Frequently asked questions

How do I become an Ambassador for Black Girls Skate?

If you support the work of BGS then you are already an ambassador. Starting June 2021 we will discontinue our ambassadorship program to make space to further our equity iniaitives. Some former 2020 ambassadors have been offered roles as Leads and/or Liaisons. Additioanlly, by creating a entry point for anyone to support our work regardless of gender or ethnicty we hope to further our impact. So go ahead tell folx you're a BGS ambassador, because you are! :))

What do BGS Leads + Liasions do?

All BGS Leads + Liasions act as ambassdors for BGS working to amplify the mission of BGS in their practice and communitie through events and content. With the support of liasions, Leads are resonsible for curating + implementing all BGS programming and initiatives.

Where can I find a list of skate resources?

Check out The Black List, a list of resources created by Patrick Kigongo and published to Thrasher’s website.

How do I know what skate equipment to purchase?

The best way is to reach out to someone who does the type of skating you want to do. The more people you can talk to the better. Ask them what equipment they use and why. Most importantly ask them what equipment they started with. Feel free to reach out under our posts when you see the type of skating you like. Also utilize our skater database. We will use the database to connect skaters and instructors in similar areas as they become available, and when it is safe to do so.

What is the best way to contact Black Girls Skate for media inquiries/collaborations?

Please reach out via out contact form on our website at

What is the Black Girls Skate Care Box Program?

BGS careboxes are gifts given out at our popups to activate skaters in various ways. For some a carebox is a starter kit, for others a hardware upgrade or a gesture of appreciation. Thus far we have gifted 150+ careboxes totalling over $5,000 worth of skater gear, swag, PPE and addtitonal care items. All BGS careboxes are made possible through in-kind donations.

What are BGS Popups?

Black Girls Skate popups are a serises of events meant to promote safe space, positive learning experiences, and inclusion. Recreation meets music and eats. These are led by BGS crew members all over the U.S. These events are open to ALL regardless of race, gender, and skate style.

New to skateboarding? How do I pick my first board?

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