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Bhangra and skateboarding: 'I can do my own thing and that’s fine with me'

Two stories on our podcast this week about Seattleites breaking free and breaking stereotypes:

  • Jesse Weinstock is an avid skater. “Most of my best friends I met through skateboarding. My oldest friend, Andy, I met on the first day of seventh grade. I was like, 'You have a skate shirt on, do you skate?' We’ve been friends now for 30 years.” 
  • Ashveen Matharu has been dancing Bhangra since middle school (she recently graduated high school). “I was motivated to dance Bhangra because it’s a stereotype for girls not to dance Bhangra.” 

This is the latest of KUOW's RadioActive Youth Media stories, created by young people age 16-20ish. Subscribe to the RadioActive podcast to hear all of our stories.