Is Skateboarding Ready to Openly Embrace a Transgender Skater?
The Jenkem site has been one of our favorite skate sites to view for quite some time. The primary reason being is that they deliver content that makes us think outside of the box and beyond which skater did what trick, who’s riding for who, and the regular rigors and vibes of skateboarding.
They have just posted another great feature article which highlights the pointed and controversial question, “Is skateboarding ready to openly embrace a transgender skater?” In the piece, photojournalist Sam McGuire catches up with North Carolina’s Hillary Thompson to hear her story first hand and perhaps open the minds of the youth that share the same passion for seeking out new skate spots and shredding them. Take the time to sit down and have a read through this article backed by great photos.
As you might remember, Chris Nieratko had interviewed her for Vice and Canada’s Kingshit Mag back in 2011.