Little Black Jumper

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My apologies for not posting in quite some time, lovelies. The reason for this (besides the sweltering summer heat) is because I’ve really taken issue with how disconnected and unrealistic social media has made the world seem. It’s had me really examining my motives of why I post what I do, if those motives are in line with my integrity, and if I’m truly adding value to the world. So naturally I’ve gotten a wee bit self-conscious about what I’m putting out. The biggest reason I started this blog was to inspire others, but right now, it feels like it’s too much about the clothes and the posing, and not enough about actually skating (which I actually do) or the implied metaphors that come as a result of skating (i.e. facing fears, tasking risks, being vulnerable, listening to your inner compass, knowing when and when not to be the hero, helping others etc). At the same time however, self-expression through style means a great deal to me, so I’ve been trying to reconcile this inner conflict I’ve been having – meditation has helped a lot. And the silver lining is that this blog has not only inspired a few ladies to start skating but also to stop buying into the stereotype that if you’re feminine, you have no place on a board. I will single-handedly obliterate that stereotype if I have to. That all being said, I do feel like I’ve gotten a little off track with this blog, so I’m working on a plan to make the purpose and vision come back into focus. I don’t know yet exactly what that will look like, but just know that it’s happening. I’ve been fortunate enough to recently meet a few really talented creatives who believe in this project as much as I do, so I think it’s well on its way to leveling up the way it needs to.Thank you all for the support thus far, and please stay tuned! xo

 

(Photos courtesy of Steve Ingenito)

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2 Comments

  1. Vanessa
    November 9, 2015
    Reply

    ❤️❤️

  2. Dave
    November 10, 2015
    Reply

    👍🏻👍🏻 was stoked to see my email notification that the sartorial skater blog is back 👍🏻👍🏻

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