By Valentina Diaz
V. Diaz, a journalist and passionate skateboarder, is a full-time writer for SHIT®️ Magazine.
David Reyes is a professional skateboarder from Yonkers, NY. Since he was a child he had the opportunity to know and enjoy the skateboarding environment and also skate with the biggest ones out there. Thanks to this, Reyes recognizes that skateboarding gave him a chance to grow up and do every day what he loves.
“I’ve always wanted to be a professional skateboarder and to give back to communities like the one I grew up in. It was a low-income neighborhood where we really didn’t have many options, I was like 14 when I realized the positive impact skateboarding had on my life” said Reyes to the Voice of Insiders’s video.
Your Voice can Change the World
Reyes is collaborating in the Voices of Insiders project that it's looking to change the world through sports experiences, including skateboarding. VOI is collaborating with other athletes like trainer Randy Bowder, runner Aysha Mirza, actress Alyssa Labrie, dancer Zoey Anderson and David Reyes representing skateboarding.
“VOI was founded in New York in 2017 by Qing Huang, FIT alumni. Qing began partnering with environmental innovators who share his vision to improve lives. They do this by comfortably empowering your daily performance to enable you to do more while minimizing environmental impact” expressed the TWS article.
Skateboarding Changes Lives
The brand wants to emphasize that everyone has a voice. Reyes took this opportunity to share through his own experience how skateboarding has changed his life and gave him a passion for something that he never thought. “My first trip pretty much opened my eyes to a world that I didn’t think would exist for me”, he said, he also wants to inspire other kids to continue following their dreams.
'Voice of Insiders, Change the World' is the brand message and David is now part of it, a team that is working in an exclusive collection to promote this meaning and benefit Sheckler Foundation that helps kids to have the chance to skate. #yourvoicecanchangetheworld
He said that no matter how many falls he's had, he is always going to have a big smile because he is doing what he loves every day. “It seriously blows my mind that something as simple as a skateboard taught me that no matter who you are, where you are from or how hard you fall, you have to get back up and try again”.
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