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Skaters' Stories Series - Episode 9: Kate

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: Kate

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!

Kate (she/her) shares her route into roller skating. After all, how do you find out about an activity and the community teaching and practising it if you don’t ever see anyone doing it? We also love how Kate framed the jealousy she felt when skate friends seemed to be progressing more quickly by looking at her own journey and practising self-compassion.

Follow Kate on her social media - IG @kaleidosmith

Did this conversation leave you feeling inspired?

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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