Janthavy Norton grew up watching her brothers skate the streets of Chandler, AZ, but it wasn’t until one night at a party she decided to make friends with a miniramp and tried dropping in… and just kept slamming until the party ended. She’s been skating every day since.
I love being able to represent for the adaptive women of the world. Our division is still growing and the more I can share my love for skateboarding daily but also in a competitive way-the more people will see it happening and get out here to enjoy the fun!
Me gustaría invitar a todos que estén al pendiente de nuestras redes sociales en @mixi_skatecrew y en las mías como @vizuet_lugo.
I would like to invite everyone to keep an eye and follow along our social media accounts @mixi_skatecrew and @vizuet_lugo.
I’ve had an amazing journey skating and I wouldn’t change finding it for anything. It’s taken me all over the country, first with Girls Riders Organization then the many contests World Cup Skateboarding and Exposure do, and traveling just to skate with friends. I love meeting new skater girls and encouraging them. I hope to stay a positive influence on the young ones, and an inspiration for all.
“I always want everyone to acknowledge the past, present and future generations of Indigenous people here on “Turtle Island”. Learning about the land you’re on by going to https://native-land.ca will honour Nations that have been taking care of the land.”
Ronnie’s cousin Gian got them into skateboarding when they were younger, but at the time they were way more into basketball. “I was a poser. I used to pretend that I skated in high school. People asked me about tricks and I would be like ‘oh, yeah, that one,’ so then I decided to pick it up for real.” Around 19 they really started getting into skating and that’s been a huge part of their life ever since.
Nancy Pham Schickman was a skater before she became a mom, and admits to some FOMO watching her friends’ progress because for her, skating, or at least gnarly skating, has taken a backseat. “Those days of hucking myself down a set of stairs are on hold until my son is a bit older – or at least until I’m done breastfeeding.” For now, she tries to incorporate skating into as many of her baby’s activities as possible and is happy just to get to push around for half an hour for fun and selfcare.