Graeme British Skateboarder

Meet Graeme, a Skateboarder with Asperger’s

Skateboarders in the UK can compete with some of best of the riders in the US. Even the guys who aren’t killing every trick like London’s Palace Skate team have a story to be told. Mass Appeal fam, Will Robson-Scott found such a compelling figure in Graeme, a man living and skating with Asperger’s. Robson-Scott says:

“Graeme is a passionate skateboarder who has been a staple of the London skateboard community for 25 years. A regular fixture at every skating event, his eccentricities and enthusiasm for the culture are accentuated through his condition, Asperger’s syndrome. Everyone has something in their life that puts a smile on their face; for Graeme this is skating.”

The syndrome that’s a form of autism, normally affecting verbal communication and fluid movement is actually increased in his quirkiness, but somehow controlled through his commitment to skating. What’s most enlightening about him is how he perceives skateboarding simply as therapy, especially in cases when frustration overcomes one when mastering certain tricks. His thoughtful, metaphoric perspective is known to be a result of his condition, which you can appreciate more as a gift of knowledge.

Graeme British Skateboarder

Related Articles

Sports
Sports

Frontside Grindin’ through India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Miss Appeal
Miss Appeal

Kate Upton’s Happier Ending for Zoo York Commercial

Sports
Sports

Max Schaaf’s Skateboard Deck Rides for Real and 4Q

Sports
Sports

Almost’s 5-Incher Skate Video Trailer

Sports
Sports

Arto Saari Concludes His Epicly Later’d Documentary

Sports
Sports

Christian Hosoi Puts His Story On Pages

Ad

Latest News

Music

With ‘Project E.T.,’ DJ Esco and Future Gave Listeners “Too Much Sauce”

"Yeah, all of my diamonds they shine, Haters like knock that off"
Metro Boomin drops a new song with Drake and Offset Music

Metro Boomin Drops Surprise Drake, Offset Collab, “No Complaints”—Is Album Next?

The Atlanta producer's got everybody lookin'
Zola News

Viral Dancing Gorilla Sad Reminder Of What Harambe Could Have Been

Impressive moves but... damn
tupac filmmakers sued by former vibe writer Film

‘All Eyez On Me’ Filmmakers Sued for Using Fictional Characters in Tupac Biopic

Former ‘VIBE’ writer claims the movie steals his intellectual property
Call of Duty 4 Screencap Remastered Tech/Games

‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered’ Standalone Release Coming Soon

COD fans who skipped the $80 'Infinite Warfare' bundle are psyched
memesmahnegguh, coco mango cherry Hey, You're Cool

Hey, You’re Cool! @memesMahNegguh

Adult Swim, holler at your boy!
Banksy News

Goldie Refers to Banksy as “Rob,” People Freak Out

You do realize how many Robs there are in the world, right?
Music

New Music From Vince Staples, dvsn, Heems and More

The Listening Room (June 23, 2017)
2017 Draft Class Sports

The Major Takeaways from the 2017 NBA Draft

Last night we watched men both younger and way more talented than us become way richer than us. Welp
Sizzla-DJ-Khaled News

The Untold Story Behind DJ Khaled and Sizzla’s “I’m So Grateful”

Khaled and Kalonji go way back
Eric B. & Rakim will reunite to celebrate 30th anniversary of Paid In Full. Music

Eric B. & Rakim Announce First Show Together in Over 20 Years

Finally let the rhythm hit 'em
essex-market-featured Art

‘Market Surplus’ Gives a Building on the L.E.S. One Last Jolt Before Demolition

Mural art show features Faust, Lamour Supreme, ELLE and more
Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack is available now. Music

Stream ‘Silicon Valley: The Soundtrack,’ Featuring Nas, Run the Jewels, Wu-Tang ...

A Mass Appeal and HBO collaboration, streaming now
Jay 305 talks about Suga Free's 'Street Gospel' album. Music

Jay 305 Preaches on Suga Free’s Classic ‘Street Gospel’

Chuuch!
Sebastian Gorka News

Trump’s Top Advisor: There’s Only Radical Muslims and Those Soon To Be Radical

Trump's top advisor doesn't confirm he hates Islam, but does tell us he doesn't like hip hop
vince-staples Music Video

Everything’s Up For Interpretation in Vince Staples’ Video for “Rain Come Down”

...except for his feeling about Sprite