Maya first picked up a skateboard just after immigrating with her mom to the states from Russia a few months ago.
With support from her family and local community, Maya is now dropping into bowls and has become a crowd favorite at Venice Skate Park.
The Gnar Gnar Honeys created a short documentary about Maya’s journey during her first few months of skateboarding. Scroll down to watch.
Producer, Director, Cinematographer: Monica Medellin
Second Camera: Karen Masumoto
Editor(s): Monica Medellin and Karen Masumoto
Photography: Stephanie Johnson