Gearing Up for Roller Derby

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.

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How Roller Derby becomes a Passion

My dedication to the team, to learning to skate, and all there was to learn about roller derby had grown exponentially since that first practice where I was talked into giving it a try.

How Roller Girls are Made

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.