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Skaters' Stories Series - Episode 8: Claudia

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 8: Claudia

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!

Claudia and I had connectivity issues the first time we tried to meet, and I am so grateful she agreed to try again. Her story is one of curiosity, discovery and resilience and will definitely leave you smiling! I said a couple of times that it is a magical tale.

Claudia says "It can make your mind free. It can set you free, because you have to be open to fall, to learn. It will give you freedom. And then you will see it's not all about the skates, it is about you. You become open to fail and that will set your mind free."

Follow her journey on Instagram @pnkcrml

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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