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    Brooklyn woman turns love for skating into a resource to teach young girls to skate

    By Adolfo Carrion and Julia Joseph,

    24 days ago

    What started first as an Instagram page to show off skateboarding skills has now turned into a resource to teach young girls in the Brooklyn community to learn how to skate.

    Founder Liv Collins says Sk8Babes has helped her find a new sense of purpose, especially as someone who didn't find her skating community early on.

    "I definitely feel like I'm fulfilling something in my childhood that I missed out on," said Collins. "Just being a marginalized gender in skateboarding, in the beginning of my journey I definitely felt lonely sometimes."

    Collins is now turning her love for the sport into a learning experience for the youth. The company hosts clinics and camps for young skaters, teaching them new skills while giving them a close-knit community and some life lessons.

    "I do it with a lot of my friends and Liv is a really good instructor she pushes me to try my best," said young skater Lucille. "I feel strong and I know when I'm taking a fall that I'm learning from my mistakes."

    Click here to learn more about the Sk8Babes program.

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