Other Side of Skating

December 4, 2016 at Avocados and Coconuts in San Francisco, CA.

The first fundraiser for Skate Like a Girl showing two films featuring all lady skaters. The second fundraiser was in 2017 and debuted the Japanese ladies skate film, Joy & Sorrow 3.

 Photo Chris Grant

Panel discussion

Mira Mckennin-Sherley of Brown Girl Surf,

 Photo Chris Grant

Quite Your Day Job

Quite Your Day Job is the first film since Getting Nowhere Faster to features female skateboarders. It is scheduled for release in February 2016. Director, Monique O’Toole, worked at Meow Skateboards and was a skate instructor before becoming a freelance filmmaker. Quit Your Day Job is her debut film.

 Photo Nikki Brooks

Skate Like a Girl

Skate Like a Girl is a volunteer driven nonprofit that aims to create an inclusive skateboarding community. They empower all ages and abilities by hosting skate dates, clinics, summer camps, shows, and events. So far they have chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle, and Portland. All proceeds go to support them.


Joy and Sorrow 3

The US premier was in December 2017 as a fundraiser for Skate Like a Girl. Joy and Sorrow features over fifty female Japanese skaters and is filmed all over Japan. This is filmmaker Yuri Murai's third all ladies skate film.