“The lack of female role models in the early 2000’s almost made me quit my dream of becoming a pro skateboarder.”
Annie Guglia started skateboarding when she was 11 years old. Her story is one that many female athletes may recognize: back in 2000, her younger brother got a skateboard for Christmas. By the end of the next summer, she was hooked. Now, at 27, Annie has over a decade of professional skateboarding under her belt: she’s an X Games pro-athlete and a rep for Vans Get On Board, a program offering dedicated skateboarding workshops and lessons for women.
“As girls, we’re taught to be careful,” the Montreal-based athlete says. “Skateboarding challenges that social cage that we put young girls into...More