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Video: Skateboard Mom and The Sisters of Shred

Barbara Odanaka takes on her passion full-time and inspires other women

Barbara Odanaka started skateboarding when she was 10 but stopped in high school when she joined a track team. Since then, she wrote for the LA Times, authored children’s books and became a mom. Twenty-five years later, she returns to her skateboard and never looks back. Now, she's known as Skateboard Mom. Watch how she takes on her passion full time and inspires other women — The Sisters of Shred — in California to do the same.


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