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tutifruti is a project led by two queer Latina women based in South Florida. Through a variety of mediums, tutifruti creates a network for women and LGBTQ+ skaters to share their stories, forming a space to grow and learn together from diverse locations. The tie binding these communities is a handmade tutifruti fingerboard. Each board is unique in its design and message, representing a moment of healing and acceptance.


The creation of the original 75 tutifruti boards stemmed from Isabella Ostos Campo’s search for a way to process a traumatizing experience. The physical action of making the boards became a form of art therapy, and the designs drew inspiration from a variety of sources, such as books, television shows, friends and family, as well as her own experiences in therapy. The boards were tangible markers of the development of her mental health, one that felt valuable to share, which led to the creation of tutifruti.


This original set of boards has now traveled with us to over 10 European countries, being donated to many of the women and/or LGBTQ+ skaters that we’ve met on our journey. We utilize photography to document the skaters that we encounter and the skateparks they frequent. We talk with them, we skate with them, and we capture their experience as skaters, friends, teachers, and students. Throughout this journey, we also highlight the concepts of urban design that create the sacred spots where these connections are built.


As we meet people, we engage in discussions about mental health and how it relates to skateboarding, while sharing our own struggles and growth. By opening up this conversation, an exchange of emotional vulnerability occurs that improves the personal well-being of ourselves and others.