A few years ago, Jordan Trahan abandoned New York to return back home to New Orleans. At the time, it seemed like a strange move considering Jordan was rapidly becoming one of the most respected skaters in the city during a time that N.Y. was reestablishing itself as a global Mecca for skateboarding. Trahan reveals the mental health issues at the root of the decision in an interview published by Cafe Creme last week.
Why have you moved back to Louisiana?
The move back was a tough decision to make. After being released from a three week stint in Bellevue in December ‘15, I spent the next year trying to make sense of the manic episode that put me there. Concluding that frequencies put off by the AT&T towers on our roof were at least in part responsible, I realized I needed to get out. After a couple of months readjusting, the strain in my mind had loosened and slowly began to feel right again.
Trahan goes on to reveal a couple of video parts that are in the works for later this year. We’re assuming one of them will be an introduction from a board company since he parted ways with 5Boro back in February.
What are your next plans for the rest of the year, any project in the map?
Well here in New Orleans, my friend Charles is finishing up a local video ‘Broth’ that I should have a little section in. I’m also working on two other parts but they’ll remain a secret for now.
Read the full interview here.