The common thought is that skateboarding is male dominated but the amount of female skaters is definitely on the rise. Groups like GRO, Femme Skate, and now the Brujas are all popping up on the radar and making a name for themselves.

“On a mild late-fall afternoon, Gil (second from left), the Brujas’ de facto mouthpiece, met up with Grullon and a third member named Nesa. They were the only girls in the crowded park, but they didn’t stand out unless you looked closely at Gil’s baggy sweatshirt. ­Covered in yellow cursive lettering, it read: PROTECT YA PUSS.”

Check out the full article from New York Magazine here.