I just interviewed Jenny Arata for our ‘Badass Women’ story. She’s one of Absinthe’s roller-skating acrobats. But what about her husband Victor Arata—the guy who taught Jenny to skate? Isn’t he a badass, too?
Indeed he is. We chatted as well:
Cleverboy: How old were you when you started skating?
Victor: I started at 5. Been doing it for over 18 years.
Cleverboy: What do your parents do for a living?
Victor: My parents are both 6th-generation circus performers.
Cleverboy: What’s your worst injury so far?
Victor: 5 years ago, I fell down and broke my elbow.
Cleverboy: Are you worried about falling or dropping your wife?
Victor: It's always in the back of my mind. Every performance. But that's good. It reminds me that in a second, we can fly away with a crash. So I focus my energy on the safety aspects of every trick.