Seen Snowboarding Presents—"From the Bottom of One's Heart"


Seen Snowboarding presents: 'From the Bottom of One's Heart' a LGTBQIA + community snowboard video directed by Mikaela Kautzky and supported by Vans. Run by queer snowboarders, Seen Snowboarding is a platform that hosts meetups, circulates gear, redistributes resources, and creates videos that centre queer and trans snowboarding, with the goal of increasing visibility and access for LGBTQIA+ and 2S communities. 




Dear viewer,


This video is dedicated to all the queer and trans snowboarders and viewers everywhere. We love you. We thank you for being exactly who you are. We also want you to know that this video does not by any means represent the entirety of queer snowboarding that is happening right now, in the past, or what is to come. There are so many queer riders and legends not included in this film and we are sorry if you still don’t feel seen or represented by us or by snowboarding. There is a long way to go. We hope though that this video can spark some inspiration for more folks to feel like snowboarding is for them, for more videos to be made, more norms to be challenged, and more diverse expression and crews on the hill and in the industry. Thank you for being here.

With love,

Seen Snowboarding

from the bottom of ones heart


Directed by: Mikaela Kautzky

Produced by: Tanner Pendleton, Kennedi Deck, Jake Kuzyk, and Mikaela Kautzky Edited by: Mikaela Kautzky with support from Kennedi Deck, Jake Kuzyk, Tanner Pendleton, and Finn Westbury

Filmed by: Mikaela Kautzky, Jake Kuzyk, Kennedi Deck, Casey Pflipsen, Elias Lamm, Devi Gupta, and Lando Brown

Additional Filming by: Jake Durham, Bryden Bowley, Michelle Pezel, Nolan Quinn, Dustin Henry, Mikaela's Mom, Spencer Nelson, Antoine Provencher


About Seen

Seen Snowboarding is a not-for-profit group run by queer snowboarders for queer snowboarders, with the goal of increasing LGBTQ+ visibility in the sport through community engagement, on-hill meetups, and mutual-aid. Founded in the spring of 2020 by Tanner Pendleton, Kennedi Deck, and Jake Kuzyk, Seen is committed to dismantling all systems of oppression within snowboarding.


About Vans

Vans®, a VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) brand, is the original action sports footwear, apparel, and accessories brand. Vans® authentic collections are sold in 84 countries through a network of subsidiaries, distributors, and international offices. Vans® has over 2,000 retail locations globally including owned, concession and partnership doors. The Vans® brand promotes creative self-expression in youth culture across action sports, art, music, and street culture and delivers progressive platforms such as the Vans Park SeriesVans Triple Crown of Surfing®Vans Pool PartyVans Custom Culture, and Vans’ cultural hub and international music venue, House of Vans.