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Faces of women's skateboarding

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Photograph By Jenna Selby

Lexine Lee and Kaz Kuo are part of a small group of female skaters in Shanghai who like to meet up and skate at a marbled street spot called "Love Park." Though skateboarding is taking off in countries like Korea, where the culture is evolving free from gender bias and constraints, China is a bit of a different story. In a one-child culture, where kids attend school 11 to 13 hours a day, skateboarding is not an encouraged activity.

Still, these women persevere in their love for the activity and eagerly consume media of other female skaters worldwide, citing Lacey Baker in particular as one of their idols.