SKATEBOARDING IS OUR TOOL TO:
EMPOWER WOMEN IN CRISIS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCED RAPE AND/OR SEXUAL ASSAULT.
EMPOWER WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN PHYSICALLY AND/OR EMOTIONALLY ABUSED.
"Being raped made me feel powerless and vulnerable within myself. I felt disgusting and like my body wasn’t mine anymore. Skateboarding is an escape for me, it helps me feel free, grounded and helps me get outside and be with nature and fresh air."
"When I’m skateboarding, especially
with women, I feel like I can lower my guard, I can be me again... I feel like I’m making up for the years that we’re taken from me by my abuser. I feel happy. And I wasn’t sure I could ever feel happy again."
"I don’t have to worry about the past or future whilst skateboarding, I can just focus on the present. It's helped me build more confidence in myself and improve my self-esteem... I have found so much value in having other girls cheer me on, and help me when I’m down. "