Updated: May 4
by Mel Blackwood
Roller Girl Gang's vision is to empower people to roller skate into their most joyful life.
Stories are powerful and even more so when they are told by individuals. This project has been very humbling. The very personal things that folks have chosen to share are gifts. You'll see!
Episode 12: Alima
Everyone has a story to tell. We want to learn more about why roller skates are so special to so many people – no matter your age, gender, race, culture or ability. We hope this series inspires you to try roller skating, because roller skating brings us so much joy!
"To find something that just feels easy, obviously skating doesn't feel easy, but being there felt easy, which was just amazing. That community in Edinburgh just saved me. They gave me the confidence to join the community in Birmingham, which is also a really diverse and welcoming community. As long as you're not a trash person."
Follow her journey on Instagram @journonwheels
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Our mission is to create a welcoming and friendly atmosphere where all skaters can come to shop, learn and share their love of roller skating with others. We strive to be a valuable resource and safe space for the roller skate community and beyond; to contribute to its growth and success.