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keep thrashin’ DECADE OF SKATE

To qu o t e E l i s s a S t e a m e r , “ s h i t b e p o p - u - l a r ! ” Ye p , s k a t i n g i s o n t r e n d r i g h t n ow, a n d y o u c a n ’ t s h a k e a s t i c k f o r c l u e l e s s f a s h i o n m a g s s h ow i n g y o u ‘ h ow t o d r e s s l i k e a s k a t e b o a r d e r.’ T h e s c e n e h a s b e e n t h r o u g h a l l s o r t s o f t r a n s i t i o n s o v e r i t ’s l i f e s p a n a n d w e ’r e p r e t t y s u r e E l i s s a ’s s e e n i t t h r o u g h m a n y a n u p - a n d - d ow n . Long before the mainstream mob jumped on the boardwagon, there were female skaters making moves, trying tricks and getting parts. M i mi K n o o p , E l i s s a S t e a m e r , J e n n a S e l b y a n d L u c y A d a m s h a v e d o n e m o r e t h a n j u s t g e t o n b o a r d s , t h e y ’ v e c o m mi t t e d time to the skate world. Whether they’ve st arted a brand, made a movie, become a legend, invented a trick or encouraged someone to t ake it up, things may have changed but these women are still thrasin’ after a decade or more of skating. H a n n a h B a i l e y s p o k e t o t h e s e i n f l u e n t i a l l a di e s t o f i n d o u t j u s t h ow t h e w o r l d o f s k a t e b o a r di n g h a s c h a n g e d s i n c e t h e y f i r s t picked up a board.

-by Hannah Bailey-

Profile for Coven Magazine

Coven Magazine - Issue 8 - Summer 2014  

Action, Art & Adventure For Women. Ride, Camp, Climb, Surf, Skate, Paint, Dream, Create, Ride.

Coven Magazine - Issue 8 - Summer 2014  

Action, Art & Adventure For Women. Ride, Camp, Climb, Surf, Skate, Paint, Dream, Create, Ride.

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