Originally published in CNN, Jan 25, 2021
Girls Can’t Skate spotlights an all-female and queer skateboarding community in New York City. By exploring these womxn’s shared passion and resilience, it celebrates female empowerment in contrast to the machismo culture and normalized violence against womxn that plagues much of the world.
These womxn are challenging the traditionally male-dominated sport at a historic moment for skateboarding, which made its debut appearance at the 2021 Summer Olympics. The images were captured before the COVID-19 pandemic and during the lockdown via FaceTime.