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Six Year Old Girls on Their Own Skate Team Are Cooler Than You

Relz Murphy, Sierra Kerr and Bella Kenworthy are skating up a storm as the Pink Helmet Posse, and don’t ever tell them that girls can’t skate. The girls even have a website with skating tutorials, and their own line of boards for girls. Kerr and Kenworthy are the kids of skating professionals, while Murphy was enrolled with her siblings in skateboarding school by her parents.

“Watching your 6-year-old daughter hit tile in a 13-foot bowl, that is pretty cool,” says her dad, “but watching her confidence grow—not just with skating, but in life—that’s even better. If that’s all she ever gets out of skating then we’ve succeeded.”

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Afghanistan’s First Co-ed Skateboarding School [VIDEO]

Skateistan was created by Australian skateboarder Oliver Percovich a few years ago after children on the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan saw him using his board. And with that, skateboarding hit Afghanistan. But it didn’t end there. “Skateistan’s development aid programs work with growing numbers of marginalized youth through skateboarding, and provide them with new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment programs,” explains their website. “In Kabul, Skateistan’s participants come from all of Afghanistan’s diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, and include 40% female students, hundreds of streetworking children, and youth with disabilities. In our skatepark and classrooms they develop skills in skateboarding, leadership, civic responsibility, multimedia, and creative arts, exploring topics such as environmental health, culture/traditions, natural resources, and peace.”

Take a look at this short video they put together then watch this short film for more information.

(Upworthy via Kate Kotler)

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Don't Try This At Home

Dogboarding: Let’s Shred, Puppies [Video]

Sometimes people get bored just walking their dog. And sometimes, people imagine turning their dog into a skateboard. But that would be terrible. So through the magic of visual effects, the Daniels turn some willing canine participants into skateboards. This is like an awesome, chilled out companion to Laser Cats! (And all of it is obviously cruelty-free!)

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And All Was Right With the World

This Is A Picture of Katharine Hepburn On A Skateboard

This would have been the raddest Trapper Keeper cover in the history of the universe. We love you Kate. Spencer and Katharine is my OTP.

(via Flavorwire.)