Crew of the Month
Maya Haptas

COTM – PANSY: MUTUAL AID BY AND FOR THE PANSIES IN ALL OF US

Mutual aid can take many forms, it’s just about people coming together to meet each other’s needs. To a large extent, just creating space for marginalized people to come skate together is a form of mutual aid, but PANSY also carries out this mission in the form of donation drives, skate lessons and forming safe discussion spaces.

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Crew of the Month
Maya Haptas

COTM – LADIES SKATE NASHVILLE IS PITCH PERFECT

I always encourage people to skate within their comfort zone but I try to find one thing within their skill level that they can learn during that meetup. Getting to see the stoke on someone’s face when they roll down a bank for the first time or get a nose stall on a curb is THE BEST!

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Crew of the Month
Maya Haptas

COTM – THE SKATE NYMPHS WELCOME YOU TO MIAMI

Arays Domech had her crew name all picked out and knew there was a need for an organization in South Florida to give girls and LGBTQIA+ folks a safe place to skate.  Still, it wasn’t until a broken wrist kept her off her board that she had the free time to put the pieces together and Skate Nymphs was born. 

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Crew of the Month
Maya Haptas

COTM – Crete Creepers Creeping Coast-to-Coast

Popular Ladies Night skate gatherings have established the Crete Creeper’s presence in Reno and South Lake Tahoe since 2018. And when a founding member moved 2,000 miles away to Jamestown, NY last year the momentum didn’t die out- it just got… creepier. 

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Crew of the Month
Maya Haptas

COTM – BRING YOUR FRIENDS TO SK8 N’ MEET SANTANA

The name isn’t referring to the jolly harbinger of the late-December Capitalist holiday OR a guitar legend that also responds to “Carlos.” It refers to the Orange County community, Santa Ana.  And, founded in 2019, this crew is inclusive and non-denominational.

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Crew of the Month
Maya Haptas

COTM – LONELYBONES ENGINEERING CONNECTION IN BOSTON

I’m pretty certain if my family hadn’t moved back to California from Boston when I was in 8th Grade I eventually would have picked up a board and found my way to LonelyBones. String together the words ‘gentle’ and ‘nurturing’ with skating, throw in two kick-ass engineer-leaders, and you’ve got my attention.

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Crew of the Month
Maya Haptas

COTM – BOARD 2 TEARS HAS GOT YOUR BACK, BREH

A group chat turned mob of beginner/intermediate skaters cruising LA, documenting, and celebrating every minuscule achievement like we won the lottery. This gave me the confidence to attend a Display Only sesh where I met Ashley, the missing piece to the Board 2 Tears puzzle. That was her first meetup. Kismet.

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Crew of the Month
Maya Haptas

CRESCENT SKATE KREWE CHALLENGING NORMS IN NOLA

“We skate every Sunday at Parisite DIY. Many of the Crescent Krewe are volunteering for communities outside of New Orleans that were hit very hard. We’ll all get back to meeting up at the skate park soon, but for now, our communities need help. Parisite DIY stepped up as a supply drop-off location.”

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