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Sandy Alibo and Kuukua Eshun wanted to empower women to take up space in extreme sports, so they founded the first all-girls’ skate group in Ghana. The Skate Gal Club encourages women to hone their tricks and share their experiences.

PHOTOGRAPHS AND WORDS BY SACKITEY TESA

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Group shoots were always challenging for me. Direction, cohesion, and getting unity in diverse people was always a little difficult. It wasn’t like a one-person shoot where all you focus on is the person. My shoot with the skater girls however turned out so different. The ladies though diverse and unique in each way, had a bond, cohesion, and oneness which was rare and profound. Their movements were coordinated, yet fluid.

 

Working with them gave me an opportunity to learn and experience a different kind of photography I was not exposed to. I enjoyed our work together and look forward to collaborations in the future.

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