling!