New photography book highlights female skateboarders

Sierra Prescott authored a first-of-its-kind book called "Shredders: Girls Who Skate," which profiles female skateboarders around the world. 

Prescott has been surfing concrete in SoCal for more than 20 years.

"It was something that took me away from whatever else was happening in life. Growing up with it, it was basically my escape," she explained. 

But when Sierra wanted to read a book about female skaters like her it was a wipeout.

"I found surf books about women. I found plenty of other sports about women but I truly could not find one that was all female about skateboarding," she said. 

She took matters into her own hands -- literally. The professional photographer grabbed her camera and started snapping photos of her fellow female skateboarders.

"If you really want to complete something, you really have to believe in yourself and visualize it, and if you're just seeing a bunch of boys doing it maybe you cant picture yourself on a board."

"Shredders: Girls Who Skate" is filled with photos and stories of the women who ollie, slide, and nose grab just as good as the boys!

Sierra profiles 37 women like Kanya Sesser with the motto "no legs, no limits."

She profileed Chinese prodigy Ariel Cai who started shredding before turning 3, as well as Tony Hawk's protege Lizzie Armanto who is an X Games gold medal winner!

Every aspect of the book was done by a woman -- the editors, the copywriters, and the artwork. 

"Shredders: Girls Who Skate" is out now. You can buy it on most online book stores and on