Public skate parks can be intimidating places, especially for girl skaters just starting out. Courtney Payne Taylor says females represent less than 10 percent of riders, and she teaches girls how to navigate skate parks with confidence through a strong understanding of how to handle the environment before they ride.
“Male skaters seem to be very experienced and so talented that many girls just avoid the skate parks altogether thinking, ‘I am not good enough,’ ‘I will look foolish,’ and ‘They don't want me there.’”
Payne Taylor teaches girls and young women to push through their negative self-talk through the following lessons. Her tips also offer some valuable insights for young women who are considering entering the business world.