Jilleen Liao is the founder of Onto, an independent sneaker brand based in New York City. Growing up in San Francisco, she spent her formative years exploring and immersing herself in street skateboarding. Slamming on hills, running from undercover cops, and learning to ollie while pro skaters were doing kickflip melon grabs down legendary gaps several feet away are all part of her resumé of experiences. Heavy Discussion started as a panel series designed to increase traffic to global issues by directly involving the communities that inform Onto. HD has held three successful panels in New York City to date, with the last two examining aspects of skate culture that specifically affect women in skateboarding.