To an outsider, Samara Pepperell is just a freelance graphic designer with a penchant for skating. But behind all of that, lies Lady Trample; one of the most well known skaters within the quad skating community.
Samara started skating in 2012. As she says, it’s the only sport that really resonated with her. Following a ramp session with friends, a comment was made about how cool it was to see “all of these Chicks in Bowls”, an idea was born and the group ‘Chicks in Bowls’ was founded.
Chicks in Bowls is a community of like-minded skaters, operating in Chapters around the globe. The organisation gives people a chance to express themselves as skaters at skate parks and does not limit anyone on the basis of their gender, age, race or sexuality.
What started out as a small group of friends hitting the ramps on a weekly basis, Chicks in Bowls has grown over four years to become an internationally recognised community with over 237 member chapters that foster the ethos of Chicks in Bowls of creating safe, inclusive environments for all skaters.
However, as with any business venture, there have been unexpected hazards and sacrifices that Trample and her skate crew have had to face along the way, particularly when such a small community group explodes into a massive worldwide venture in a matter of months.
Video by Jessica Whitby, Angelika Yianoulatos, Nathan Cassar and Monique Quercio.