"You the only person alive that holds the key to your healing”
by pairing skate lessons and boards with education initiatives, skateistan — a non profit organization that works with the support of local afghan communities — is using skateboarding as a tool of empowerment for more than four hundred afghan kids, many of whom live on the streets.
more than 40 percent of skateistan’s students are female. though girls are banned from riding bikes in afghanistan, skateboarding is novel and remains permissible, and has now become the most popular sport for females in the country.
(see also: skating in uganda)
it’s just a plant
This is how you handle getting your privileged called out.
Not “reverse racism!” Not “heterophobe!” and all those other dynamics that don’t exist. Just recognition. Recognition of privilege (and hopefully continuous self-checking)
reblogged for comments, specially bolded
had to delete that headdress - going thru - even though the comments are important - not feeling giving ANY space a ‘TALL to coachella appropriators