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As a teenager, I desperately wanted to learn how to skateboard- but the overwhelmingly male dominated skate parks in my local area, combined with the extremity of my social anxiety, prevented me from learning. SKATE imagines a world in which a socially anxious teenage girl finds a community which encourages her to combat her mental illness.

SKATE aims to highlight what an incredible triumph the little things can be when you deal with anxiety, and bring those struggling with it hope. This is a personal story that I hope young women of colour in particular will resonate with.

Kasey-Anais Blondell

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