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International Women's Day 2021

March 08,2021


To celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re proud to spotlight our global community of riders and ambassadors.


These are the artists, skateboarders, snowboarders, creatives, and all-around badass women who inspire us every single day! SPOTLIGHTS

 

 


SPOTLIGHTS

 


Name: 
Andrea Bethke


Hometown: 
Trenton, NJ


Describe yourself in 3 words: 
Passionate, Perseverant, Empathetic. 


Why do you love skateboarding?

Because of the feeling it gives me - the fun of just riding my board and doing grinds. Pushing myself to progress and landing harder tricks that take longer to learn is a really good feeling. I love the culture and diversity of skateboarding. Skateboarding has taught me a lot about life and how to be confident and trust myself as well as get outside of my comfort zone. It has kept me on a good path and out of trouble and helped to cope with the difficult things in life.

What does “push your own story” mean to you?
It means staying true to yourself, being who you are and doing what you love.

What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

Growing up when me and the neighborhood kids went to the local skate shop that opened to get a copy of the DC video. We watched it over and over and over again and started taking the train from Trenton into Philadelphia inspired by all the fast city skating especially down at city hall and Love Park. Wenning is from Jerz and I always loved his style and wanted to skate like him. 

How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?

I love the family vibes and culture of DC and everything they do in the skate community. The shoes skate really good and don’t hurt my feet. I’m really grateful to be a part of this, thank you!

 


Name: 

Jibgirl 

Hometown: 

Minneapolis, MN

Describe yourself in 3 words: 

I’m that bitch


Why do you love snowboarding?
I love boarding cause it’s fun, exciting, challenging, but mostly I love the creative side of it. 

What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

My earliest memory with dc is hitting a spot with Iikka, Brady, Sam, and dmo and I was like damn this is fun as hell. I rock with this gang. 

How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?

DC shoes is iconic af. Errbody know that.


 


Name: 

Marion Etcheparre

Hometown: 

Bordeaux , France

Describe yourself in 3 words: 

Motivated, Passionate, Curious.

Why do you love skateboarding?

I love skateboarding because I've met some incredible people and when I'm on my skateboard I forget everything that could bother me, I feel free.

What does “push your own story” mean to you?

To me , that means  to be motivated to work for what you love and that you have to give the best part of yourself to get there.


What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

So it was the day of the shoot , there was a great atmosphere and everyone was giving their best to skate and having fun it was a great experience.


How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?

It proves that girls are as dedicated as boys to skate, it is very motivating to have set up "Dc Shoes Women" to support girls.


 

Name: 
Stefi Luxton

Hometown: 

Mammoth Lakes, CA

Describe yourself in 3 words: 
Snowboarder, Student, Personal Trainer

Why do you love snowboarding?

Fun, fulfilling way to spend the day outside. Every day is different. 

What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?
I did my first kick flip in DC’s when I was 14.

How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC community?
I love being a part of a diverse team of people that are passionate about the snowboarding, creating things and having a good time.



Name: 
Roxana Howlett

Hometown: 
Exeter, UK

Describe yourself in 3 words: 

Outdoorsy, Quirky, Food Lover

Why do you love skateboarding?

I get to travel the world and see some really cool places (skating through Bethlehem was mind blowing!) and I get to meet new friends.  It's fun doing something that you can practice anywhere at any time and you can keep pushing yourself to learn new tricks.


What does “push your own story” mean to you?

To me that means to skate and live my way.    Skate the way I want to with my own style, pushing myself forward and living my life the way I want to and to follow my own dreams. 


What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

I'm not sure it's my earliest memory but definitely one of my best memories was hooking up with Jimmy Astleford in Cali and getting to skate the private DC indoor park.


How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?
I love being part of DC, their shoes are amazing and really long lasting and they have some really gnarly riders on their team especially Josh Kalis and Wes. I'm looking forward to hopefully having lots of new opportunities with the DC crew as I get older.

 


Name: 
Charlotte Reyes

Hometown: 
Santiago, Chile 

Describe yourself in 3 words: 
Cheerful, Shy, Passionate.

Alegre, Tímida, Apasionada 


Why do you love skateboarding?

I love skateboarding because it changed my life. The first day I tried it,  a whole new world opened up to me. It’s given me the opportunity to meet wonderful people and  a new meaning to my life. It makes me happy and gives me a sense of freedom. 

Amo el skate porque desde el primer día que lo conocí se abrió un mundo nuevo que me ah llevado a conocer gente maravillosa, como también me entregó el sentido a mi vida dándome felicidad y libertad.


What does “push your own story” mean to you?

It is a mystery to know what I’ll be accomplishing. All I know is that I have to live in the moment the best way that I can and do all that I love.

Es un misterio que iré creando por medio de todo lo que amo, solo sé que tengo que vivir el presente de la mejor manera que pueda.


What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

I remember the excitement when I found out that DC shoes wanted to sponsor me. My brother didn’t even believe me. I was so happy.

Recuerdo la emoción del momento en que supe que me querían auspiciar por DC shoes, mi hermano no me podía creer estaba muy feliz.


How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?
For me, DC shoes has become a key supporter for my skateboarding, and in my daily life. I like that the brand has a very unique style that’s shown on their clothes, shoes and accessories. DC is a part of me. I carry it’s essence and style everywhere with me. I am thankful to be a part of the DC Team shoes and  I hope to continue being a part of it for a long time.

Para mi DC shoes se convirtió en un apoyo fundamental para el skate y en mi día a día, me gusta que la marca tengo un estilo marcado en su ropa ,zapatillas y accesorios,DC es parte de mi, ya que llevo su esencia y estilo a todos lados conmigo, estoy agradecida de ser parte del team DC shoes y espero serlo por mucho tiempo mas.

 


Name: 
Kaori Narisawa

Hometown: 
Yokosuka City, Japan

Describe yourself in 3 words: 
Snowboard, Drink(Booze) and Pizza


Why do you love snowboarding?

People become more conservative as they get older, but snowboarding can be enjoyed no matter how old we are. Growing every day.


What does “push your own story” mean to you?

When I get cheers from the fans. And When I watch the amazing riding of female riders from other countries. These are push me.


What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

When the first DC store in Japan opened, I was a store staff. And I told the goodness of DC with many customers. And I'm still involved with DC! It's awesome!


How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?
There are many boot brands on the market right now, and I'm happy to be wearing "Real footwear brand" DC boots. I like brand history as well as features. Also, all the team riders are cool and I like them!

 


Name: 
Rachida Aoulad

Hometown: 
The Hague – The Netherlands

Describe yourself in 3 words: 
Fixated, Patient, a Bit Weird


Why do you love snowboarding?

I love Snowboarding because it’s such an amazing strong community, it takes you all over the world to beautiful places and people. But most of all it is a lifestyle were I can put all my creativity as well as emotions, no matter what I’m feeling on the inside snowboarding will always fix the issues I have inside my head or enhance the good ones.


What does “push your own story” mean to you?

Push your own story to me means that no matter where you come from or what you do, go after what you want. Don’t wait around for something to happen but go out and create it yourself!


What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

I wouldn’t be able to describe my earliest memory from DC as it has been a part of me for so long already. But my best memories reside from the DC Shred Days in Meribel, France for a week full of shredding, good food and a amazing team around you. And every day ends with some Génépi in La Folie Douce haha!


How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?
DC has been a part of me for so long that it would be really hard to imagine myself riding on and in something different, it just fits me perfectly! The DC family from the start welcomed me with open arms, it’s like this second family you get for free.



Name: 
Naomi Wild

Hometown: 
Los Angeles, CA

Describe yourself in 3 words: 

Lover, Driven, Evolving

Why do you love music?

Because it gives me freedom to do whatever, say whatever, be whoever i want

What does “push your own story” mean to you?

Be courageous enough to believe in yourself, not on some corny shit, like really believe that you are who you think you are

What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

Being in the backyard of my childhood home watching my brother skate

How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?
DC is nostalgic. I love that it's a brand that I connect with my childhood. As a partner/collaborator, the whole team has been so supportive and encouraging. More specifically, encouraging individuality. I really respect how they work with creatives that are on the come up - like they look for potential in people/things and bet on it which is admirable and hard to come by.



Name: 
Tobi Stanley

Hometown: 
Melbourne, Australia

Describe yourself in 3 words: 
Sense and Sensibility 


Why do you love skateboarding?

It's the thing that makes me happiest in life, not to say there aren't some real angry moments though haha. I like that you can’t win, it's the never ending challenge. I also love the community of skateboarding, they are driven and laid back at the same time, the best kind of people.


What does “push your own story” mean to you?

For me, it's working on my skate label, PEARLS...


What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

Probably being like 10 years old and seeing some 14 year old girl with her bleach blonde hair and dark brown regrowth, a piercing and her DC's on and thinking she was the coolest girl ever haha.


How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC community?
I love going to the East Coast of America, especially Philadelphia, it feels like a home because of the DC community there, I love skating and hanging with all the crew and I think that vibe carries on here too.



Name: 
Misugu Okamoto.

Hometown: 
Gifu, Japan

Describe yourself in 3 words: 
Quiet, Cautious, Competitive


Why do you love skateboarding?

I get a strong sense of accomplishment from it, and it's fun to skate with other people.


What does “push your own story” mean to you?

It means I couldn't pull off a 540 without the support from my coach, family and friends. It has become my strength to compete with the world.


What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

That would be when DC Shoes became my first sponsor, and I became part of the team that my role model Kensuke Sasaoka is on.


How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?
First off, I love wearing DC Shoes when I'm skateboarding because they're really comfortable, and also, they're an incredible company to work with.



Name: 
Brittany Byrd

Hometown: 

Los Angeles, CA

What does “push your own story” mean to you?

Authenticity is Key


What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?
1st grade John Burroughs Middle School.  1st day of school brown and orange tweed.


How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC community?
I grew up around skate culture so I can effortlessly integrate DC with my personal style.



Name: 
Josefa Arellano

Hometown: 
Santiago, Chile

Describe yourself in 3 words: 
Funny, Charismatic, Adventurous


Why do you love skateboarding?

Because it is the reason that motivate me to wake up every morning


What does “push your own story” mean to you?

I think is the best sport to leave a legacy to the next women generations 


What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

When I was young I used to see many people practicing some sports and most of them were wearing DC shoes. 


How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?
What I love most about being a part of the DC community is how much they are committed with their own riders. 



Name: 
Yumeka Oda

Hometown: 
Nagoya City, Japan

Describe yourself in 3 words: 
Smile, Energy and Dream.


Why do you love skateboarding?

Because I have made a lot of friends through skateboarding and I feel the fun of improving my skills.


What does “push your own story” mean to you?

Always push forward don't look back.


What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

Always push forward don't look back.


How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?
For me, DC Shoes is an indispensable part of my skateboarding life. It always encourages me when I am skateboarding.



Name: 
Camila Salomé Poli

Hometown:
 
La Paternal, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Describe yourself in 3 words: 

Sincere. Grateful. Funny.

Why do you love skateboarding?

I love skateboarding because it feels my soul. It does my mind good because of the constant challenge it generates in me, and because it keeps my body healthy.

What does “push your own story” mean to you?

For me, to "Push My Own Story" means to add something to a cause: promoting values; personal conviction and always move forward. Being true to myself.

What’s your earliest memory of DC Shoes?

My earliest memories of the brand were the videos around the year 2000: the way everyone on the team was dressed and the shoes. Rap style ruled the scene! I used to watch a lot of Josh Kalis videos of NYC

How is DC shoes woven into your life? / What do you love most being a part of the DC
community?

DC is the brand that defines my being, because it completes all my wishes and my likes. I could quietly be wearing a torn rag on top because my shoes are always impeccable and I don't need anything else.

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