Last night I was Kindly invited down to attend one of the regular hang out’s for girl skaters in Cardiff ‘Prom Queen Social Club’. I was greeted with hugs and smiles - such a LUSH as the welsh crew would say.
One thing I’ve taken away from tonight is these girls are not only here to learn how to skate, they are here to get away from the troubles of life!
I felt so honoured to listen to some of these girls stories, the fact they could open up to me and talk was a very humbling feeling.
I think most skateboarders have felt outsiders, punks or thought “something’s not quite right here, the world is f**ked up” and to find a safe place to escape is very important to these girls.
I’m glad these girls have somewhere to go to be themselves amongst men ( boyfriends being supportive on the sideline or dads carrying the packed lunches ) and women -
Skateboarding - We are the Strongest of the Strange “Pontus Alv