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This incredible photographic celebration of inspirational female skaters from all over the world will appeal to skate fans of every age. In ever-increasing numbers, girls and women are gathering at skate parks and competing in skateboarding events on nearly every continent. Filled with stunning full-colour photographs of 40 remarkable female skaters in action, this book pays homage to the incredible range of styles, ethnicities, and ages that make up a rapidly growing community. There's Emily Pross, one of the top downhill skaters in the world, who is known as the "fastest woman on four wheels," Lucy Osinski and Danielle Francine, cofounders of GRLSWIRL, a grassroots all-female skate community, and Bunga Nyimas Cinta, the youngest ever medalist at age 12 in the Asian Games in women's street. There are skate coaches, longboard dancers, skate filmmakers, and skateboard makers. You'll meet skaters who are moms, artists, models, surfers, and architects. What they all have in common is that skating is their way of life. Each profile offers its subject's own words of wisdom about going after your dreams, falling hard, and getting right back up. The book also includes pages of practical information on everything from skateboarding organisations that champion women, to crews, schools, and camps for girls all over the world. Filled with empowering images and inspiring words, this book will encourage girls and women of every age to get on a board and shred! AUTHOR: Carolina Amell is a graphic designer and author of 'Surf Like a Girl' (by Prestel). She lives in Barcelona, Spain. 240 colour illustrations

 

Details

ISBN: 9783791387079
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 256
Publication Date: 3 Sep 2020
Publisher: Prestel
Publication City, Country: Munich, Germany
Dimensions (cm): 26(H) x 21(L)

 

Author Biography

CAROLINA AMELL is a graphic designer and author of 'Surf Like a Girl' (by Prestel). She lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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