Mimi Knoop is paving the way to gold for women’s skateboarding

Mimi Knoop is paving the way to gold for women’s skateboarding
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Since I competed for so long myself and have been skating since I was really young; my motivation is to keep things legitimate for the skaters,” explains legendary advocate and promoter of women’s action sports, Mimi Knoop.

We are sitting together in the stands of the UIC Pavilion in Chicago, right before the final Street League stop of the year kicks off. For the first time ever, eight of the best female street skaters will also get to compete on this massive platform, in front of a packed-out crowd and live on the TV. I wanted to support what Mimi and the WSA (Women’s Skateboarding Alliance) are doing for women’s skateboarding by coming to the competition and helping spread their story. Women’s inclusion at Street League is only the first step towards a much wider vision and only a small part of the story, as I find out from Mimi…