Ani is a 15 year old skater who recently contacted
me in response to my plea to female skaters to come on out and show
the world their stuff. She sent in several
pics for the Gallery and I felt they were so good I wanted to do
a little bio on her. I asked her a few questions and here's how
Who do you skate with,
other girls or do you skate with guys?
Sometimes I skate alone and other times I skate
with my friend Mike.
Do you skate street, vert,
I like to skate both street and vert but I like street better because
I think it's more interesting and technical.
What's your favorite trick?
Any injuries you've sustained?
You know whatthe worst injury that I have had was a broken
finger. I've had some really nasty bruises though; I'm talking bigger
than my hand, totally black and blue, right on the side of my leg.
The rest have been just scrapes.
Do you have a favorite
Ryan Sheckler. He's an AM but he's awesome.
What other things do you
like to do?
I like water polo and swimming. I like to scare peopleyou
know pop out from behind wallsI get a kick out of that. I
like playing video gamesI know it's dumb but I like it.
you have any pets?
Yup I have two doggie's. They are both white Pomeranians. Their
names are Missy and Peaches. And no they don't skate. I don't know
how many times I've tried to get them to skate but they're scared
of skateboards; its kinda funny. [hmmm how
did she guess I would ask if they skated?]
What's your favorite book?
ummm you know what I likeShel Silverstine books. They're not
story books they are poem booksI like reading thoughts.
Less Than Jake, Mellincollin, Crash Palace, Good Charlotte.
What are your future plans?
Well I plan to go to college. I'm still not sure what I want to
study or do with my life yet but Ii'm sure it will come to me. I
hope! Oh of course I'll still be skating; who would give that up.
What advice would you offer
other girls who want to start skating?
Ummm just to stick with it and enjoy yourself.
Ani, thank you so much for sharing
your pics and bio with Gurlz on Boardz. You have played an important
part in the recognition of women skateboarders. Please keep in touch
with Real Skate always; you rock kiddo!