Girls have taken skateboarding by storm, defying gender expectations.
Since the 1960s girls have embraced the sport to showcase athleticism, freedom of movement, and daring behavior that has earned them accolades.
They fashioned unique clothing styles and asserted their self-empowerment in a male-dominated sport.
Cindy Whitehead grew up in Southern California, where she aspired to be a professional skateboarder but found few female role models. At age 15, she was the first girl skateboarder featured in the centerfold of a skateboard magazine. One year later, she became a professional "vert" skateboarder.
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