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How LEEDS 2023 is helping to empower skateboarders in city and combat stigma

Artist Harry Meadley has been a member of the Leeds skateboarding community for a long time and firmly credits becoming a skateboarder as his route into art college.

For LEEDS 2023, Harry worked with the local skateboarding community to deliver ‘My World My City My Skate Spot’, a project that supports female and non-binary skaters from across the city to empower them to feel safe and seen when street skating.

Here, he writes exclusively for the YEP:

Leeds has a great skateboarding scene; it’s always been a really positive and inclusive community that is also actively creative.

Paolo Sorbello

Paolo Sorbello is a journalist and researcher. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Glasgow, studying state-business relations in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia. He is also the Business News Editor of the weekly newspaper The Conway Bulletin.

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