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Faces of women's skateboarding

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Allysha Bergado

Photograph By Mark Kohlman/ESPN

Call it the Internet, call it Instagram, call it a generation of parents who have normalized the idea of taking their daughters to skate parks at an early age or just call it "about time." After decades of feeling as if women's skateboarding was just about to take off, it seems as if it actually might be this time.

Case in point, 17-year-old Allysha Bergado, who finished sixth at the Women's Skateboard Park debut at X Games Barcelona and has also skated on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. Read on to find out more about a few of the women who make up the now-connected global community of female skateboarders.