Taylor Lee is a Michif artist and educator from Treaty 6 territory who currently resides in “vancouver” on the Unceded Territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam First Nations. As a youth mentor, Taylor works primarily with Indigenous young people hosting skateboarding, arts, and cultural activities and workshops. She strives to foster safe spaces full of play, joy, and circular learning for BIPOC individuals as an act of intentional resistance.
Ryme Lahcene (b. Belgium) is a Moroccan, but more specifically Amazigh, youth worker, community organizer, multidisciplinary artist and skater living and working on the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam First Nations known as “Vancouver.
Takeover Skateboarding creates safe spaces for those who have historically been and are currently marginalized and underrepresented within skateboarding.
We aim to offer and encourage peer learning and support both in skateboarding and beyond. Fostering play as an act of resistance, Takeover uses skating and art as vehicles for radical conversations and movements. We encourage BIPOC youth to engage in fun and radical joy and offer youth space and safety to explore their own identities and interests.