Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Jordyn, I’m 19 and I’m a professional skateboarder.
Can you tell us about a recent or upcoming project or experience you are using to impact others with your passion?
I recently competed in The Vans Park Series World Championships in China, and then the Exposure Skate Event: A Women’s Benefit Event to bring opportunity and visibility to women who embody courage and strength.
What are your thoughts on current media trends?
I am really not a fan of social media, but because I am a professional athlete it is beneficial for me to keep up with it. Sponsors are always asking me how many followers, likes and comments I receive. In my mind that honestly doesn’t mean anything to me. It’s like a certain number can make a person special and it doesn’t even matter what kind of person they actually are on the inside. I think this can distort peoples perspective.
What do you strive to accomplish with your media voice?
Recently I teamed up with ESPN and Games on their campaign, Shred Hate for anti-bullying month. I spoke about my past experience with bullying and encouraged people to choose kindness and shred hate. Sharing a positive moment like this through social media is awesome.
The remainder of my content is skating videos and images. Posting these may seem repetitive to me but, it is really cool to hear that they have inspired or impacted viewers.
What does “She is More” mean to you?
Growing up I would get so stoked to meet pro athletes and take a photo with them. It meant the world to me if they took the time to interact with me and showed that they cared.
Today, being in the public eye with people looking up to me, I always strive to do this. I take the time to talk to them, sign their board and take a photo, no matter how tired or hungry I am. By taking this time and building relationships, I want to show people know that I am more than just a girl that can skate.
What advice do you have for others that want to make a positive impact with their media?
My quote for life is fall down 7 get up 8. I relate this to skating and all things in life.
When it comes to social media, go with what you believe in and what you feel good about. If you aren’t getting the response you want or feel like no one is hearing you, don’t quit. If you are following what you believe, and continue to put in the effort, you will succeed.