Bhangra and skateboarding: 'I can do my own thing and that’s fine with me'
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Flickr photo / joellofving https://flic.kr/p/8bouzQ
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Ashveen Matharu (middle) performing Bhangra at a high school assembly.
Courtesy of Ashveen Matharu.
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.”