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Listen: Skate or Cry by Jazlyn Pinckney

In this audio documentary, five women taking space in Bristol’s skateboarding scene speak to Jazlyn Pinckney. Some have just picked up a board for the first time, others have been skating for decades.

Feature illustration: Jon Trace

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In this audio documentary, five women taking space in Bristol’s skateboarding scene speak to Jazlyn Pinckney. Some have just picked up a board for the first time, others have been skating for decades, but all talk about the feeling skating gives them, the sense of community and the biggest battles they face breaking down barriers of the male skater stereotype.

What does it feel like on the board? Why do they get back on when you fall off? And which corners of Bristol city are the smoothest, safest or down right gnarliest to skate?

We hear the voice of Vivienne Mcginnis, Bella Warley, Jasmine Creusson, Isadora Vlachou and Casey Jane. Recorded in the field at Campus Skatepark and Trenchard Street Carpark, and with special mention to Maverick’s Warmley Skatepark, M32, Dean Lean, and Bristol’s Cenotaph skate spots.

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