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by @_sam_moreno “8⃣Meses Regalando sonrisas 🚼🍼❤👪😀😃😄” via @PhotoRepost_app (en SAM)
See this woman right here? This is Elissa Steamer. She was the first female professional skateboarder. Probably the only female skateboarder you’ve ever heard of. Though she has won 4 gold medals for the US in the Summer X Games, which is impressive enough, that’s not why I love her so much.
I love her because when I was growing up, I liked to play the Tony Hawk Pro Skater video games. They were some of my favorites. And one of the things I loved most about the games was that I could play as a female avatar, something that is still practically unheard of in gaming even today. You know who that girl was? Elissa Steamer.
I remember always picking her whenever I played because I thought it was so cool that I could play as a girl. That was one of the only games where you had that option. Now that I’ve started replaying the games, I realize what a big deal that was. She was one of the first images of a woman working in a profession that was almost exclusively male I saw. Not only that, but one that was seen as “dangerous.”
While playing the game, she could do everything the male avatars could do. Not only that, but her Pro Specific Challenge is one of the harder ones on the game. Elissa is seen as an equal to all of the boys, despite the fact that she is a girl. It was a very valuable lesson that you could learn from something as simple as a video game.
So I want to thank her for being one of the only prominent, female video game avatars. Because without her, I’m sure I wouldn’t have felt the same closeness I do to that game. We hear so much about female athletes today, I think she is one who deserves to be recognized, since she did end up making an impact on some girls like myself.