Babes doing bits: Meet Esty, the cool-girl bringing roller skating to our feeds
If you hadn’t already noticed, rollerskating is the new favourite sport of the Instagram cool-girl. We caught up with singer, songwriter and roller skater Esty. We found out all about her music career, her passion for putting on the skates and her iconic sense of style.
Q+A with Esty
Born in NYC and raised in Rhode Island, Esty is is officially who we all wanna be RN. Her videos have had us all googling where to buy roller skates and knee pads. In case you didn’t already know, she’s also a successful singer and songwriter, providing us with the ultimate Summer tunes to skate to.
Hey Esty! Tell us a bit about what you do
I’m a recording artist/producer, roller skater. I’ve been creating records for the past decade and have been rollerskating for the past 2 years. You can check out my music here.
How did you first get into skating?
I got into rollerskating two years ago, but have been skateboarding since I was about 16 years old. A show called Sharp Objects on HBO was the catalyst for getting into rollerskating. A scene comes to mind where the main character and her little sister rollerskate down this deserted small town street with their arms spread out as if they were soaring. It just looked so liberating. Really inspired me to pick up this new passion.
What is your favourite part about rollerskating?
The instant boost of serotonin the minute I rollout
What is your favourite music to skate to and why?
I like anything that’s drum and bass driven. I’m American but my ethnicity is dominican so I love reggaeton, dembow, R&B etc I can’t tell you just one genre. I love everything really, whatever speaks to me at that moment.
What impact has having such a passion for a sport or hobby had on your mental health?
Roller Skating is one among other things, that has kept me sane and has provided an escape to another world. Plus you’re also getting a great full body exercise, while maintaining social distancing.
What do you like to do in your down time?
If I’m not creating music, you’ll probably find me rollerskating, meditating or hanging with family.
What do you like to wear when you skate & why?
I feel the most confident and have the most fun skating when I’m wearing something I enjoy being in. I’ve always loved fashion and it’s always been a big part of who I am, and now with roller skating it’s amazing to explore and combine different self expression avenues. It’s been so cool to marry both.
I’ve always loved fashion and it’s always been a big part of who I am, and now with roller skating it’s amazing to explore and combine different self expression avenues.Esty
What advice would you give someone that wants to start a new hobby?
If it’s something you’re interested in doing, just do it! There’s no other time but now.
Quickfire questions with Esty:
Fave comfort food? 🍕
Vegan macaroni and cheese
What’s your boss babe mantra? ✍️
Be honest with yourself and others
The last TV show you binge watched? 🍿
Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix
Describe your style in 3 words: 🛍️
Cute, sweet but savage
Who is your favourite celebrity or influencer to stalk on Instagram?
Rosalia, she’s so cute and probably one of the sweetest people in the world