At the time, I was too pumped up on adrenaline to realize how bad it was. I’d already taken a skate to the crotch back in November, I figured a little knee pain wouldn’t stop me. So after the initial pain subsided a bit, I realized the were going to do one of my favorite drills. I put my gear back on and went back out to skate.
At the beginning of 2018, roller derby was on my mind most of the time. When I wasn’t helping with team fundraisers or hanging out with the girls, I was watching an endless number of youtube videos, researching skates, wheels, bearings, and gear.
I never thought I’d be a roller girl. I never imagined that roller derby would become my obsession and passion.
Girls wearing fishnets and hitting each other? Why would I want to get involved with that?
I’m not a badass. I have no interested in being some kind of sex icon or having an alter-ego. The roller derby girls I knew were not the type of women I would fit in with… or so I thought.