photo by Garrett Naka

Exposure Sveeks to Inspire Female Skateboarders and Benefit Carol’s House

Exposure made history when Alana Smith became the first female skater ever to land a 540 in competition. Since then, the event has blossomed, gaining more media exposure, support, sponsorships, and competitors from across the globe. The event benefits survivors of domestic violence and showcases the talents of amateur and professional skateboarders. Taking place on Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA, attendees can expect a wide variety of entertainment. Some of the world’s top female skateboarders will be competing for the public. Live and silent auctions will be available, as well as autograph signings, a yoga clinic with Sambazon Yoga Clinics, Learn-to-Skate-Clinics presented by XS Helmets, and more.

Exposure was inspired by a film entitled Underexposed: A Women’s Skateboarding Documentary directed by Amelia Brodka and produced by Brian Lynch. It analyzes the challenges and obstacles female skateboarders face in the action sports industry. After seeing the film, Armando de la Libertad decided he would support Amelia in her quest to create more opportunities for women to succeed in skateboarding, and Exposure was born. Amelia Brodka explained the event’s mission, “Exposure inspires girls to get into skateboarding, provides them with an avenue to learn, and serves as a platform for them to pursue skating at a higher level. Furthermore, the event empowers women by providing aid to survivors of domestic violence and their families.” Event proceeds will be donated to Community Resource Center’s Carol’s House. For more information about the event visit www.exposureskate.org.