For the last several months the Aware group – a cross section of skaters from across the industry – has been hosting group discussions about various topics that affect people in our community. Thereby, creating a space for people to have discourse around topics that although may not be directly related to skating are nonetheless important and impact people within our community.
We’ve covered everything from social & racial justice, to diversity, equity, & inclusion, as well as other topics such as ableism, changing mindsets, language, and toxic masculinity. We are very happy that more of these types of conversations are taking place in our industry and are hopeful that they then lead to even more discussions and ultimately building a stronger overall community where all can feel welcome, embraced, and empowered. Aware recently hosted such a discussion that was one of the best yet and we’re happy to share it with you here.