Create The Change

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

 images via Glamour Magazine Spain

** This post was originally created for my fashion blog "It's Not About Pretty". When I was writing it way back when,  I started to realize that instead of bitching about what I wasn't stoked on, that maybe I should  think about starting a blog about girls skateboarding and post a "Who's Rad" every week to create the content I thought there should be more of.  Sometime your biggest pet peeves have a way of giving you forward momentum...

This reminds me of back in the day. But not in the way you might think…

You had to hunt and hunt to find girls profiled in skateboarding magazines. I craved those photos, I studied them and cut them out and thumb-tacked them to my wall for inspiration. I don’t think I could have filled all the walls in my teenage bedroom with female skate photos even if I had tried – there just weren’t enough of them. But there were always photos of girls in cute outfits watching the boys skate…

Which brings me to this editorial spread. Don’t get me wrong, I love that skateboarding is featured here in a very 70′s California way, BUT I’d really be digging it if the girl was the one skating and maybe the boys were the ones watching. I’m waiting for the year that happens, and in the meantime, I am still tacking up photos of rad girls, with the hope that one day my walls will be filled.

I believe it’s time for a new ending to the same old story. What about you?

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