We started the evening inviting everyone to join us for a Girls Meet, where as usual we introduced ourselves and right after started a super fun game-chain, including longboard tandem races and switch races after getting dizzy. We had so much fun!
After the games were done we started the aperitif with delicious Arab food and the exhibition of the amazing Artist Iuna Tinta while the ultra-famous DJ PHIL from Nnim Clothing was playing the best tunes. Iuna Tinta is an incredibly talented artist and you should definitely check her out! Jameson was also serving delicious cocktails. Not to brag but it was as good as it gets.
The OPEN screening was scheduled for 9pm, which started with a BIG thank you to everyone involved. Skullcandy for being sponsors of the movie, offering their house and arranging big part of the night. 7SkyLife also for sponsoring the movie and being a constant inspiration in Longboard Girl Crew’s evolution. Tanja from Chixxs on Board for helping us organize everything and always being so awesome. DJ PHIL, Yuri and the Nnim Clothing crew for liven up our night (without going Phil-crazy). The amazing photographer Fabrice Borgazzi for capturing the whole event with his beautiful photos (you’ll see them in a minute!). Our friends who came from close and some from so far away: Ingo & Stephan from Icone Longboards, Heiko from Concrete Wave Skateshop Cologne (big surprise!!!), our friend the Olympian snowboarder Nadja Purtschert and so many amazing women who skate, snow, surf, ski and live life to the fullest. THANK YOU for being there! It was such a magic night.
The screening was awesome and everyone was genuinely stoked on the movie and its message and really amazed by the Director Daniel Etura’s work. Bravo Daniel!
Some more party was had after the screening and we call it a night with our hearts filled with stoke and gratitude. Getting together like this and sharing these moments makes everything much more special, so thank you all!
Thanks again to photographer Fabrice Borgazzi for these beautiful photos. All photos by him. You rock Fabrice!
Kanya Sesser is a true inspiration. The 23 year old was born without legs in Thailand and was abandoned by her parents on the steps of a Buddhist Temple. After being raised by monks for a few years and being shuffled back and forth between foster homes, she was adopted by an American family. Not one to feel sorry for herself, Kanya was determined to live out the American dream, despite her disability. Not only does she fully function without the use of prosthesis or a wheel chair, but she surfs, skateboards, dances, and participates in a variety of action sports. She is also a motivational speaker and model.
“Even though I have no legs there’s nothing I can’t do. I’m blessed for all I have, that’s all that matters”
Next level inspiration, thank you Kanya! Video via Young&Reckless.
Lna Morandi is a freelance illustrator/comics artist & web designer based in Lyon, France.
There are 3 things that she really likes & enjoy: drawing, longboarding & roller derby. So she mash them up and create amazing pieces. In her own words: “My art is very influenced by this, this skating culture, the people I met… I like mixing my drawings with skateboarding or roller derby. I think it’s a way to show my love and devotion to these sports”
She created a set called “Girls can Skate” as a way to promote girls and encourage them to skate and longboard. “My longboarding skills are limited, and I don’t travel a lot, so I’m restricted to my city. Meanwhile my art can cross cities and countries with social networks. I hope it will inspire girls”
We love her drawing book! Check it out:
We’ve been supporting Skateistan for a long time now. Promoting the movement, the movie and hosting the Spanish premieres for Skateistan The Movie: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul in Madrid and Barcelona. Now it’s time to go a step further and become a Citizen of Skateistan:
Edited by renowned filmmaker Ty Evans (with whom we just shot our Bouygues ad) and featuring Skateistan’s community of students and staff, alongside legendary skaters Tony Hawk, Jamie Thomas, and Mimi Knoop.
They aim to rise 100.000$ in a month and we know that money will be put to it’s best use, so let’s keep Skateistan rolling!
Our LGC Vietnamesse Ambassador Anna Selina Kager created Viet-Shred in 2014 during a very inspiring time in Vietnam. Initially the group was a way for her to connect with locals. Later on they became very close friends and she experienced her friends’ struggles at first hand.
She now launches a crowd-founding campaign to create opportunities in a country where there are not so many.
Future prospects of young adults descending from impoverished families in Vietnam are more or less on the edge. To improve our livelihood and establish job opportunities we founded Viet Shred. Built upon the idea to strengthen the community while creating a workspace and offer education, Viet Shred could apply unique support in a world of unstable conditions.
Please help them create a safer place and new opportunities for local people. CLICK HERE to support and donate to their Generosity.com campaign.
Proud to have a crew with humans so devoted to make this world a better place. Let’s keep working!