"Kim has been an incredible asset..."

"Kim has been an incredible asset to the WSTW x Project Fearless collaboration. Her knowledge around supporting girls on and off the board is invaluable. But what I respect her most for is her patience and guidance with the girls when skateboarding. Every one feels calm and at ease with Kim teaching, no matter the skill level the girls feel comfortable and supportive enough to try any challenge she throws their way.
We have been so lucky to have her as part of the team especially for our first collaboration in Amsterdam!"


-Mérida Miller, Founder of Project Fearless

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"Amber from Women Skate the World..."

Amber from Women Skate the World was a volunteer for a month at Suli Skatepark and in my opinion she did great in that short time. She got the kids and everyone’s attention, the kids loved her lessons and she has taught them a lot. They still talk about her and the lessons she has taught them. Thank you Amber, the community of Suli Skatepark has developed a lot and I’m seeing a very bright future!

- Rahand, Suli Skatepark

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"Nanja does so with ease..."

"Creating an open space for discussions around relevant life conversations while combining it into a skateboarding lesson can be difficult but Nanja does so with ease. Incredibly admirable to watch. Having Nanja as the head coach for the WSTW x Project Fearless collaboration has been nothing less than amazing. Saying, "we couldn't have done this without her!" is no understatement. She brings experience, compassion, and fun to every lesson. Through her and her team, we have been able to create something Amsterdam has never seen before, and parents and girls alike have already expressed their deep appreciation for all the hard work Nanja has put into this collaboration."

-Mérida Miller, Founder of Project Fearless

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“Women Skate the World’s Nanja Van Rijsse and Amber Edmondson..."

“Women Skate the World’s Nanja Van Rijsse and Amber Edmondson volunteered with SkatePal in April and May 2018 at our skatepark in Asira ash-Shamaliya, Palestine.

They quickly proved to be extremely competent during their time with us and not only took a lead in classes but were very proactive in developing the program. They approached their work with cultural sensitivity and have a sustainable vision for what they want to achieve. It was a pleasure to have them out in Palestine, and I look forward to seeing them go out again next year. I have very high hopes for the future of WSTW, and what they are planning to accomplish!”

- Charlie Davis, Founder of Skatepal

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"Amber from WSTW..."

Amber from WSTW has been working with us at Free Movement Skateboarding for four months now and has fine-tuned our female focussed delivery. I cannot do justice to Amber’s devotion to the young people we work with, she commits all she can to their development in and out of sessions. I have always had confidence in skateboarding’s capacity to boost self-esteem in disadvantaged groups, but WSTW’s women’s program does this at a rate unseen elsewhere. These girls have a clearer understanding of their bodies, boundaries, consent, health and so much more. They hold their own amongst the boys in the mixed sessions I teach at, and I’ve seen their confidence sky rocket in an environment that normally hinders that. Young displaced women newly arrived in Europe have challenges ahead we struggle to imagine, but the ground work WSTW have put in will help them thrive.

- Will Ascott, Co-Founder Free Movement Skateboarding

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