Afghani Girls Skateboard When Forbidden to Cycle


Imagine living in a country that forbids you from doing the things you love. Imagine living in a country where you are not free to do whatever makes you happy. That is exactly what is happening in Afghanistan, where girls are forbidden to ride bicycles.

However, this law is not stopping these girls, and they have found something even better. They have taken their skateboards and are skating all around the streets of Kabul! A a non-profit organization called Skateistan was formed to build skate parks for these girls as well as teach them the importance of nutrition and education. Now this girls can show their country how fierce and cool they are on their skateboards which is now the #1 sport for Afghan women.

While visiting Afghanistan, Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson has been taking photos of these girls and their skateboards. “I met so many impressive women and girls in Afghanistan: a…

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