Instead of looking for strength, what I wish someone had told me is to find a way to be content again and to just do the thing that makes you happy. Strength can wait.
In August of last year, Bossy published ‘Gals? More Like ANU Skate PALS Am I Right?’ The article followed the early days of Canberra’s coolest skating collective; the ANU Skate Pals. A year later, I sat down with two skate pals, Sam and Lauren, to discuss the group’s evolution and all things skating.
My legs — they’re burning up. My throat shudders, gasps erratic. My muscles are molten with lactic acid, and the heat wicks off my skin. Behind closed eyes, I coolly watch digits and indicators rise and fall against the black. My legs stutter. I lengthen my stride along the eternal surge of the treadmill belt. […]
“Ever discovered, months into knowing someone, that they have an incredible and oddly-specific interest? Ever wished you were that elusive and impressive person, but struggled to know where to start?”
“It is a common narrative: the pay gap between men and women in day-to-day society. This disparity, however, is much more pronounced in the world of sport, with the differences in income going from thousands to millions.”
“Fear is an essential part of the experience for me, and arguably the thing that makes me return and try that ollie again – for the thousandth time.”