It’s nearly impossible to ignore the 24-hour news cycle today. Everywhere you turn, look, or swipe it’s in your face…and, to me, it’s depressing. As far as I, personally, am concerned, there is the the constant reminder that our leaders seem bent on making our nation less inclusive. We seem to take 10 steps forward only to be knocked back two. However, I remain optimistic after witnessing the worldwide support of women’s marches a couple weeks ago. It seems that progress will continue creeping forward. I mean…things have to keep getting better, right? Skateboarding has always been the most diverse of the so-called “board sports”, and it’s trending towards being ever more diverse. Nowhere is it more apparent than in the coverage of women in skateboarding. The past couple months their coverage has been boomin’ and that makes me proud to be a skateboarder. So, shout out to all the ladies killing it out there! Women have definitely more than earned their seat at skateboarding’s table. Here are a few of my favorite examples of this in the past couple months.