Hi Kitchen Sisters—My name is Patty Fung and I’m writing in response to your request for submissions for your new NPR project on “Girls and the Women they Become.” As part of my community studies social documentation course at the University of California, Santa Cruz, I produced a short audio documentary on women’s skateboarding with a goal of highlighting not only the barriers that continue to exist today, but the rich narrative of women who have been riding since the rise of the sport as well as the recent growth of female skate communities that empower and encourage girls of all ages and abilities to ride with confidence. What you will listen to here is not only an assignment for a course, but a project for the community of women skateboarders all over the world who have ridden and those that continue to push the limits of skateboarding with passion. Thanks for listening.
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