India's Female Skate Scene In A New Music Video.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
The female skate scene in India is starting to get as much mainstream coverage as the girls skate scene in the USA. Check out this new video by Wild Beasts for their new song ALPHA FEMALE. The video was filmed in Bangalore and shows what we have been seeing on social media for awhile now - that girls are skating everywhere!
Directed by Sasha Rainbow and produced by Felix Jude West and Roz Croad, the female skaters are from the Girls Skate India & Holy Stoked crew - Atita Verghese (girl in black beanie), Smita Kommini, Padmini Rao, Channy Lowang, Nike Verghese, & Tanvi.
Sasha had this to say in DAZED about why she made this video "“Because of the current political climate in the west and attitudes of intolerance and sexism across the world, I wanted to create a video that celebrates everyone who takes the risk to be themselves.”
It should be noted that Atita is India's first female professional skateboarder and has sponsors like Van's India behind her - pretty sweet!