As always, it’s a good day to be part of the snowboarding, LGBTQ+ and 2S communities. Although, when Seen Snowboarding is on the scene, it’s likely a bad day to be a handrail.
In this 14-minute video, “From the Bottom of One’s Heart,” an exponentially growing crew of queer snowboarders shine a light on the importance of inclusivity, love and mutual respect within the snowboarding community and beyond. And like any solid snowboard movie, it also features plenty of inspiring riding.
Featuring: Kennedi Deck, Jake Kuzyk, Devi Gupta, Ruby Erck, Emma Crosby, Lando Brown, Eli Lamm and more.
A word from Seen Snowboarding about the film:
This video is dedicated to all the queer and trans snowboarders and viewers everywhere. We love you. We thank you for being exactly who you are. We also want you to know that this video does not by any means represent the entirety of queer snowboarding that is happening right now, in the past, or what is to come. There are so many queer riders and legends not included in this film and we are sorry if you still don’t feel seen or represented by us or by snowboarding. There is a long way to go. We hope though that this video can spark some inspiration for more folks to feel like snowboarding is for them, for more videos to be made, more norms to be challenged, and more diverse expression and crews on the hill and in the industry. Thank you for being here.
With love, Seen Snowboarding
Run by queer snowboarders, Seen Snowboarding is a platform that hosts meetups, circulates gear, redistributes resources, and creates videos that centre queer and trans snowboarding, with the goal of increasing visibility and access for LGBTQIA+ and 2S communities.
Directed by: Mikaela Kautzky Produced by: Tanner Pendleton, Kennedi Deck, Jake Kuzyk, and Mikaela Kautzky
Edited by: Mikaela Kautzky with support from Kennedi Deck, Jake Kuzyk, Tanner Pendleton, and Finn Westbury.
Filmed by: Mikaela Kautzky, Jake Kuzyk, Kennedi Deck, Casey Pflipsen, Elias Lamm, Devi Gupta, and Lando Brown Additional Filming by: Jake Durham, Bryden Bowley, Michelle Pezel, Nolan Quinn, Dustin Henry, Mikaela’s Mom, Spencer Nelson & Antoine Provencher.