• The Barefoot Skateboarders of India: Janwaar Castle


    Yesterday we ran across this amazing video and initiative happening in Madhya Pradesh, a small village in India, where surprisingly the largest skateboarding park of the country is located: The Janwaar Castle. The purpose of the Janwaar Castle Community Organization is to uplift the lives of the villagers in Janwaar, especially those of the Janwaar children through skateboarding.

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    A sport which has long been identified with urban neighbourhoods across the world, is being used in a village in central India as a trigger for social change. Ulrike Reinhard – a German national – established a skate park in Janwar, Madhya Pradesh in February 2015, with the help of a few Indian and international skateboarding organisations inspired by Skateistan.

    The region to which the village belongs is notorious for being one of the most socially and economically backward areas of the country. Untouchability, gender inequality, illiteracy, and alcoholism are rampant here. Through the voices of Ulrike and the children of the village, the film documents how the skate park is gradually changing the social fabric of the village and addressing some of its most deep rooted issues.

    With the simple rule “Girls first” they are promoting gender equality in a region where this is not a popular thing.

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    We love seeing more and more initiatives like this. Skateboarding is changing lives for the better around the world in regions where they don’t even have concrete. We can always do something. Get involved in your local community or create something from scratch. We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for!

    To get involved or find out how you can help Janwaar Castle click HERE. They need us!

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    Photo by Vicky Roy – Janwaar Village

     

     

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  • Become a Citizen of Skateistan! The impact you have by donating USD10


    Always wondering how you can help and make a real impact in the lives of the ones who are in a tough situation? This is it. Here’s how you can make a difference and contribute in a movement that is changing the lives of thousands of girls and boys in Afghanistan, South Africa and Cambodia through skateboarding. Become a Citizen of Skateistan!

    Before we start, if you still don’t know what Skateistan is we suggest you click HERE. Watch the video and find out how through skateboarding they have built one of the biggest movements to help kids in need and provide them with education, self-esteem and of course, skateboard fun.

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  • New Board review by BTFL Boards!


    New board review by BTFL Longboards! This time the dancers and freestylers Debby & Goldy.

    BTFL is a brand of boards designed in Germany by some of the best female riders in Europe, shape & graphic, having women’s needs in minds. Check them out!

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    The Debby in the use!

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  • Longboard Girls in the new RHCP video


    We’re beyond stoked on this one. Seeing your friends and shred sisters star in the latest Red Hot Chili Peppers video is next level stoke. Watch Amanda Powell, Amanda (Panda) Caloia & Carmen Sutra rip under Olivia Wilde’s Direction. Yes, that Olivia Wilde.

    Is everybody as stoked as we are on where is female longboarding and the exposure we’re getting? More to come. Keep supporting your girl gang!

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  • Valeria Kechichian’s interview for TEDx Madrid 2016


    The lady behind Longboard Girls Crew Valeria Kechichian was the first longboarder to ever give a TEDx Talk last year during Madrid’s TEDx event organised by IE. The subject was Shaking up the Order and her Talk ‘We Ride The Shift‘ on society, women and why we do what we do here through LGC received amazing feedback from all around the world. This year she was invited by the organisation team to do an interview to use as a promotional video for this year’s TEDx event themed Why Not? We think it feats perfectly with our values.

    Check Valeria out explaining what the concept Why Not? means to her and how she believes fear holds us back from achieving our true potential, how society works following rules that someone else created for us and what we achieve when we break free from them.

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