Adobe Launches a Striking Digital Collection That Celebrates Black Roller Skating Culture

Award-winning performer Cynthia Erivo helps skaters tell their stories

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Roller-skating saw a resurgence in popularity during the pandemic as people looked for a novel way to spend time outside during lockdown. But while the sport found a new audience (and some viral love on TikTok), roller-skating has deep roots in Black culture, with skating rinks serving as venues for desegregation protests in the ‘60s and hip-hop concerts in the ‘80s.

Adobe and Emmy, Grammy and Tony-award winning actress and singer Cynthia Erivo are highlighting that connection with “Stories on Skates,” a series of six digital animations created using the software company’s 3D tools.



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