Stories written by Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau
Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau is an award-winning multimedia storyteller. She has worked as a photographer, radio correspondent and writer in many countries, including East Timor, South Korea, Philippines, Haiti, Japan, the United States, Tunisia, Lebanon, Egypt and Dubai. She has conducted several workshops with streets kids, ex-prisoners, children of migrant workers and refugees on the use of photography and interviewing as a tool for self-empowerment in underrepresented communities as means of dealing with racism, poverty, prejudice and war. Currently she is working on multimedia essays documenting displaced faces around the world, migrant workers and women, and is the founder and organiser of the "Taste Culture" initiative.

Skateboarding Can Be Empowering

An array of colourful quarter pipes, bank ramps and a fun box come to life as a clutch of Cambodian youngsters do balancing tricks, kick-flips and kick turns. The all-girl session at a skating facility near the Russian Market here is facilitated by 20-year-old Kov Chansangva, popularly known as Tin.