MY ROLLER-SKATING JOURNEY
MY MOTHER STARTED TAKING ME ROLLER-SKATING AT THE AGE OF 4 YEARS OLD AND IT HAS BEEN THE LOVE OF MY LIFE EVER SINCE. I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO GROW UP ROLLING @THE RINK ON CHICAGO’S SOUTHSIDE. ROLLER-SKATING HAS AFFORDED ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT AND EVOLVE CREATIVELY WITHIN THE BLACK COMMUNITY. I AM SO HONORED TO BE ABLE TO SHARE MY TALENTS AND INSPIRE PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD TO ROLLER-SKATE.
NAIR CARE COMMERICAL AD 2020
MELBA MOORE’S “I’M JUST DOIN ME” SOCIAL MEDIA AD 2020
MARAWA’S ROLLER-DISCO PERFORMANCE 2019
HBO’S UNITED SKATES DOCUMENTARY 2019
PERFORMANCE FOR THEASTER GATES ART EXHIBITION 2019
HEY LIL MAMA KHALIL FT. LIL TWIST MUSIC VIDEO 2011
BET HIP HOP AWARDS 2010 (SHARING THE STAGE WITH COMEDIAN MIKE EPPS)
QUEENS OF JB PERFORMANCE
I’M JUST DOIN ME
KEEP YOUR HEAD TO THE SKY
I decided to take a break on creating content due to all of the trauma that police brutality, lynchings, racism, and segregation that has occurred over the past few weeks. I finally found a space in heart to create and luckily, I have roller-skating to get through those tough moments. I wanted to take the time to create skate videos that would uplift your spirits and bring a sense of peace to black people during days like this.
Living in a world that is obsessed with our culture but wants nothing to do with the injustices that come with blackness can be rough at times. More than ever I have seen the significances of honoring myself and my work. In a real sense, if I don’t who else will. As Black people, we are not in a position to count on the world to acknowledge our existence, celebrate our lives, and honor our work. These are all things that we must do ourselves.
To all of my Black Revolutionaries, you all are doing an amazing job. Today, I honor you. Thank you for standing up for Black lives loudly for the past few weeks. Thank you for staying informed and making profound statements about the Black community at this time. All of your hard work can get draining at times so be sure to take mental breaks and stay healthy. Never be afraid to share all that comes with your Blackness, whether it’s pain, hurt, power, joy, Black businesses, Black workers, and Black creatives. We are all working hard. We all have so much to be proud of. Let’s keep moving forward.
Check out the links below for more ways to contribute to the reform in police brutality cases and the black trans community.
THEASTER GATES PERFORMANCE
BMO SKATE FILM
INDEPENDENCE ROLL PERFORMANCE