Image via Vogue.com / Photo Sam Nixon
Yesterday it was announced that Lacey Baker is now on Nike SB - which was huge news. Today Lacey has an interview on Vogue.com.
What we have always loved about Lacey, besides her obvious kickass skating, is her "no fear" attitude in speaking out about equality, her ability to not classify herself as any label - queer, gay, straight, etc and saying to magazines that how you look should not determine endorsement deals. Her willingness to not shy away from subjects like prize money, that make other skaters say "no comment" when asked, is the icing on the cake. She is the real deal.
There were times when Lacey chose to speak out harshly (as her critics like to say) and put large companies on blast in her interviews. People in this tight knit industry said her chances at every being sponsored by a mainstream company were ruined. Those people obviously don't know the power and strength that Lacey Baker has.
This fearless skater is paving the way for every person in skateboarding - that's right every person. And we all owe her a huge thanks for that.
You can read Lacey's Vogue.Com interview HERE