At SoCozy, our philosophy is simple: being you is our idea of cool. That’s why we are so inspired by the three fierce and fabulous girls that make up the Pink Helmet Posse, a skating crew from California who love tutus, fingernail polish, and completely shredding it at the local skate parks. Featured recently in The New York Times, posse members Bella, Relz, and Sierra (all age 6) say they’re helping to get more girls interested in skating. You know, when they’re done with their first-grade homework.
Through their website (featuring an e-store that sells—you guessed it—pink skateboards and gear) and an Instagram account, these girls are showing that the board parks aren’t just for boys. According to the New York Times op-doc, “of the 192 competitors in the 2013 X Games in Los Angeles, 33 were women.” Little Sierra adds, “I want there to be the same amount of girls to be skating as the same amount of boys.”
Sierra, we have a feeling that you and your friends are just the ones to make that happen.
The Pink Helmet Posse works through tears and heckling in an effort to change the gender makeup of skateboarding. They’re tough, motivated, and aren’t afraid to chip the paint on their fingernails. Check out the award-winning short film, “Gnarly in Pink”, from The New York Times and get inspired.