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TEDx Talk | Atita Verghese: When Girls Skateboard in India

As if in a fairy tale, all of these roadblocks were completely shattered when she saw other girls skating at an international event, live. She decided to become the best, and it didn’t stop there for Atita. In India, unfortunately, there exists a big gender gap when it comes to skating, and thus she decided to try her best to introduce more girls into the sport.

Atita is India’s most prominent female skateboarder. She began skating at the age of 19, in Goa, and since then there has been no looking back. With about three and a half years of experience now, she is a professional skateboarder, and trains many of Bangalore’s budding skateboarders.  In her early days as a skateboarder, being the only female skateboarder in a male dominated sport got Atita questioning herself at times about whether she could ever succeed.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at