We are stoked to team up with BTFL longboards! A brand of complete boards made for girls.
BTFL (Beautiful) Longboards is a brand that provides boards with specific shapes and technical features that are made for girls and support our individual needs: Soft bushings, slimmer boards, high flex and high-quality materials. All BTFL boards are designed, developed and tested by girls for girls.
This is insane. Our very own Longboard Girls Crew Poland Ambassador Laura Godek has been named by Forbes Magazine one of the “30 under 30 in Europe” people of the year!! This exclusive list is made by Forbes Magazine and chooses among thousands of applications the top 30 Young Leaders, Inventors and Brash Entrepreneurs of Europe.
Check her feature in Forbes Magazine HERE.
Laura Co-Founded LYO Food, a company that develops freeze-dried bio food. Thanks to modern technology and close cooperation with nutrition specialists, they developed optimally balanced meals of minimal weight and maximal nutritional value with no preservatives or artificial additives. Among their products they have fruits, powders and full meals, just freeze-dried. They don’t loose any natural vitamins and minerals and you can take them anywhere. We specially use the fruits and meals when we’re traveling or hiking outdoors, as the fruits are the perfect snack and they taste awesome.
To find out more about LYO Food and their amazing products check their web out!
After the Forbes list was announced Laura was invited to Polish TV shows to talk about LYO Food and her achievements. Of course, she mentioned she’s an avid longboarder and they even featured footage of her skating. Seriously, how rad is this?
We’re so happy for these all. Laura, we couldn’t be prouder. What an amazing role model for women worldwide!
As we always say: Dream big, work harder x
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: