Founded March 2019 Black Girls Skate (BGS) is a brand and growing non-profit devoted to creating equity, visibility and safety for skaters who identify as Womxn, Non-binary, Trans AND Black, African, or Of Color. We are specifically invested in amplifying skaters across the Black diaspora with skating activities that include skateboarding, longboarding, roller skating, wcmx, and ice skating. This includes all skill levels and skate styles. BGS currently operates with various teammates & partners throughout the U.S. All programs + initiatives seek to start meaningful dialogue amplifying BIPOC skater experiences while providing positive safe spaces for new, aspiring and professional skaters.
Open to all ages our events target the youth and adults. Through the Annual BGS Popup Tour and carebox experience, BGS has hosted over 15 meet-ups throughout 12 U.S cities and given away over 200 boxes totaling $20K+ in skater resources, swag, and protection gear. Beyond the skate park/space BGS's work spans skate culture and its developing industries.
Black Girls Skate mission is to raise skater visibility, increase skater safety practices while providing positive safe spaces for new, aspiring and professional skaters. Additionally, through providing financial support with skater resources, producing community events that connect and give voice to skaters and unique product manufacturing, we're building equity for those groups historically marginalized within skate culture and its developing industries.