Inspiration: Lacey Baker

Lacey Baker is IMO one of the greatest skaters out there and someone who really pushes the boundaries in skateboarding.

"The skate industry is a bunch of dudes making decisions and judgements. If I don't have long hair, wear tight pants and a push up bra then they decide I look too much like a boy. They don't care about how well I skate or my skill level. It's about how I look. It's about how we all look. It's catering to all these dudes in the skate industry. "Who's the prettiest? We choose you..." .... Maybe if I did conform to what they wanted to see they'd give me what I want. I'm not going to do that...."
Full interview on Broadly here
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My kids and I are just in awe every time we see her do her thang! #goals
Who's been inspiring you lately?

Comments

Lacey Baker sounds like a total badass! People who push the boundaries in their field are always inspiring :)
Adam said…
First I've heard of her, but to be honest, I really thought she was a guy when I saw the photos.
Unknown said…
I’ve never heard of Lacy Baker but she is my type of woman! I love women that are brave enough to be themselves, no matter what that looks like and how other people think you should act. I’m now a fan!!! Thanks for introducing me to her Emmylou
Serena said…
Amazing post
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nerline said…
She is so strong. I love her quote. Such an inspiration for sure. Happy weekend doll!
Marta said…
Wow, she's incredibly talented!
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Mica said…
She sounds awesome! I've sadly never heard of her before which is a shame! Definitely an inspiring woman!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

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She sounds very cool!
Wow! Emmy, she is absolutely amazing!
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Vision By Mila said…
I have to admit I had no idea who he is.

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