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The Only Girl in the Skate Park

The Only Girl in the Skate Park

Originally written for Ladybits on Medium as part of their "Only Woman in the Room" collection. 

It began at the Chicago mall where they filmed Weird Science. I spotted this hot pink skateboard with green grab rails and a huge black tail guard. I placed it it on the carpeted floor and stepped on it. I went one way, the board went the other. My nine-year-old self thought, “Skateboarding is impossible.” Too late, I was hooked.

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