Joanne Barratt

Joanne has many roles maybe what we call a slasher; Mom/photographer/pro athlete support crew/world traveller/teacher...the list of skills goes on. She's the mother of an aspiring young pro skater and has dedicated much of her effort and life to support her daughter's dreams and all her work and dedication is starting to produce incredible results.

We sat down for a chat in Bondi during the Bowlarama contest accompanied by noisy birds and a massive hail storm! We pick up the conversation as we were discussing what I've heard a few parents comment on - skating is great but what about the (maybe projected) culture of drink and drugs?