Vanessa Torres on getting sober & the skateboard industry

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Vanessa Torres on getting sober & the skateboard industry

In a recent interview with Jenkem Magazine, Vanessa Torres talks about getting sober, being a woman in the skate industry, and representing gay rights at Street League.

Vanessa has been a key player in women’s skateboarding for over 10 years now so it’s no surprise that she has some pretty insightful opinions about the industry. She touches on some controversial topics with straight up honesty that is refreshing to read.

Vanessa Torres Photo by Nam-Chi Van

Photo: / Nam-Chi Van

“Let’s grow it and make this our own. Let’s bring more women in, and I feel as though it’s totally fine if it’s our own thing. It might take a while, and it may not catch on, but if it doesn’t it doesn’t. It’s perceived as this negative thing, but it’s really not. I’m getting older and I see all these girls coming out who are hungry and ripping and I want to see those girls make it in skateboarding. If that’s separate from the whole “guys” deal, that’s totally fine. We can make it happen.”

Read the full interview here.

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