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 11: Rapid
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!
"I've come to accept that skating is something that a lot of people do,... maybe that feel they don't fit in well with society. A lot of people who skate have anxiety or mental health. Sometimes at the skate park it may feel uncomfortable or awkward because everyone there is uncomfortable and awkward! It's okay, it's just the weird energy in the skatepark, it doesn't mean you're not welcome."
Follow her journey on Instagram @rapidonwheels
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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.