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Gnarly in Pink: These Skateboarding Girls Shred With the Boys

Of over 12 million skateboarders in the United States, it's estimated that less than a quarter are female. This fact doesn’t faze the members of the Pink Helmet Posse, a trio of six-year-old girls who have as much fun shredding on their skateboards as they do dressing up in tutus. In this short film from Kristelle Laroche and Ben Mullinkosson, we meet the gnarly girls in pink proving that skateboarding isn’t just for the boys.

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