Female skateboarders are on the rise. Their ascension comes with an abundance of sexism and comments left on social media daily to bring them down. Rather than feed into the negativity, they rise above the noise.
The comments in this video are all straight from prominent social media platforms like YouTube and Instagram. These words represent the darkest side of skateboarding. As the saying goes, the darkest always comes before the light. We wanted to illuminate these grotesque comments with hopes of drawing attention to the issue. The skateboarding community is a vibrant collective of individuals with the capacity to eradicate such hate.
Let us work together to rise up and support every skateboarder, no matter their gender, orientation, or race.
Above the Noise is a film and photo show by The Smiths (Aaron and Lwany Smith) that shines a light on how female skateboarders like Lizzie Armanto, Samarria Brevard and Jenn Soto rise about the negativity.