Breaking Stereotypes, This 46-Year-Old Indian Mother Of Two Skates In Saree And Becomes Internet Sensation

Mother Of Two Skates In Saree
by Suchismita Pal
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46-year-old Oorbee Roy has turned into an internet sensation ever since she has started skating in traditional Indian saree. Roy, who resides in Toronto, is a Tiktok star and a mother of two. She had started skating around three years back. Her Instagram handle, Aunty Skates has over 14.8 K followers with just around 58 posts. In an interview with TODAY, Roy said that getting on the skateboard was the most liberating feeling she had ever experienced. She also asked others to do things that are too late to take up. Because as we all know, age is just a number.

 

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Roy Aims To Inspire Others To Live Their Best

Roy not only shares clips of her skating but also short videos to inspire others. She had in fact created the TikTok account to motivate people to live their best, no matter their age. One of her videos also states, “Spreading joy and positivity is the key to your happiness.”

 

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She has indulged in skating wearing Indian kurtis too. She also did snowboarding with her family. Earlier, she had shared videos of learning skateboarding in the skatepark. The best part about her videos is that whenever she teaches something, she ends the video with “Aunty believes in you, you can do it.”

 

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You Never Know Until You Try.. Just Go There And Do It, Says Roy

In one of the videos, Roy has shown how her skating skills improved in a span of three years from the age of 43 to 46. She has also inspired her daughter not to give up on the sport, no matter how hard it seems to be, as skating teaches perseverance. Her husband has been learning skateboarding for many years and her kids too had started learning it. So, Roy decided to develop her skills too in the sport. She said on Instagram, “I started skateboarding because my kids were skateboarding and it looked really fun…You never know until you try. You have to try if you want to have fun. Just go out there and do it.”

 

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Despite being discouraged by many because of her age, she sharpened her skills in the game and today she is a pro skater. If you have a strong will to do something, nothing can stop you from doing it.

 

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