Saturday, December 12, 2009

Women's Skateboarding

I was contacted by Patty Fung a month or so ago to share my story with her for an audio version of Women's Skateboarding she was creating. Here is the final version with some great stories from women skateboarders through the years and the girls who are coming up.

I love that Patty thought about preserving the history and the memories of women in skateboarding. It really is a fantastic project so make sure you take a listen.

"As part of my community studies social documentation course at the University of California, Santa Cruz, we were asked to select a medium and to produce a short documentary on a subject of our choice. The subject I choose was women’s skateboarding with a goal of highlighting not only the barriers that continue to exist today, but the rich narrative of women who have been riding since the rise of the sport as well as the recent growth of female skate communities that empower and encourage girls of all ages and abilities to ride with confidence. What you will listen to here is not only an assignment for a course, but a project for the community of women skateboarders all over the world who have ridden and those that continue to push the limits of skateboarding with passion."  -Patricia Fung

Listen to the stories HERE.

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