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As far as skaters go, you don't get much cooler than NYC-based female skate collective Skate Kitchen. We first profiled them in 2017, and the group of bad ass women are back to discuss breaking down more stereotypes, where they want to skate next, and sneakers (of course).
Dede: I chose skating because I went to Eastside Community High School and at the time it was a really popular skate spot that the boys would go to. I would watch all the boys skate, write on the walls and do all these crazy things. I was just like, it looks like so much fun. So I asked my dad to give me a skateboard and he got me a pretty good board.
Rachelle: I like skating because it's something you can do alone and also something you can do with your friends. There's no rule book to it... Everyone skates differently. Everyone has something unique.
Jules: Our dad used to be a skateboarder when he was younger so he was like, yeah let's do it. He would drive us to the skate park every other day and we just got into it.
Where would like to skate that you haven't yet?
Bren: I think I really want to go Republic — it's over in Paris. It's not even a skate park. It's just a spot that people skate at in the city. It seems really fun. A lot of people go there.
Dede: I really want to go to Barcelona because everyone says it's amazing, and skating is something that everybody respects over there, which isn't the case in a lot of places.