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International Women's Day 2022

March 03,2022

 

Last year, we kicked off International Women’s Day by featuring our community of riders and creators, inviting collaboration and spotlighting individuals who make up this growing universe. This year to celebrate International Women’s Day, we invited our crew of riders and ambassadors to share their favorite moments of the last year and what keeps them inspired on a daily basis.

 

We’re excited to spotlight Stefi Luxton from DC Snowboarding, Brooklinn Khoury and Janthavy Norton from DC Women's and Andrea Bethke, Megan George, Susie Heath, and Lexi Briggs from DC Skateboarding.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Last weekend we hosted a Women's Skate Jam at Stoner Park in Los Angeles, CA. Check out all the photos and a video recap from the event. 

 

 

SPOTLIGHTS

 

Name:
Stefi Luxton

Hometown:
Wanaka NZ

PUSH YOUR OWN ____________ (Fill in the blank):
“Push Your Own Journey

Who is a female mentor that has helped you along the way?
Inspiration - Kimmy Fasani

What are your favorite words to live by?
No plans, no problems.

Favorite moment of 2021?
Riding powder lots with great friends.

What does snowboarding teach you every day?|
Good times

What’s your favorite song or anthem going into 2022.
Vienna by Billy Joel.

 

Name:
Brooklinn Khoury

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California

PUSH YOUR OWN ____________ (Fill in the blank):
“Push Your Own Story

Who is a female mentor that has helped you along the way?
My inspiration is Chloé Lukasiak, not only is she the kindest human, but she is also the most intelligent and inspiring women alive. She has done so much for so many around her, inspiring them to be themselves and truly living a life you want. Also reminding myself that everyone’s journey is different so don’t compare yourself to others.

Favorite piece of advice given by another female in your life?
My favorite advice given to me is from my friend Trace. She reminds me daily that it’s a choice to wake up and choose happiness. Some words I live by are to always remember my worth, and to never sell myself short to anyone. Also I think the most beautiful things is sharing your struggles because the more we share the less alone others feel.

Favorite moment of 2021?
Celebrate the wins:  continuing to be happy no matter what situations have been thrown at me this year. Also pushing myself to skate more and do whatever makes me smile daily.

What does skateboarding teach you everyday?
Skateboarding teaches me patience's everyday, it teaches me that persistence and not giving up comes with such a good reward at the end of each process. Skateboarding continuously shows me love and community.

Favorite song going into 2022?
My favorite song changes everyday. But I am in love with 50s music. Frank Sinatra, Etta james, Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, they all put a huge smile on my face!

 

Name:
Janthavy Norton

Hometown:
Chandler, Arizona

PUSH YOUR OWN ____________ (Fill in the blank)
Push Your Own Boundaries

Who is a female mentor that has helped you along the way?
My mom has been a huge role model in my life. She has taught me to always have a positive attitude and be kind to others. I have watched her conquer so many obstacles that life has thrown her way and she always rises above. Her strength has motivates me and I’m grateful to have her as my mom and mentor.

What are your favorite words to live by?
My favorite words to live by are to live freely and be true to yourself. I have always lived freely and explored new hobbies, careers, and opportunities. By putting myself out there I feel like I’m truly getting the greatest experience in life. By being true to myself I know that I am being genuine and all that comes to me in life whether it be people or opportunities it’s because of me and not someone I’m pretending to be.

Favorite moment of 2021?
My favorite moment of 2021 was getting to film a show. I said I wanted to land a show that year and I did. I had just lost my brother right before that but I put my best foot forward and did the damn thing. So my biggest win of 2021 was pushing through one of the toughest times of my life and still choosing to live and enjoy life in honor of my brother.

What does skateboarding teach you every day?
Skateboarding teaches me patience and resilience. It teaches me to take my time with things and to get up and keep trying even if I fail.

What’s your favorite song or anthem going into 2022?
My favorite song going into 2022 is Good Days by SZA because it’s about finding hope in darkness and moving forward. It’s about choosing to feel better and moving forward with positivity.

 

Name:
Andrea Bethke

Hometown:
Trenton NJ - Philadelphia PA

PUSH YOUR OWN ____________ (Fill in the blank):
“Push Your Own Limits” -
 because I am the only person that is holding myself back.

Who is a female mentor that has helped you along the way?
My older sister is a big inspiration to me she is filled of spirituality, unconditional love and understanding

Favorite piece of advice given by another female in your life?
I think Betty White said it, why do people say grow some balls they are weak and sensitive, if you really wanna get tough grow a vagina those things can really take a beating lol

Favorite moment of 2021?
2021 was the best year, I quit my soul sucking job and I was living off some unemployment money from the covid epidemic and it was the first year I was ever taken on skate trips ! It was always a dream of mine since I was a teenager but I didn’t think it was achievable for me. DC blessed me with the opportunity to travel for skateboarding along side a team of motivated, talented and amazing individuals. It’s also really rad DC started a women’s team. I am very grateful for everyone I spent time with last year and anyone who took their personal time to film or shoot photos of me.

What does skateboarding teach you every day?
That’s a hard one. I feel skateboarding teaches me a lot. How to be confident in myself, to push past fear when trying a trick or something new. How strong you are getting thru an injury. Skateboarding has brought out the best and worst of me so it’s given me some self understanding which is really cool. It also teaches me patience and how to communicate better with other people. How I have made good friends with people I may have never crossed paths with. It shows me how I can express myself and stop comparing myself to others, that we all are unique and have our own styles. And how to use all of the things taught to me by skating to help uplift and inspire other people.

Favorite song going into 2022?
the mahdi” by the Underachievers

 

Name:
Megan George

Hometown:
Los Angeles, California

PUSH YOUR OWN ____________ (Fill in the blank):
“Push Your Own Potential

Who is a female mentor that has helped you along the way?
Nora Vasconcellos

Your favorite words to live by?
Trust the flow

Favorite moment of 2021?
Favorite moment of 2021 was being able to go on a DC Women's skateboarding trip to San Fran.

What does skateboarding teach you every day?
Skateboarding gives me the opportunity to free my mind. Skateboarding also taught me that we are truly never alone in a vast community of others that enjoy the same thing.

Favorite song for 2022?
The sky is burning” - Sam Gopal

 

Name:
Susie Heath

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

PUSH YOUR OWN ____________ (Fill in the blank):
“Push Your Own Future

Who is a female mentor that has helped you along the way?
My mom has shown me what is right and wrong my entire life. She’s been a pivotal person that has pushed and inspired me to continue skating and to follow my dreams.

Favorite piece of advice given by another female in your life?
Some of my favorite pieces of advice come from my friend Elise one piece being, “We think far too little of ourselves and we allow the possible opinions of others deter us from sharing our most authentic selves. Comparison is the number one killer of creativity. Keep expressing.”

Favorite moment of 2021?
My favorite moment of 2021 was being able to move out to California and start a new chapter in my life.

What does skateboarding teach you every day?
Skateboarding teaches you so much every day. It teaches you determination, persistence, and how to overcome failure.

What’s your favorite song going into 2022?
My favorite song going into 2022 is “Night Moves” by Bob Seger.

 

Name:
Lexi Briggs

Hometown:
Seattle, Washington

PUSH YOUR OWN ____________ (Fill in the blank):
“Push Your Own Limits

Who is a female mentor that has helped you along the way?
A female mentor that has helped me along the way is my sister Devin

Favorite words to live by?
Words I live by are to keep pushing through even when times are hard

Favorite moment of 2021?
My favorite moment of 2021 was being able to go on really fun skate trips with DC

What does skateboarding teach you every day?
Skateboarding teaches me everyday that you always need to get up when you fall down

What’s your favorite song going into 2022?
My favorite song right now is “Fifth Day Dead” by Young Thug

 

 

 

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