Tag Archives: Skateboarding

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, […]

Brujas, a stone mason, and authenticity

Lately I’ve had a few friends send me links in regards to the Brujas, with features from Vogue to the New York Times! I’ve been following them for awhile, and the thought of this crew of primarily Latina and Black female skateboarders in New York, articulating many of my thoughts from my decade-old thesis paper […]

The Gift of Hindsight : dating details

It’s been a really fun week of storytelling, reunions, and celebrations of my 2-year wedding anniversary with Scott! Thursday was the Antisocial launch of Letters to the Editors, so a bit more relaxed for me since I wasn’t representing the library, and really great to see Anna Szaflarski after all these years. But Wednesday night at […]

“One time I rode”… Storytelling!

Last night, I got to try something new! It’s one thing to write a story and another thing to try to engage an audience and get the nerve to share a story in public! A few weeks ago, Melly posted an invite to join her in a night of motorcycle story-telling at The Shop (a […]

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 are 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, […]