New Year

2013 has been great so far!


I got this photo and a multiple-page interview in the new Skateboarder’s Journal!



Also, my Alma Mater, USC Annenberg, wrote an article on UNDEREXPOSED! Read it here:


And I’ve been obsessively skating the combi bowl. Here’s a little edit:

And now I’m getting ready to go to Australia for the Hurley ABC in Newcastle! Yay skateboarding!

UNDEREXPOSED to screen at its first film festival!

If you’ve been wondering where you can view Underexposed: A Women’s Skateboarding Documentary, I finally have an answer for you!

We have been accepted into the Thin Line Film Festival and will be screening the finished (color corrected, audio mastered, new ending) version of the film February 14th at 9:00PM in Denton, Texas!

For more info on the festival, click here


Looking forward to 2013

“The biggest news for female athletes, aside from the cross-sport video-segment competition called Real Women, which will debut in 2013, is the addition of Skateboard Park in Barcelona,” (X Games adds new disciplines).

This news has left me so speechless that the only way I know how to respond to it is by sharing the response of fellow skateaholic Nora Vasconcellos:Image

A big thanks to The Alliance for making it happen! 

Also, Congrats to Leticia Bufoni and Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins Pastrana for getting the opportunity to work on some video parts! I’d like to see some Mega McTwists and rail assassination… But I’m slightly confused as to how they are going to be judged against the other “real women” of ski and surf, and how they are going to “announce winners May 16-19” based on voting that doesn’t start until May 30. Hmm. But maybe I just misunderstood the article

If you’re wondering about the status of the documentary, we heard it was a bit underexposed so we went to get it color-corrected Technicolor.


And in case you missed the Underexposed coverage of the Exposure vert contest, here’s the recap:

<p><a href=”″>UNDEREXPOSED Teaser / Exposure 2012 Vert Recap</a> from <a href=”″>Amelia Brodka</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>


Sorry, I got lost in post-collegite vert world and forgot I had a blog.

But there was this:

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This was a private, invite-only, work-in-progress screening. I’m sorry if you missed it, and I wish I could tell you when/where you can see it, but that is up to the Film Festival Gods now. Don’t worry, Moonrise Kingdom was better anyway. But a million “thank you”s to the lovely industry folks who came and stayed for the Q&A and turned my queasy nervuousness into feelings of warm fuzzy joy.

Then there was lots of Overexposure:

Coven Magazine

And then my wildest dreams came true: A Thrasher interview?



“What’s next?” I don’t know. In the meantime, I’m going to try to stop grabbing stinkbug.

My New Pro Model Board is now available for sale!

The talented Michal Brodka has truly outdone himself this time. Thanks for designing my new board, Mike! And thank you Tragedy Skateboards for making me a new pro model board!

Please contact to get your own or to get them in stock at your local shop!


Combi Classic Video Recap

Great turnout, great energy, great people.

The level of women’s skateboarding is certainly rising.
I spent most of the super finals in awe of how well all of the other girls were doing and fed off of their great energy in my own runs. I’m really proud of how well everyone skated and very grateful for everyone who came out to support. All of the skaters really pushed themselves and each other in the infamous combi bowl!

I’m really glad I got to be a part of it and I’m already excited for next year!

Check out the clip compiled by the dedicated Brian Lynch:


This is a delicate time for women’s skateboarding. As traditional avenues for girls and women to progress the sport dwindle, there is great potential for those within it to truly nurture its GROwth.


The community dedicated to promoting girls’ skateboarding is full of individuals with good intentions and passionate efforts.

Let’s look at some of the successes these passion projects have had: GRO has given the gift of skateboarding to hundreds of young girls all over the country with learn-to-skate workshops, The Alliance influenced ESPN to give equal prize money for men’s and women’s divisions at the X-Games, Silly Girl has given up-and-coming girls the opportunity to travel and compete, AGSJ has created girls contests for over a decade, SLAG promotes growth at a local level, MAHFIA provides a media outlet,  The Side Project brings these successes to light…

Needless to say this is a condensed list of both organizations and their victories.

Each of these organizations was formed under the same pretense: to support the progress of women’s skateboarding. So let’s all give one another a pat on the back and continue moving forward. There are still loopholes that need to be filled, weaknesses that need to be strengthened and legitimacy that needs to be earned.

Whatever the focus, whether it’s supporting PRO, flow, PRO-AM, shop flow, WCS ranked, AM, Grom or a skateboard mom, let’s not get hung up on labels. They are all women and girls who love to ride their skateboards almost to a fault so let’s focus on positivity and most importantly unify our efforts to continue to move forward.

2011 Combi Classic announced

Pro invite list

It’s official, the biggest women’s bowl contest of the year is right around the corner!

The contest will feature 30 invited pros and about 20 AMs and has the biggest women’s transition prize purse of the year, $10,000.

So come on out to Vans at The Block of Orange on Saturday, November 5th. The AM contest starts at 12:30 p.m. and the Pros go on at 1:30.

flyer design by Mimi Knoop

Tim Brauch Memorial Recap & Video

This year’s Tim Brauch Memorial Contest had over 20 female participants, along with locals in the crowd who easily could’ve gotten in the mix if they weren’t so anti-contest.

These turnouts are slowly starting to reflect the Sports Business Research Network statistic showing that female participation in skateboarding has risen to 24.3% of U.S. skateboarders in 2010 and is still rising steadily. I’m sure it won’t be too long until the marketing heads of the skate industry catch onto the potential in that kind of market share…

With company support, like Silly Girl Skateboards whose TM Matt Gaudio gave 8 up-and-comers the opportunity to compete by getting them to the event, we’ll surely see these numbers grow every year.

It was a great event despite the fact that I re-broke my wrist for the 3rd time 5 minutes before the contest, but I skated anyway. Just waiting to hear if I need surgery….

My wrist is already broken in this photo. credit: Julian Bleecker

Filming for Underexposed is still going strong, here’s a teaser of some of the interview and skate footage from the weekend.