Cover Photo: In this still from HBO's TV series 'Betty,' a collection of women skateboard down the middle of a wide street framed with palm trees and washed in a yellow, California light. They are a racially diverse crew and all of them look like they are taking their sport seriously
Still from 'Betty'/HBO

Longboarding My Way Out of Loneliness

When I tried to skateboard as a kid, the neighborhood boys refused to welcome me. Now, women and gender-diverse people are creating skateboarding communities all over the world.

Let Go



Can I make it any more obvious


Sorry, boy, but you missed out.)


Sam K MacKinnon is a writer living in Winnipeg. Their writing has appeared in them, FLARE, Xtra, CBC, Geez, and others. Their fiction and non-fiction explores queer trans identity. They are currently working on a novel.  Read more from Sam at