We’re stoked to welcome Atita Verghese to our workforce of ambassadors! For these of you who don’t know, Atita is a skateboarder from India who has had an affect on the lives of many younger folks in India over the previous few years since she began Skateboarding. Earlier than I inform you how although I’ll begin along with her story…
Atita was one of many women in class who didn’t essentially wish to be just like the boys however she needed to do every part that they needed to do, and extra. So when she completed college she took skateboarding into her life with open arms and instantly realised the optimistic results and potential that it could possibly carry to anybody.
It wasn’t straightforward nevertheless, she used to scratch collectively sufficient cash to get to and from the skate park every single day, wait till the blokes with skateboards bought drained after which have a go on their boards. This sort of dedication is past admirable. Ultimately, India based mostly skate firm Holystoked noticed her dedication and blessed her with a skateboard, one thing neither of them will ever neglect.
She now excursions with Holystoked, touching the lives of individuals everywhere in the nation. Not solely does she unfold the message of skateboarding, she has put her hand to constructing and refurbishing skate parks within the hope that others will discover peace and function by skateboarding in the identical means that she did.
India will not be identified for its skate parks, so Atita has taken it upon herself to supply alternative for others to skate by serving to with builds. STANLEY helps Atita to realize this daunting job by offering her with the instruments mandatory to construct these parks. Welcome aboard the STANLEY workforce Atita, looks as if a match made in heaven – In any other case often called Excessive HQ.
Atita is the founding father of Lady Skate India. She is keen about gender equality and sees skateboarding as probably the most socially inclusive sports activities, regardless that it’s predominantly made up of male members. Atita is particularly impressed by the Skateistan motion in Afghanistan, the place 40% of Skateistan’s skaters are feminine.
In December 2015, Atita went on tour with a crew of 12 feminine skate boarders from 9 completely different nations to 4 places throughout India. They unfold the message of self-expression and inclusion that skateboarding has to supply and helped to construct a brand new skate park in Bengaluru.
Hold making the remainder of us look dangerous Atita!