“When I started in the ’70s, female skateboarding was still taboo and I was the only girl at the skatepark. I had to block out negative comments and stand my ground. I got sick of hearing, ‘She’s pretty good for a girl.”’
Cindy Whitehead turned pro in her teens and became a top-ranked skater. After retiring from competition, she reinvented herself as a sports stylist. In 2013, she created her brand of skateboards and apparel for girls and women, “Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word.” Proceeds from GN4LW support micro-grants and nonprofits that encourage girls in skateboarding.
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Source for quote above: Tracy Ramsden, “Female Skateboarding Might Just Be the Coolest Thing Ever.” Marie Claire, May 15, 2017, https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/entertainment/people/female-skateboarding-506580.