How are skaters making the sport more inclusive?
24 Aug 2021
How are skaters making the sport more inclusive?

After watching Sky Brown nail her Olympic debut, who didn’t want to jump on a skateboard and try out the basics? The sport was already enjoying a boom in popularity before the Games, with the pandemic creating the right conditions for interest to flourish, but what makes it so appealing?

Katy Young

Katy Young is a Canvas8 senior behavioural analyst. She has a degree in American Studies and Film and an MA in Journalism. Her interests include wild swimming, thinking of podcast ideas and singing in an all-female choir.

Neil Ellis

Neil Ellis is the head of digital engagement at Skateboard GB, the national governing body for skateboarding in England and the home of Olympic skateboarding in Great Britain.

Kay Russant

Kay Russant is a DJ and skateboarder who runs a girls’ skateboarding night in South Wales called Prom Queen Social Club.

Marianne Eloise

Marianne Eloise is a journalist and commentator on neurodivergent issues. She has written for publications including The Cut, The New York Times, Courier, Dazed, Vulture, i-D, The Guardian, and Mic.