Anonymous, TMW

“I’ve been skateboarding with a lot of the same guys for over 20 years now. We have a regular Thursday night session at various skateparks and street spots around Bristol, it’s not all skating though – there’s lots of time to catch up and chat about our lives and the things that affect us. We started a Whatsapp group to help us decide where we would go each week, but it’s become a great way to keep in touch and grown into a very positive space where we can share what’s going on for us, as well as in the wider world of skateboarding. I think it can be really useful for men to have a shared interest or activity to start conversations around. I feel like we need a bit of warming up talking about safe subjects before the feelings can come out!”