Leo Baker Takes A Stand In A New & Inspiring Nike Video.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Leo Baker (previously known as Lacey Baker) is featured in this new video from their sponsor, Nike, discussing why they created NYC Skate Project for women, queer, transgender, and gender-nonconforming people.

"A majority of the time, women and queer people don't feel safe in skate spaces," Leo explains. "So we created our own."

Leo has spoken out in the past about what it feels like to have to try and conform to what the skate industry and sponsors want you to be, as opposed to who you really are. They have taken a stand to show the skate community and beyond that, you do not have to have long hair, or look and act a certain way to be marketable.  Leo also states that;

 "There are a lot of people who are still pretty homophobic, sometimes it's just because they're ignorant. They don't know any better."

Leo's sponsor, Nike is helping them change this perspective. And that's pretty cool.

Editor's Note: ** We have to say we are pretty disheartened by reading all the negative comments on Nike's Youtube Channel about this video, but there are some really positive ones as well - which is good to see.  I guess that just proves the point that there is a definite need for educating people and creating safe spaces to skate where everyone is welcome.  

Thanks Nike and Leo!

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