We are dedicated to diversifying South East Queensland’s skateboarding community. Previously known as Girls Skate Brisbane (GSB); we first formed in 2016 and quickly became one of the most active skate networks in Meanjin, Brisbane. Recognising the importance of terminology and language, and the various genders of individuals who are a part of our team, activities, events and skate scene, we re-launched in June 2020 as We Skate Queensland (Qld) – inclusive of women’s, non-binary and gender diverse skateboarders in Queensland.
We aim to create an all inclusive environment for skateboarding and arts in our region as to encourage the greater skate community to incorporate safe and positive parks and spaces for deeper diversity.
Our team is situated across the southeast coast of Australia, forever moving and changing we have successfully held inclusive skate events, art shows, skate jams, skate panel talks, chill zones and workshops across SE QLD. We also collaborate with groups, sponsors and organisations who are also progressing the skate community and connect skaters with free group lessons, private classes, workshops, competitions and events.
Another major part of our movement is to advocate for respectful, safe spaces and consensual conduct in all forms and in all circumstances. No excuses. No shame, no blame, educate. Support your friends, ask questions and check for consent before advancing with audible or physical advances on others including offering personal advice or opinions. We are also proud our team in 2019 was one of the co-founding groups of skateboarders and skateboarders involved with the international launch of the global campaign Consent is Rad, and we continue to support their initiatives.
Take Up Space – You Belong:
We Skate QLD has a zero tolerance policy to discrimination against people who are marginalised. We stand for inclusion and to keep skateboarding progressing forward.
Call out your bros. If they’re ever racist, sexist, homophobic, call those bitches out.Leo Baker
Photos: We Skate QLD Spring Jam in 2021 at Fairfield Skatepark photographed by Ella Heard, Tora Waldren MC at Bowlzilla skate event photographed by Kiowa Sioux, Volunteers and staff at Spring Jam 2021 – Brooke Manning, Dr Indigo Willing, Miljana Miljevic and Evie Ryder photographed by Majeline at Slab Zoo Skateboarding, and skate panel on social change featuring Dr Indigo Willing at MPavillion ‘Kick Push to Change’ talk with Wade Trevean from East West Skate Co and Nick Hayes from Spinifex Skateboards, chaired by Kirby Clark from Decks for Change photographed by Greg Barnes.