Podcasts and Audio Archive of Jon Dao
— Nancy Chang (@thenancychang) November 14, 2015
Here’s a short excerpt from the podcast: My job as a skateboarder is to show the community that skateboarding has a lot of aspects to it. It’s not just one dimensional. You can do lots of things. Everyone can become a skateboarder. That’s still difficult for some people to think: between cheerleading and skateboarding, what would [most] people want their daughter to be in?
With Skate Like a Girl, it’s just fun to be able to see a community grow and change perceptions, and to have role models. You can choose to create what you want skateboarding to look like for yourself. And, I think with Skate Like a Girl that’s what we’ve done in Seattle, and Portland, and San Francisco. It’s just an inclusive community where people can come and meet friends. And especially in Seattle, we have a Youth Employment Skateboarding program. It offers people who don’t have traditional sports team affiliations to be involved in a community grounded group that has older mentors parents can trust and they themselves can also be mentors.
— Nancy Chang (@thenancychang) January 12, 2016