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Katherine Beattie: “Disability isn’t a good or a bad thing… It just is.”

“Skateparks are really inclusive spaces, we’re all on wheels here!”

While we were in Los Angeles at the end of 2017, we had the privilege of meeting the badass WMCX rider, Katherine Beattie. Katherine is proudly the first women to land a backflip in a wheelchair and spends her days at the skatepark popping wheelies and most importantly, having fun in her wheelchair.

Here’s what happened when we met Katherine:


Did you know

8% of people that we surveyed in the Annual Bullying Survey 2017 were bullied because of attitudes towards thier disabilty.

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