Skateboarding for Change (and Gender Equality) in South Africa
Skateistan has opened its latest chapter in Johannesburg, hoping to provide an escape for young South Africans, especially girls, in a city and a country with the highest rates of murder and domestic violence in the world.
Mary Catherine O'Connor
Artist Paul McCarthy Designed Surreal Skate Decks for Charity
The absurdist artist collaborated with nonprofit Skateistan to sell his work in order to raise money for Africa's first skate school.
Skateboarding Makes Afghan Girls Feel Free
How the Skateistan school uses skateboarding as a tool for empowerment in a country worn down by 30 years of conflict and dislocation.
We Talked To The Guy Behind Skateistan
Skateistan is an international organisation that provides education and skateboarding instruction to youth in some of the most volatile places in the world.
Tara June Winch