Smithsonian Museum's "Girlhood" Tour Features Our Skateboard!

Friday, February 21, 2020

We're excited and honored to share that some of GN4LW Founder, Cindy Whitehead's 70's skateboard history, as well as the prototype of the original Dusters x Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word cruiser, is going on tour for 5 years in the new Smithsonian Museum exhibit GIRLHOOD (It's Complicated).

The exhibit launches at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C on June 12, 2020, and then tours the country until 2025.

Thanks to Smithsonian Magazine for the feature!

Guess Which Pro Female Skater Has Teamed Up With Barbie?

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Via Today: Mattel has announced a new line of Barbie dolls, available nationwide in March, that highlight the Summer Olympics sports of skateboarding, softball, sport climbing, surfing and karate.

Each doll comes with the outfit and equipment necessary to excel at their chosen sport. The skateboarder, for example, has a pink helmet and board and wrist and knee guards for safety, while the surfer totes a Tokyo 2020 board and wears a wetsuit.

The dolls also wear Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 jackets and come with gold plastic medals on a ribbon, allowing kids to hold medal ceremonies of their own to celebrate their dolls' accomplishments.

The collection comes in time for the return of softball to the Olympic Games: The sport was last included in 2008 in Beijing. The remaining sports celebrated in the collection — karate, surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding — will all make their debut in the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Keeping with the spirit of the 2020 Olympic Games, Barbie will also partner with Olympic athletes like skateboarder Lizzie Armanto and rock climber Kyra Condie on March 7th at the Barbie You Can Be Anything Festival, in Santa Monica where female role models will speak to attendees and conduct workshops on working to achieve goals.

Grace Cochrane Is Larger Than Life In This New Exhibit!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

We are SO excited to see Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word team rider, Grace Cochrane, larger than life, in this new exhibit about the highlights and contributions of Tasmania's female athletes! And she is featured on the posters as well!

Well done Grace!!

Press Release: Tasmania’s sporting women and girls are being celebrated in a new exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG).

The Change Room highlights the achievements and contribution of Tasmanian female athletes, and also brings to light lesser known stories of sporting excellence as well as the people behind the games.

This community exhibition tells the stories of Tasmania’s sporting women and girls through text, audio and video, as well as through a selection of memorabilia and precious objects from their sporting careers.

The Change Room acknowledges the contribution of female athletes and coaches, as well as administrators, managers, board members and health professionals.

Athletes profiled in the exhibition include Tasmania’s first Olympian, javelin thrower Heather Innes who competed in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, as well as current sporting stars such as world champion woodchopper Amanda Beams, long distance runner Meriem Daoui and skateboarder Grace Cochrane.

Photo of Grace with the mural at TMAG by Miranda Harman

“The Change Room gives us the chance to tell the important stories of Tasmanian women in sport, not only the historic trailblazers but also today’s up-and-coming stars,” TMAG Director Janet Carding said.

“In developing the exhibition, a public call went out for contributions to help us tell the stories of Tasmanian women in sport and the Tasmanian community responded enthusiastically with not only stories but also photographs, audio, video and treasured memorabilia.

“I am sure that the exhibition’s themes of inclusion and women’s achievement are universal, and will appeal to not just the Tasmanian community but also to all of TMAG’s visitors from around the world.”

The Change Room will be supported by a public program of events and activities at TMAG, including a special women in sport-themed Discovery Day taking place on International Women’s Day, Sunday 8 March.

The exhibition is supported by Events Tasmania as part of the International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 Cricket World Cup program being hosted by Australia in 2020, and timed to coincide with the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup which is taking place in Australia between 21 February and 8 March.

The Change Room is on show from Friday 7 February until Sunday 29 March 2020 in the Bond Store Basement at TMAG.

Sky Brown x Skateistan x Almost 2nd Collab Deck Released.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Almost Skateboards has come out with another Sky Brown x Skateistan deck and it's pretty awesome.

Plus 20% of the proceeds go directly to Skateastan - a great way to support this awesome organization.

The new deck comes in two colorways and retails for $54.95 - you can grab one HERE

Girls Skate Session At The Cove This Saturday!

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Grab your best girlfriends and get down to The Cove Skatepark in Santa Monica this Saturday for the "Girls Skate Session" that Sandy and Ana put on. So many girls of all abilities show up to skate and it's really fun!

Girls Skate Session at The Cove is this Saturday, February 15th from 10am - 12pm

More info on The Cove Skatepark (pads and helmets required) HERE