top of page
Our Logo


   Founded in 2019, Black Girls Skate (BGS) is a brand and non-profit devoted to creating equity, visibility and safety for skaters who identify as Black, African, or Of Color and/or women, differently-abled, or LGBTQ+. We are specifically invested in amplifying skaters across the Black diaspora with skating activities that include skateboarding, longboarding, roller skating, wcmx, figure skating, ice skating and  adaptive skating. This includes all skill levels, skate styles, and related sports. Everyone is welcome to join our events and all wheels are welcomed!

   Our mission is to raise skater visibility and increase skater safety practices, while providing positive safe spaces for new, aspiring, and professional skaters. We're building equity for those groups historically marginalized within skate culture and its developing industries.


Untitled design (11).png

Meet Our Team Members:

Meet Our Board Members:


See stories of our work & progress!

Articles & Reviews of Our Work!

Black Girl Skate Google Reviews

2020 - 2023 

Cultures Collide: How Black Girls Skate Brings Skaters Together


We Outside: On Double Dutch, Roller Skating, and Hand Games


Black Girls Skate: Celebrating Equity and Community Through Social Media, Stickers, and Skate Pop-Ups


See Google Reviews written by participants, parents, and more!

"Black Girls Skate. Black Girls Skate—also known as BGS— is an organization that prioritizes Black and Brown women and femme-identifying people in the skate world. " Story by Tajah Ware

...that's why Black Girls Skate and other organizations like theirs are so important-- they maintain historically meaningful activities and build niche communities of color, all while emphasizing the importance of staying active. 

"When DJ Gooden, founder of Black Girls Skate first learned about professional skater Samarria Brevard, the first Black woman to medal in the X Games, and Stephanie Person, a professional skateboarder since the 80s, they were shocked." - Story by Amanda Schumacher

How a Skate Group is Carving Out Space for Representation and Equity


"When you think of what a skater looks like, be it at a park, on ice, or in a roller rink, who are you picturing?" - Story by Meg Hilling

Empowering the Skating Community: A Spotlight on Black Girls Skate


"The world of skating is an exhilarating and empowering space, but it can also be daunting for those who don’t see themselves represented within it." - Story by Riedell

Black Girls Skate: Chicago Style


"It’s never too late to allow your inner Sk8ter Girl🛹 to blossom. In a field dominated by men, Black Girls Skate is creating a community for women, specifically women of color, to come, connect and skate." - Story by Tajah Ware

Black Girls Skate: A Community That Wants More for Skateboarding 


"BGS gives a platform to Black skateboarders and those who otherwise would struggle to see themselves represented." - Story by Paula Reid

bottom of page