Skate card for Skatopia Skate Park used by Cindy Whitehead

Description (Brief):

Laminated identification card with a color photograph of the card holder, Cindy Whitehead, for entrance into the Skatopia skate park. Whitehead began skateboarding at age 15 and had turned pro by the time she was 17, something girls were not doing in the mid-1970s. She became one of the only girls skating both pool and half pipe and is the only girl ever to be featured in a two page article with a centerfold in a skateboarding magazine. Whitehead retired from skateboarding at 22 but still skates and has remained in the sports arena as a sport stylist, a job title she also created. Whitehead is especially supportive of young female skaters through her “Girl Is Not A 4 Letter Word” skate team and her products which are geared towards women and girls. Whitehead’s signature phrase printed in gold on many of the “Girl Is Not A 4 Letter Word” products personifies her independent spirit, "Live life balls to the wall. Do epic shit. Take every dare that comes your way. You can sleep when you’re dead."

Date Made: 1970s1977Used Date: 1977

User: Whitehead, Cindy

Location: Currently not on view

Name Of Sport: skateboardingWeb Subject: SportsLevel Of Sport: AmateurWeb Subject: Women


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0165.05Accession Number: 2013.0165Catalog Number: 2013.0165.05

Object Name: skate park cardskate card, skateboarding

Physical Description: plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 6.35 cm x 8.255 cm


Record Id: nmah_1449534

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