Tag Archives: Female Skaters

Men of Quality: the future of skateboarding

Yesterday I had an epiphany about subcultures and youth rebellion. This is a topic I haven’t thought deeply on for some time, compared to when I wrote my Masters thesis on female skateboarders as cultural producers in a male dominated subculture. I was reminded of my research when a PhD student reached out to me, […]

Sick ladies in the Cyclades – MUMC reunion

The summer is over, I have a new laptop (we had a break-in at our place… both laptops stolen = boo!), and it’s time to catch up on some writing. It’s been four months since my reunion in Greece with some of the original members of the Majestic Unicorn Motorcycle Club, and I am still […]

Scott Pommier

A Canadian Roadtrip and Reunion: Girl Skaters on the Loose

In anticipation of a reunion with skateboarding friends overseas, I found this article I wrote back in 2005 about the time I drove across Canada… I have always wanted to do the cross-Canada drive, to acquire a first-hand impression of how vast this country is. When I received an email from a francophone friend in […]

2009

Time Capsule

In about a month my good friend Rhianon will be coming through Vancouver for a visit. There areĀ a few reasons why I am really excited about this. First off, she’s the kind of friend that no matter the length of time apart we just slip into comfortable conversation and I feel like she gets me, […]

Jon West 2008

Girl Gangs

Growing up in small town Ontario meant that I didn’t have many like-minded girls to hang with, as I was a fierce tomboy from a young age. I had two big brothers, and I wanted to do everything that they did. We lived on a dead end street and every day after school and throughout […]

Concrete Powder – Interview

Last month I was interviewed for Concrete Powder magazine to promote my eBook, the History of Women in Skateboarding. The dream is to eventually merge the research with all the vintage photos I’ve collected over the years into one beautiful coffee table-style book. The challenge of acquiring permission and copyright for all the photos is […]