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Guest interviews #1

What is your name and how old are you?

My name is Lisa and I am 30 years old!

Tell us a little about yourself, what do you do, why have you started to skateboard and how long have you been skating?

I am a shop manager working with volunteers of all ages and disabilities.

I started skateboarding around 2000, I don’t really know how I originally got into it I just always remember having a cool purple cruiser board hanging around, which later developed into skating every weekend and later having a half pipe in the back garden!

I skated for about 5 years with my sister then we stopped for about 15 years due to college, university and work commitments.

We both recently got back into it these past few years and which has been great for our relationship and because the community of skating has grown so much, we have social media now so meeting people is easier; And it’s great to see the girls doing there bit too, because when me and my sister first started we never heard of any local girl skaters, we seemed to be the only ones!

How does it feel to do something as cool as skateboarding?

I love that I skate, it’s something different and people don’t expect it!

How do your friends and family think about it? About you starting a crazy pastime at this stage of your life?

My family have always been supportive no matter what I wanted to do; me and my sister both quit ballet to skate, I think my parents thought it was j