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India’s Skateboarder Atita Verghese’s TEDx Talk

Atita Vergheses is India’s most prominent female skateboarder and organiser of Girl Skate India Tour, the first ever girl skate tour in India where 12 women from different countries of the world gathered to skate, build ramps and teach children in India how to skate. Awesome or what?

She began skating at the age of 19, in Goa, and since then there has been no looking back. With about three and a half years of experience now, she is a professional skateboarder, and trains many of Bangalore’s budding skateboarders.
In her early days as a skateboarder, being the only female skateboarder in a male dominated sport got Atita questioning herself at times about whether she could ever succeed.

Atita was invited by TEDxPESITBSC India to give a TEDx Talk last March.

“I still can’t help but feel the need to provide a more facilitating environment where women can feel validated and grow in a positive environment that they help create”

Check her inspirational story out and get stoked.

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During the Girl Skate India Tour. Clemence Boulgom photo.

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DIY. The girls building ramps for everyone during the Girl Skate India Tour. Gautham Nalasingu photo.

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