As dawn broke behind her, Harmonie Bataka skated in wide curves down a suburban street on the outskirts of Ghana's capital, Accra, empty but for a scattering of people going to church.
Sundays used to be the only time 27-year-old Bataka could skateboard, when the streets were quiet and she didn't have to work. That was before she quit her job last year to pursue the sport full time, to the dismay of friends and family.
When a mother in yoga pants crossed her lawn to tell Bataka how impressed she was with her skating, Bataka beamed from ear to ear and pointed her in the direction of Freedom Skatepark.
(Photo Editing: Gabrielle Fonseca Johnson; Text Editing: Nellie Peyton and Ed