After watching this video, it's safe to say any excuse we've come up with in the past pales in comparison to what these girls do. Climbing in and of itself is hard - imagine climbing with one hand or leg.
The Prissy Tomboy team had the privilege of speaking with these girls and just getting to know them. Visit their website at http://www.gocatalystsports.org for more information on their organization and what they do!
|| SHOP || Written by Chloé || June 2014
Helping Young Female Athletes Find their Passion in Sports
It’s not every day that we get the chance to talk to someone on the other side of the world who is as passionate about something as we are.
When Prissy Tomboy heard about a group of five pro-athletes in Maui who shared our same mission of helping young girls find their passion in sports, we knew we had to collaborate.
Everyone, meet accomplished water athletes Ashley Baxter, Paige Alms, Talia Decoite, Tehani Gangini, and Kelly Potts.
Photo Courtesy of: XOXO film
They are co-stars in upcoming Maui Film Festival Movie XOXO, which explores what it means to be a woman and how they all excelled to become top athletes in their respective sports. Directed by Brent Deal and Chris Aguilar and produced by the Fin Film Company, the XOXO trailer inspired the Prissy Tomboy team in so many ways.
We were all speechless at the love and passion these women have for sports and their dedication to giving underprivileged girls the chance to get on a board and surf.
When we contacted Ashley Baxter and asked her to talk about our shared missions, she immediately jumped on board. At the end of the day, we’re all a bunch super passionate girls that want to share our love for sports and give other young girls the opportunity to find themselves through sports.
Like Prissy Tomboy, the XOXO project is all about helping young girls find a healthy passion. We want to give girls the opportunity and drive to pursue something they love.
Photo courtesy of: http://www.kellypotts.org
“The involvement in sports has not only made me communicate better with people and be a team player, it’s instilled a lot of self-worth, confidence and empowerment, and knowing that I can achieve anything that I want to. And it makes me want to instill that in any girl I encounter.” – Kelly Potts, professional surfer.
The XOXO trailer is proof that we here at Prissy Tomboy are not alone in our mission. Girls around the world deserve the chance to find their healthy passion, whichever sport that may be.
Kelly Potts, Talia De Coite, Paige Alms, and Ashley Baxter.
Photo by John Alvarez, courtesy of www.thesurfchannel.com
"To all you Prissy Tomboys, go for whatever it is you want to do. No matter what, you can do whatever you put your mind to. Whether it’s baseball, singing, acting, SUP, kite boarding, surfing, skateboarding, tennis, art, it doesn't matter. As long as you find passion in life, go for it and know that you can do it.” – Ashley Baxter, water sports athlete and model.
Follow these girls on instagram to keep up with the XOXO project and everything sporty, inspiring, and tropical.
Paige Alms: @paigealms
Talia Decoite: @taliadecoite
Tehani Gangini: @tetebella
Ashley Baxter: @ashbax808
Kelly Potts: @killersurfs
Watch the XOXO trailer here:
Finding a Healthy Passion That Will Guide You Through Womanhood
PRISSY TOMBOY ||| BLOG
As the founder of Prissy Tomboy Athletics, I am here to help guide you through your preteen to teen years while encouraging you to live a healthy, fun, and adventurous life. These are some of the most defining and character building years for a girl, and I am here to openly speak the truth about what goes on in the journey to becoming a woman.
I won’t bore you with statistics or gloss over the struggles that teenage years present. I want to discuss the hard, uncomfortable topics that will help you redirect your energy towards building a fulfilling and healthy life.
Most of you are still just trying to figure out who you are—and that’s a huge task. Some women can spend their entire life searching for their identity. It’s so easy to let yourself become clouded with issues like bullying, peer pressure, relationships, self-confidence, financial concerns, and family issues. I have been through all of the above, and I’ve certainly made my fair share of mistakes. But through my own journey, I have found that the key ingredient to my happiness is to pursue my passion for adventure and athleticism. I didn’t want to just sit in the passenger seat of my own life and watch the world pass me by—and you shouldn’t either.
Let me share my passion for adventure with you and the endless opportunities that living life to the fullest can bring. My spirit is and always has been a spirit of an athlete—and that doesn't just mean being able to hit a home run or score a goal. It’s having that sense of drive and willingness to take risks, push through, and most importantly—knowing when to let go and just have fun.
Life is about seeing and experiencing what the world has to offer—from the top of a mountain to the depths of the ocean. I started this initiative because I think teen girls aren’t getting enough support and not being recognized for their accomplishments.
Prissy Tomboy want to be your source of support through those sometimes hectic and crazy teenage years by helping you find a healthy passion that will guide you.
So in those times of happiness and in those occasional moments of despair, we are here to push you through anything life may throw at you.
CEO & Founder of Prissy Tomboy Athletics