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Skater girls and Biker chicks in the Middle East

There is something happening in the Middle East right now, and it doesn’t have anything to do with bombs, oil, or politics.  But it does involve some badass chicks on wheels. 458 more words


Skateboarding Offers Opportunity For Girls in Afghanistan

Skateistan is a non-profit that connects youth and education through skateboarding in Kabul, Afghanistan, having now expanded to Cambodia and South Africa since its inception in 2007. 353 more words



Skateistan is a non-profit organization created by Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich. The project and foundation got the notice of London-based photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson and she booked a flight for Kabul in 2012 and began to document the project, especially because nearly half of the participants were girls. 150 more words

Art And Design

Not in Our Stars

Methinks Shakespeare’s man Cassius, saying that ‘the fault…is not in our stars but in ourselves,’ spoke to a much broader expression of fault than that of his moment. 419 more words

Human Nature

Afgan Skateboarding

Skateboarding school sounds pretty awesome, right? Who wouldn’t want to spend their days learning to Ollie and Pop Shove in the sunshine? Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich recognised just how much potential skateboarding has, opening ‘Skateistan’ in 2007, his non-profit skate school. 598 more words

The Two Patriarchies, and Why Skateistan Rules

On International Women’s Day I noticed on my Facebook newsfeed a lot of celebration of women from developing countries, and countries that have had a history of oppressing women. 1,045 more words


Time Capsule

In about a month my good friend Rhianon will be coming through Vancouver for a visit. There are a few reasons why I am really excited about this. 788 more words