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“They’re adorable. They’re talented. And there for each other. ”
– 4GGL Magazine
Relz Murphy, Sierra Kerr and Bella Kenworthy,
a.k.a. the Pink Helmet Posse, have been skating together since 2013.
“They’re incredible. I’ve seen a handful of teenage girls in the park, but never girls this young. They’re the real deal.” says Jamie Owens, editor of Transworld Skateboarding Magazine. From the start, these girls got the attention of the industry and now they are the faces behind the Gap’s latest line of clothes for GIRLS, in collaboration with Ellen DeGeneres’ brand that encourages young girls to be vocal and celebrate individual strength.
As you saw in our Sidewalk Surfer story, it hasn’t always been the norm for girls to skate. But for these three girls, skating TOGETHER has always been their strength. We applaud the Pink Helmet Posse for doing even more than breaking barriers, they’re helping teach and encourage other girls to discover and excel at skateboarding.
Visit their website for tutorials and see that
skateboarding is not just for boys.
How’d they get their start?
Bella’s father, Jason Kenworthy, is a professional action sports photographer. Sierra’s father is Josh Kerr – the 11th-ranked surfer in the world. Having worked together for years, they decided to teach their daughters how to ride boards. Relz Murphy got her skateboarding start after parents Gary and Rebecca decided to put all their children in skating lessons, according to the Daily Mail.
“She’s dropping into 11-foot bowls. There are grown men
who’ve been skating for years who won’t do that.’
– Josh Kerr, Sierra’s Dad
GapKids’ latest campaign GIRL with Ellen DeGeneres features modern girls who are reaching their dreams and igniting change. Gap’s campaign encourages girls to be exactly who they are.
[symple_column size=”one-half” position=”first” fade_in=”false”]BONUS: Check out this story “Like Father, Like Daughter“
[symple_divider style=”solid” margin_top=”5″ margin_bottom=”5″] And we don’t want you to miss our Skateistan story and Surfing Social Change, about the first female (and male) surfers in Iran! [/symple_column][symple_column size=”one-half” position=”last” fade_in=”false”]
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The Pink Helmet Posse is a movement of young girls who love to skateboard. Their goal is to inspire other girls to come out and join the fun.