Podcast Episode 4: Cindy Whitehead – GN4LW, Skateboarding and a No Regrets Life

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“Live life balls to the wall. Do epic sh*t. Take every dare that comes your way. You can sleep when you’re dead.” This is the personal motto of Cindy Whitehead, founder of Girl Is NOT A 4 Letter Word.

GN4LW & Metiza share the same mission: to uplift and empower young women by providing them a space to share their voice and talent. All voices, all struggles, triumphs and fears, supported by one another.  Women are a force to be reckoned with, young women in particular, and we are here for it. Share, shred, be fierce, be fearless. Never let anyone tell you it can’t be done.

Sharing time with this epic human being is a privilege I don’t take lightly. Cindy conquered the male dominated profession of pro vert skateboarding in the 70’s, and quickly became one of the top ranked professional female vert skateboarders in the U.S. for pool riding and half-pipe. She has founded a super rad platform for female skaters, Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word, encouraging their fierce spirit through grants, apparel, books, and community.

We chat about shenanigans, how to chase dreams all in, using your voice to uplift and empower and stepping into your power with no apologies. She’s my hero.

Dive in, enjoy, get inspired and do some “epic sh*t.”


Also published on Medium.