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Skaters' Stories Series - Episode 2: Eleanor

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 2: Eleanor

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!

Eleanor (she/her) describes roller skating in such a wonderful way, particularly the changing relationship with her body through teenage years into adulthood. Finding the right activity to support body and mind is tricky (as there are many activities) and thankfully Eleanor found roller skating suited her. She also suffered a serious injury that prevented her from roller skating and describes her healing journey in a powerful way. Thank you for sharing this story Eleanor.

Connect with Eleanor on her social media - IG @selfloveonskates

Did this conversation leave you feeling inspired? Let us know in the comments.

Support us by liking and sharing the video, buying roller skates and accessories or attending our classes. This helps us raise money that we can re-invest into the skate community.

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.

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