Celebrating Black History Month
Happy Black History Month!
Representation is critical in sports. When children and adults do not see themselves represented in a particular community, they are less likely to feel a sense of belonging. This is especially true in sports that have historically had fewer people of color. With the rise of Misty Copeland, Gabby Douglas, and Simone Biles, children all over the world now have more role models in ballet and gymnastics that they can look up to! We want to celebrate and highlight some of our black skaters and what it means to them to be a black athlete in our derby community.