skateboarding

Michelle Makes Me Laugh

IMG_8224

On my way to use the steam room at Mount Pleasant Community Centre on this beautiful day I noticed Michelle and her friend adding some vibrant colours to bright-up Main Street. I stopped to ask if I could interview her…and the rest is history!

In Michelle’s opinion if you haven’t felt like a freak or an outsider then “you’re doing something wrong”! I love it. Well-said. On a side note, I ended up finding out that Michelle has owned Antisocial Skateboard Shop for the last 14 years.

I’m not a skateboarder, but I absolutely adore the shop’s name, and yeah, it is nice to meet a female business owner (I wish it wasn’t noteworthy, but I still don’t think it’s the norm…especially in the typically male-centred world of skateboarding).

 

Jamie’s Guide to Feeling Good: Skateboarding, Snowboarding, Surfing, and Music!

IMG_2473

While I was biking in Stanley Park today, I noticed Jamie (@jamiekukulowicz) for two reasons. The first reason being that she looked good, and the second reason being that she was actually going up the big, hard hills on her skateboard. Jamie’s energy was great! Take a look at her interview.

DOWNTOWN SKATEPARK VANCOUVER: Skate and Listen.

RITCHIE FERNANDEZ (left and @Ritchiee1 on Instagram) and KAIL (right) were skating their hearts out at DOWNTOWN SKATEPARK in Vancouver this morning.

RITCHIE FERNANDEZ (left and @Ritchiee1 on Instagram) and KAIL (right) were skating their hearts out at DOWNTOWN SKATEPARK in Vancouver this morning.

Ritchie was fun, open, and great to interview!

Ritchie was fun, open, and great to interview!

Kail told me he was feeling the effects of jet lag, so it was really nice of him to let me interview him.

Kail told me he was feeling the effects of jet lag, so it was really nice of him to let me interview him.

I asked RITCHIE FERNANDEZ (Instagram: @Ritchiee1) and KAIL (just in from Queensland, Australia) if they could answer a question that is very near-and-dear to me:

HAVE YOU EVER FELT LIKE A LOSER/A FREAK/OR AN OUTCAST? IF SO, WHAT HELPED YOU THROUGH IT?

Here are their answers (and I greatly appreciate them letting me film them, because other skaters were camera-shy, or said they had never experienced feeling this way and therefore didn’t have an answer…Kail said he thinks everyone has felt this way at some point, and I have to say that I agree):

Sunny day, sweepin' the clouds away

Sunny day, sweepin’ the clouds away

Science World, I see you!

Science World, I see you!

Vancouver is a special place to be.

Vancouver is a special place to be.

Fuel up on yummy food...then do what you love!

Fuel up on yummy food…then do what you love!