In 2014 I founded the photo project Girls in Longboarding, because I was so impressed of skating girls that I looked for but only barely found. I decided to meet more girls and women to photograph them with their passion for the longboard sport and create a platform for that to empower the girls scene by creating and showing new role models.
2014 I also co-founded GRRRLS * can skate is a self-organized working group from Bielefeld supporting girls* and women* in skating, on the skateboards AND longboards. Since its establishment in 2014 they focus on women, lesbian, trans* inter in skating combining its theory and practice to encourage more women* to conquer the sport, become active, and to follow a passion, although the society says otherwise! With creating safe places, role models and giving them more visibility the GRRRLS* dedicate their work to break gender stereotypes.
By the end of my studies I made the decision to bring all my passions together and create a female focused longboard magazine, S*pin with the role models so many girls and women are looking for to get into the sport.
Since February I am also a part of the Women’s Longboard Camp, mainly responsible for social media, design and photos.
If you have any question write my an E-Mail!
Maria’s Dancing Setup
Deck Custom made by TD Longboards
Trucks 180mm Cast Precision .V2 Kahalani 50°
Bushings board side Riptide WFB 83a Barrels
Bushings road side 90a Venom Barrels
Wheels Mini Ozone 65mm 80a
Maria’s Freeride Setup
Deck Loaded Tesseract
Trucks 180mm Caliber 44°
Bushings Blood Orange and Sabre
Wheels Landyachtz Fatty Hawgs 70mm 78a
Pucks Ojoom Pucks
Helmet TSG Pass