Yanise Ho completes journey Trip on Rollerblades.
The young woman who traveled coast to coast on Rollerblades has completed her nearly 4,000-mile journey. At times, 23-year-old Yanise Ho battled severe heat, heavy rains and fierce winds, but nothing could stop her.
She kicked off her adventure in Miami, documenting the seven-month trip with a makeshift selfie stick. Most impressively, she traveled with no money, relying instead on the kindness of others to give her a place to sleep and eat.
Ultimately, she said she hopes to raise awareness for the nonprofit One Girl Can to fund secondary school scholarships for girls in need in the name of gender equality. The scholarship Ho created was aptly named “The Bladress.”
“The name itself represents female empowerment,” she said. “That one girl can achieve more than what society predicts us to be able to do.”