AsHe is a pioneer in the skateboarding community, regardless of his preferred pronouns or gender identity. The now loud and proud transmasculine-non-binary is a trailblazer Leo Barker isIt is truly inspiring. That’s because of not just his decision to share his truth but also the way he held himself despite years of internal struggles as well as uneasiness during the gender-conforming competitions. SoSince Netflix’s ‘StayOn Board: The Leo Baker Story’ has charted these aspects of perseverance, courage, and positivity on his own terms, let’s find out more about his current standing, shall we?
Where is Leo Baker Now?
There’s no denying Leo (formerly Lacey) isHe is a skilled skater considering he has been skating since he was 3. However, his approach to the sport these days is very different. is much, much different. Rather than competition after competitionIn an attempt to ensure financial as well as career stability, he’s focusing more on street style to explore his true, authentic self without significant worries. That’s also part of why he resigned from the US Women’s Olympic Skateboarding Team in February 2020 — he knew it was essentially now or never for him to embrace himself completely.
“Skating isIt is its own [creative] thing,” LeoRecently, Pride before adding, “It’s really hard to judge and put points on things when so much is contingent on, like, style and choices that you make.” He then explained his perspective on the entire event by stating, “NotTo mention that the [International Olympic Committee] isInstitutionally, I’m really sorry. I’m like, ‘Nobody wanted them there.’… For so many reasons, I was like, ‘I am so glad that I’m not there participating in this toxic sh*t.’ I just can’t stand it.”
Leo thus began taking hormones in microdoses back in June 2020, only to then get top surgery — something he’d wanted from the moment he knew it existed — in Octoberof the same year. He was admittedly worried he’d lose everything he’d spent years working for, and even the entire process took a toll on his mental health, but his support system helped him through it. TheFans’ reactions to his name-change and the recovery period that he was able to get due to his decision to withdraw from competitions entirely (and covid), played a part in his peaceful semitransition.
TheBut, the best part? isYou can find the New York City-based skateboarder’s professional career has actually been thriving — there’ve seemingly been little to no adverse effects of his coming out. LeoFeatured in the legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk’s video game, starred in a massive NikeCampaign about challenging the status-quo earned a signature shoe and landed a role in Miley Cyrus’ music video for “Mother’s Daughter.”
MoreoverDespite this fact LeoThe NYC was founded by Hadley. Skate ProjectHe established an international space for queer, trans and nonbinary people, as well as cis women, in his absence. Glue. TheLast isHe runs an empowering queer skate business with two of his closest queer friends in industry. He also has a graphic design division. The aims are to create a safe space and authentic representation.
“TheGoal is to film skate videos and show us doing whatever we want as skaters and as creatives,” LeoHe recently disclosed this while referring his business. “We’re not just trying to sell boards. HopefullyIt encourages people to do anything they want. MyMy impression of skateboarding as a youngster isThese companies I looked up to did cool stuff and each one had its own vibe. That’s what I wanted to do when I was a kid. I’m finally doing that, which is obviously a dream come true.”
As if that’s not enough, the 30-year-old (born November 24, 1991) skater turned entrepreneur isSlowly, I became a professional musician. His song “Hold Me Till We’re Home” plays at the end of the NetflixOriginal, and he plans to release his debut EP sometime in the latter part of 2022. LeoHonestly, it was told Them that this documentary marks a new chapter of his life, “which feels really nice to move into; a more private space in my life where I’m not constantly talking and sharing and picking apart who I am.”
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