Art, Videos, and Essays from the Ginger Teen Council
Ginger Teen Council
Hi, I’m Kya! I’m 16 years old and live in Newcastle, Washington. I love the arts, including theatre and dancing, but I also enjoy creative writing, poetry, and playing my piano. I love taking care of my 13 plant babies and hanging out with my friends.
This Ginger Chat features Maurio McCoy, a contender to represent Team USA at the 2021 Olympic Games, where skateboarding is making its global debut. Maurio shares how pursuing skateboarding at a young age impacted his self-worth and confidence, and how those feelings have evolved now that he competes professionally. Also, Maurio discusses how he manages his nerves, and practices his daily M.E.D.S.: Meditation, Exercise, Diet, and Sleep.
Bio: Born and raised in Reading, Pennsylvania, Maurio McCoy was introduced to skateboarding at age four by his brother, during summers spent at their grandma's house. Two decades later, at the age of 25, Maurio moved to Los Angeles, CA, to be closer to the heart of skateboarding, where he films videos for sponsors such as adidas, Santa Cruz Skateboards, and Independent Truck Co. In 2019, Maurio placed second at the Street League Skateboarding Championship, and in 2021, he is a contender to represent Team USA at the 2021 Olympics in street skateboarding.