Today in celebration of the first ever World Wide Rollout Day I had a nice little roll all by myself in my usual spot tonight but this time I brought my skateboards too. It was a good time... until I thought I was a little too cute and the universe had to step in to remind me it’s been less than a month....
Skaters from all around the world gathered today to skate together to erase hate. Even though I wasn’t able to roll with a group in solidarity I did have a skate in my parking lot, all the while thinking about how much this incredible community inspires me and motivates me on the daily.
As a way to participate (even though I’m a little late) I want to share a few of my favorite accounts run by Black skaters. Rollerskating is alive and THRIVING today because the Black community has kept it that way. I am so grateful to these skaters for sharing their stories and their talents with baby newbies like me. I’ve learned so much from these women and men and that’s just from following them online!
I cannot wait for this pandemic to go away so I can get out there and meet skaters in my area in person. But for now, I am so grateful for the community I’ve found here on social media. 💘
Skaters in order: @skatefantacee
thehallyblake @itsmshawkins2u @tempestnicole @joshytv_ @the_good_guy91 @kamrylorin @justseconds
I don’t own any rights to the music in their vids. 💘
HUGE SHOUTOUT to @hoopsiedee for organizing the STL chapter of the #worldwiderolloutday !!
I'm so appreciative of the space that's being created to allow black voices to be heard/amplified and for white allies to continue to grow and learn in the skate community.
#swipeleft ⬅️ ⬅️ ⬅️
I got the rollerskates yesterday and I'M SO HAPPY 😌
Big thanks to:
My mom @mari_rth_ for the shoes ❤
My uncle @remus.caras for the backpack ❤
My best friend @alexsetinas for the bracelet ❤