Saturday, June 15, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Speaking of community, some friends are putting on a "skate play" at McCarren skate park the day after Go Skateboarding Day. I'm going to be involved as well as several others. To be honest, I'm not sure what I'm doing yet- but I am super stoked to be a part of something that hasn't really been done before. Swing by and support if you can.
To this day, as a larger, global society we struggle to figure out how to let each other live peacefully. It's a fucking shame. However, my advice is to those who have daughters.. I was lucky enough to have a father who was independently stoked on me discovering skateboarding when I was 12. I'm sure he was aware how hurt I could could get, because I also signed up for judo when I was 9. Whether he wanted me to break all my bones before adolescence or inherently allow my childhood fearlessness to go wherever it took me, that took a lot of confidence as a parent.
The effects of men on women, fathers and daughters, and relationships beyond are immeasurable, unquantifiable. The point is, we need to encourage each other do the things we love, man or woman. Never second guess or undermine each other because you gotta' keep that shit PMA. Nobody can predict the future. It always matters whether you see it or not. Positivity is the ultimate gateway drug.