TOUGH TO TAME

March 2019

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“Grlswirl aims to lessen the competitive aspect of the skate community by showing girls that it is okay to be a beginner, something that often discourages girls to get involved in the sport.”

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The ARGONAUT

March 2019

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“It’s about just pushing yourself, trying your best and motivating each other to be a better skater, person, better friend."

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OPRAH MAGAZINE

JANUARY 2019

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“Now Osinski and her co-rollers are leaders of a movement: GRLSWIRL has 170 members in their 20s and 30s and organizes group skates every two weeks.”

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Hello Giggles

March 2019

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“Formed about a year ago, GRLSWIRL is a community of female-identifying skaters of all levels who get together every two weeks in Venice to cruise and help each other grow. Tonight, there are about two dozen skaters here, from 5-year-old Penny to Natalie from London who got on a board for the first time at age 32.”

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SPIRITUAL GANGSTER

Septemer 2017

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“If you’ve ever been to Venice Beach, you’ve most likely seen these stoke chasers leaving their mark on the infamous streets of the west side.”

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THE CUT

january 2019

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“Every time you learn how to drop into a new bowl or skate down a hill, you’re overcoming a fear and that translates into the rest of your life as well.”

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PURE NOWHERE

August 2017

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“GRLSWIRL is a female skate group based out of Venice, LA. With a mission statement like ‘Female skate sisterhood focused on bringing femininity to skate’, you just know we’d be instantly obsessed.”

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THE CUT

July 2017

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“In the video, Lucy Jean gracefully skateboards her way through Venice Beach, wearing Repetto ballet flats and a long, flowing dress.”

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THE PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNAL

June 2017

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“It’s really a tight-knit town. Everyone knows each other. It has a lot of grassroots in it and I feel GRLSWIRL could be one of things that helps Venice hold on to that.”

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AMADEUS MAGAZINE

May 2017

“In Venice Beach, California, the all-women skate crew GRLSWIRL takes its cues from the smooth, graceful style of the 1970’s to create an atmosphere for women to take up the sport without judgment or inhibitions.”

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INTERVIEW MAG

APRIL 2018

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“There’s Lucy, who started GRLSWIRL, an all-girl skate crew taking over the parks in Venice…”

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LAist

July 2018

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“Let's say you're walking down the Venice boardwalk, eating a soft serve and trying not to feel guilty about it after passing the weightlifters at Muscle Beach. Suddenly, a group of fifty girls on skateboards zoom by you on all sides…”

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NPR

JULY 2018

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“A group of girl skateboarders in Venice find there's courage in numbers and their collective GRLSWIRL.”

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